Nestled between two cerulean Aegean bays lies the secluded fishing village of Gumusluk, which is by far one of the best places to eat fresh seafood in the Bodrum region. This un-spoilt area is located on the ancient city of Myndos, the foundations still visible in some locations so that very little tourist building has been allowed. This allows Gumusluk to retain the pure Turkish nature that makes it so endearing to so many.
Gumusluk has a sand and gravel beach but the real treasure in this charming village is the remains of Myndos, most amazing when viewed from below on a dive, but still visible from above the tide. Not too far from this spectacular location lies Rabbit Island, so named for the many wild inhabitants that reside on it, which is accessible by foot, although you might want to carry your sandals as the pathway is submerged by water up to about the knee. The walk is worth it though, as once on the island there are outstanding views both of Gumusluk and the Aegean surrounding them both.
Before setting off for your adventure to Rabbit Island, make sure to stop off at one of the many delectable cafes that line the coast and try a hot Turkish breakfast roll (pogaca) and for lunch, make sure that you try at least one seafood menu item, chances are you would have passed by the boat that caught it earlier in the day, and Gumusluk’s restaurants are known for creating some stunningly simple and yet amazing dishes with just a few select ingredients.
Not only is Gumusluk a sweet and beautiful village with fantastic views, it is also one of the calmest and relaxed destinations in all of Bodrum. The bars and restaurants in the village all have a noise limit, allowing the atmosphere to stay as tranquil as possible, making Gumusluk one of the best places to have a glass of wine on the beach front, whilst watching the amber sun set without being bothered by any other than the chilled music of the traditional performer playing.
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