Gumusluk Travel Guide

  • Indoor area of Hayat
    Indoor area of Hayat
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    Outside bar area of the Hayat
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    Patio area of the Hayat
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Gumusluk Things to Do

  • Men - get a Haircut or Shave

    Wander past the hub of tourist restaurants clustered around the harbour jetty, and away from Rabbit Island. This pathway leads to Gumusluk's second beach area.A hundred meters or so past the restaurants is a set up steps leading up to the Harbour Mosque, and at the bottom of the steps is a local barbers. Pop in here for a Turkish shave, and enjoy...

  • Walk on Water

    You can walk from the mainland across to Rabbit Island, using the underwater causeway as your path. This causeway are the submerged ruins of the ancient city of Myndos.You used to be able to walk around Rabbit Island, but in 2008 they started archaeological excavations, and it's been shut off to visitors while the work is in progress, but it will...

  • Early Morning Kayak Ride

    Great way to view Gumusluk from the sea. Paddle around the Bay and Harbour, and around Rabbit Island. Great for Beginners.Single and Double Kayaks Available.1 hour is perfect duration for touring the Bay and Harbour.


Gumusluk Hotels

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  • Club Hotel Zemda

    Cayiralti Mevkii, Gumusluk, 48970, Turkey

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

  • Crystal Hotel Bodrum

    Burun Mevkii Karakaya Koyu, Gumusluk, Mugla, 48900, Turkey

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars

  • Ayci Apart Otel

    Gum-san 1 Koyu, Bodrum, Mugla, Turkey

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

Gumusluk Restaurants

  • Colourful and Laid Back

    Colourful restaurant and cafe set in a garden, just off the beaten path near Gumusluk Beach. A chilled vibe, and hey don't just serve meals and drinks, they also host yoga sessions, craft market days and movie nights.As well as garden seating, there's a patio and an indoor area.The owner used to run a cafe in Paris, but moved to Gumusluk for a...

  • Perfect spot for a Traditional Turkish...

    Located right at the harbour's edge, this restaurant is ideally located for a delicious Turkish Breakfast. Take a seat, and watch the locals around the harbour start their day. The Mandarin is a family owned restaurant, and they serve meals all day, but I've only been there for breakfast. I spotted it when I was kayaking around the bay, and when I...

  • Not all restaurants in Gumusluk are...

    If you’re looking for a place to each lunch, or maybe grab a inexpensive dinner, Gümüşlük Harbour may not be the first location that comes to mind. But if you steer clear of the popular tourist establishments that line the harbour, you’ll find establishments that appeal just as much to the locals, as budget conscious travelers..Although...


Gumusluk Shopping

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    Le Kabbak: Gourds Workshops in Derekoy

    by rovingjay Updated Oct 3, 2013

    Le Kabbak is run by an enterprising group of lamp makers at the forefront of “rural renewal” in Dereköy.

    According to their website, the artists put blood, sweat, tears into the making of each creation, and this infuses the gourds with new spirit.

    What to buy: The gourds can take as much as a year to dry out – and then a couple of days to turn into a lighting accessory.

    It’s an eye-catching landmark as you travel along this road to Gümüşlük, especially at night when the gourds are lit up like Christmas on steriods.

    What to pay: 20TL for a cheap basic Gourd, but the more elaborate the design, the higher the cost. There are Gourds to fit every budget.

    The exterior of the Gourd Shop and Workshop Drilling the design into a dried Gourd Gourds waiting for the gems to be glued into them Gourds made into Light Fixtures
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Gumusluk Off The Beaten Path

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    Secret natural pool

    by pavlo Written Nov 12, 2006

    There is a loverly natural pool at the end of the bay! The pool gets filled naturally when it is windy so the water is relativly fresh! Plus not that many people know about it. Its great to watch the sunset from and relax in a warm pool of water! I only discovered it this year and I have been going to Gumusluk for nine years.

    The location is at the end of the bay past the hotel at the end and from there it is about a ten minutes walk. Make sure you take a torch as it can be quite dangerous coming back when it is dark. If you can ask a local where it is.

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Gumusluk Favorites

  • Rabbit Island

    by ruffen Written Oct 7, 2004

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    Favorite thing: Don't forget to have your swimgear with you.
    You have to go into the water to get to the Rabbit Island!!!
    It's not that long walk, but you will have water almost up to your swim"trousers".

    What's to see?
    Rabbit, rabbit, rabbit.... There's a lot of them there!!! But they are shy :(

    You also get a nice view to Gumusluk bay.

    The wet road to Rabbit Island
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