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Gümüşlük is a small seaside village in the Southern Aegean region of Turkey.

Understand

Gümüş translates "silver" in Turkish, hence Gümüşlük being "the place of silver". Thanks to strictly enforced building prohibitions, the seafront has kept its original and photogenic fishing village charm.

Lying on the western tip of Bodrum Peninsula, Gümüşlük is renowned for the beauty of its sunsets over the horizon in Aegean Sea.

Get in

Gümüşlük lies close to Bodrum, from which you can take minibuses (dolmuş) for 3 TL.

Get around

See

Gümüşlük stands on the site of the ancient Carian city of Myndus whose seafront sections slid into the sea in some long-forgotten earthquake. Today these barely submerged remains are a magnet for snorkellers and underwater photographers. The land site is yet to be fully excavated, but traces of antiquity can be spotted in empty fields, sounding an evocative echo of a distant age.

"Rabbit Island" (Turkish: Tavşan Adası), situated in the middle of the bay and accessible by a partially sunken causeway, offers a magnificent panorama.

Do

Buy

Eat

Drink

  • Limon Cafe, Yalı Mevkii no: 1, +90 252 394-40-44 (), [1]. An open-air cafe offering some snacks in addition to hot, soft, and alchoholic drinks, situated on the side of the hill above the village, overlooking the sea in a distance, combination of which means stunning views of sunset! Tastefully decorated with wooden chairs, which gives the place somewhat a rustic atmosphere.

Sleep

Contact

The telephone code of the village is (+90) 252, which it shares with the surrounding cities and towns.

Get out


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