The peaceful village of Gumusluk is one of the oldest settlements on the Bodrum peninsula.  It stands on the site of the ancient Carian city of Myndus whose seafront sections slid into the sea in some long-forgotten earthquake. Myndus is mentioned in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. The story goes that Brutus and Cassius, the principal knife-wielders in Caesar’s murder kept their fleet in the harbour of Myndus in the civil war that followed.

Its situation, on the site of the ancient city of Mydos has ensured that no large scale developments have been allowed, which has enabled this small coastal village to retain all of its original charm and tranquillity.


The sunsets in Gumusluk are renowned, as the sea first turns to a shimmering pale pink and then to silver. If you are lucky enough to be here at the time of a full moon, you wont be disappointed as the moon hangs suspended over the bay giving the most wonderful romantic scene.

Gumusluk is the perfect antidote for modern-day living, it’s a great place to unwind in an idyllic setting.  The wonderful shelter of the bay provides a natural harbour for yachts and local fishing boats, the waterfront restaurants enjoy a reputation for excellent fresh fish amongst the Turks as far away as Istanbul. Rabbit Island separates the two well-sheltered bays of Gumusluk and is accessible by a partially sunken causeway. The Island offers a magnificent panoramic view of the bay.



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