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A small fishing village on the western coast of the Bodrum Peninsula, Gümüslük is a popular choice for a day trip from Bodrum with its scenic promenades and rocky coves. Quieter and less developed than many of the region’s other coastal towns, Gümüslük is best known for its fresh seafood, secluded sandy beaches and the offshore Rabbit Island (Asar Adasi), which can be reached on foot from the mainland by wading through knee-deep sea waters.

Once the site of the ancient city of Myndos, Gümüslük is dotted with archaeological sites, but the most impressive ruins can be found underwater, where sections of the former sea walls, buildings and floor mosaics remain scattered around the headland. Take a scenic boat tour or fishing expedition around Gümüslük Bay or explore the sunken ruins on a snorkeling or diving excursion.

Practical Info

Gümüslük is located at the western tip of the Bodrum Peninsula, 23 km from Bodrum. Regular dolmuslar (mini-buses) run to Gümüslük from Turgutreis, Bodrum and Yalikavak.

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