On a hot summer day, Gumusluk Bay, an ancient fishing port called Yali by the locals, is an oasis for those who are looking for a place to catch a cool breeze.
Whether you are having your holiday in one of the resorts on Bodrum Peninsula or in Gumusluk, reward yourself with a day at Gumusluk Bay.
Starting the morning with fresh baked pastry and tea at the local seaside cafe enjoying the stunning views of Gumusluk Bay to distant islands.
Exploring the Rabbit Island walking through history along an ancient causeway, enjoying the sun, refreshing yourself in the crystal clear sea are only some examples of what Gumusluk Bay offers visitors.
Bread and meatballs, meatball sandwich served in fresh bread with hot spice, tomato, onion, parsley, salad, cucumber and hot pepper pickles at one of the two local cafes as lunch or an afternoon snack.
Later in the day watching the sunset over the sea and islands sipping your drink is a perfect way to prepare yourself for an unforgettable dinner at one of the Gumusluk restaurants along the seaside.
If you want to add some colour to your holiday, your day at Gumusluk Bay is one of the best gifts you can give to yourself. In addition to the seafood restaurants, cafes, local shops where you can buy daily necessities, and gift shops, there are also two car parks.
Gumusluk residents can buy a monthly car park ticket for the car park run by the local council. Tickets are sold at the Local Council Building in Gumusluk Village.
When the holiday season is over, daily tour boats, gulets, sailboats, motoryachts that grace the port during the high season are rarely seen. Fishing boats are in majority now in Gumusluk Bay. During the fishing season, local fishermen sell their catch, fish, octopus, squid, to fish restaurants and customers directly on the quay.
The seaside cafe is mostly populated now by locals, all year residents of Gumusluk villas and fishermen mending nets and baiting their hooks to prepare for another catch, unique atmosphere of a typical Aegean fishing village combining tranquility with history.
There will always be some of those lucky ones feeling privileged for having the opportunity to be part of this atmosphere all year round sitting at the local seaside cafe with wooden tables and chairs, or having dinner at one of the Gumusluk restaurants, or buying fish from the local fishermen to take home.
Who knows? After your Gumusluk holiday, maybe you will decide to be one of them.
The best thing that can be said about this lovely traditional Aegean fishing village is:
"There is no best time of the year to visit Gumusluk Bay."