Despite its tranquil location at the top of a hill between Yalikavak and Gumusluk, the apartment is perfectly positioned to access the famous city of Bodrum (20Km) which boasts great nightlife, restaurants, shops, marinas and cafes.
Closest to the apartment lies the beautiful sleepy fishing village of Gumusluk, a charming and beautiful place, a natural harbour and home to some fine restaurants and cafes with a romantic and endearing charm.
You can wade out from the beach to Rabbit Island from whose top you can get a tremendous view of the village and surrounding area, and feed the wild rabbits that live there.
Gumusluk has fresh fish for sale and small market stalls selling trinkets and charms, its one of the oldest places on the peninsula and there are ancient underwater ruins which attract snorkellers from around the world every year.
It has some excellent restaurants with all the fresh fish on display and a great selection of flavours to try in many family owned restaurants lined along the seafront. A great place to visit and hang out, relax out of the sun or on the beach which has sun loungers for hire and beachfront service for drinks and snacks.
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Less than 5km from the apartment lies Yalikavak, a town which has undergone much investment and improvements in recent years and now has a beautiful new marina with high class cafes, shops and restaurants.
Boat Trips run regularly from old Yalikavak harbour and are thoroughly recommended for a lazy day travelling along the coastline and swimming in bays or lazing in the sun and drinking a beer whilst the water passes by.
Shopping in Yalikavak is a great experience as it has lovely old shopping streets selling all types of goods including fashion items, fresh honey and olive oil, fruit, vegetables and lovely cakes and pastries.
A great selection of restaurants, cafes and bars are all found in central Yalikavak which offer something for all ages, and the quieter part of town the other side of the new marina features some very romantic waterside restaurants which have great seafood on offer every night.
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Bodrum and Bodrum Penisula
The Apartment is just 20 minutes drive from Bodrum and this is somewhere you really must visit during your stay in Gumusluk.
Bodrum lies on a peninsula formed by the juncture of two harbors lined
by brilliantly white houses and ancient tombs. Known as Halicarnassos
in former times, its threadlike lanes weave their way down to the blue
sea. Bodrum offers all the amenities and facilities that visitors have
come to expect.
There is much more. Bodrum is Turkey's yachting capital, spanning every
aspect of the industry and sport from construction to emergency
repairs. Nightlife throbs in Bodrum's bars, where a great variety of
music can be enjoyed.
With the lively marina the hub of the town, sailing is a way of life in
the Bodrum Peninsula, with plenty of opportunity to cruise along the
spectacular shoreline in a yacht or enjoy a famed Blue Cruise in a
traditional wooden gulet.
As well as sailing and boating, the beaches are ideal for other water
sports, with many beaches offering facilities ranging from jet skiing,
canoeing and banana boats to surfing, wind surfing, water skiing,
parasailing, scuba diving and snorkelling.
Away from the water, the Bodrum region offers activities such as tennis
and golf, horse riding in the valleys, and river rafting on the Dalaman
river. Walking and hiking in the cooler spring months are a scenic way
to explore the inland regions, with off-road jeep safaris an exciting
way of discovering sights off the beaten track.
Vibrant and diverse, the nightlife in Bodrum town offers a stylish
scene, being home to a wide variety of clubs, discos and bars.
With its rich history of Turkish crafts, Bodrum is the perfect place
for some serious shopping or browsing. The bazaar quarter is home to
traditional shops, selling everything from carpets and rugs, to
leather, silver, pottery and embroidery, and colourful local markets
offering an array of local produce and spices.
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Previous Guests Comments:
The property is probably at one of the most wonderfull places at this area - straight on the top of a hill. We found everything as discribed on the internet. The appartement is very nice, clean - the pool excellent. All pictures are really true!
Peter Hacker, Aug 2008,