Are you planning on taking a holiday in Turkey this year? Maybe you’re thinking about booking a villa holiday on the Bodrum Peninsula? Well, if you are then Gumusluk may well be the perfect destination for you. Located in the sunny south west corner of Turkey, Gumusluk is a perfect holiday destination with something to offer everyone.
We have just returned from a hard morning’s shopping in Bodrum and although trawling through the hustle and bustle of the shopping streets and strolling around the beautiful marina and harbour front are thoroughly enjoyable occupations, by midday on a hot May morning (32 degrees actually!) as we head back home to Yalikavak thoughts are definitely turning to cold beer and warm food in a tranquil setting.
Central Bodrum has a buzz about it whatever time of the day or night you visit. The narrow streets are filled with shops selling everything from leather, jewellery and clothing to local crafts and you can’t go far without being tempted in to buy something by the enthusiastic locals. In the evenings the city really comes alive though with hundreds of bars and restaurants heaving with locals and tourists. If you are mesmerised by the amount of places on offer perhaps our guide to Bodrum’s bars will help you out…
Palmarina in Yalikavak (previously known as ‘Port Bodrum Yalikavak’) is set to be the largest marina in Turkey when it is completed in May 2014. It is already pretty impressive with its state of the art design and berths for over 450 yachts (this will increase to over 700 berths when it has been completed). If you are lucky enough to be sailing into the marina on your private yacht you will have full access to all facilities. If, like most of us mere mortals, you will be arriving by foot then access to where the boats are moored is restricted. However, there is still plenty to look at.
We have just returned from our third trip to Yalikavak and once again we had a wonderful time.
Wondering why our third trip well … It’s such a lovely place it draws us back. The village is small enough to have plenty going on both day and night. Whether its browsing the small shops, cay ( tea) at the local cafes, or picking up the freshly baked bread, nothing is hurried its all at a relaxed pace.