Bodrum’s new hip place, Gümüşlük, is now a must-see when traveling through the Aegean coast of Turkey. The heart of Gümüşlük is its seaside, where following a slope down from the main street you walk among stalls of handmade artwork. Many of them tended by the artists themselves. This town is well-known for its artistic and bohemian locals, and the venues all reflect this. Gümüşlük is much more relaxed than other towns on the peninsula, with the focus more on the artistic side. In Gümüşlük, you could say is rustic chic.
Once you reach the sea, you face the magnificent Rabbit Island, which could conceivably accessed by trekking on the rocks in the shallow water that leads to the island. Like a sense of the wedding spot in the film “Mamma Mia”. Instead, you can check out the remnants of ancient fortifications from the area’s thousands of years of history resting in the sea.
Myndos – the former name for Gümüşlük
An ancient Caria settlement whose remnants still scattered across the city’s hills and in the nearby sea. The annual classical music festival takes place in one of its quarries. The best spot to while away the day and watch over the peninsula is Limon, a restaurant which bringing rustic chic to Gümüşlük. Considered the top spot to watch the sunset, Limon, which is set on platforms on the hill overlooking Rabbit Island. Also, it has wonderful Turkish fusion food and serves as an open-air museum of sorts for sculptures.