Gumusluk stands on
the site of the ancient Carian city of Myndus
whose seafront sections slid into the sea in some
long-forgotten earthquake. Today these barely
submerged remains are a magnet for snorkellers
and underwater photographers. The land site is
yet to be fully excavated, but traces of antiquity
can be spotted in empty fields, sounding an evocative echo of
a distant age.
Country walks around Gumusluk are
invigorating and rewarding, especially in spring
and early summer when riotous displays of wild
flowers cast their rural spell and mingle their
fragrance with the smell of the sea.
'Rabbit Island', situated in the middle of the
bay and accessible by a partially sunken causeway,
offers a magnificent panorama and, yes, a glimpse
of rabbits scurrying around.
Gumusluk's current attraction is the plethora
of fine fish and seafood restaurants, a 'must'
of a visit to the region. Another of its many
attributes is the serenity of its nights.