Gümüş translates "silver" in Turkish, hence Gümüşlük being "the place of silver". Thanks to strictly enforced building prohibitions, the seafront has kept its original and photogenic fishing village charm.
Lying on the western tip of Bodrum Peninsula, Gümüşlük is renowned for the beauty of its sunsets over the horizon in Aegean Sea.
Gümüşlük lies about 20-25 minutes from Bodrum, and you can take a minibus (dolmuş) for 3 TL.
The main hub of tourist activity is centered around the Harbour and Beach area, but it's only a 2km walk to the heart of the village. It's an easy stroll through to the village, and provides you a different perspective of Gumusluk.
Gümüşlük 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.
"Rabbit Island" (Turkish: Tavşan Adası), situated in the middle of the bay and accessible by a partially sunken causeway, offers a magnificent panorama.
- Wednesday Farmers Market (By the Village Mosque and Post Office).
- Kikkula - Mostly Paper, Atatürk Caddesi 74, ☎ +90 532 604 43 94, e-mail: email@example.com. This shop sells a collection of objects d'art, home decor and accent pieces for the home - all made out of papier mache.
- Soğan Sarmısak, Karakaya Mah. Kumsal Plajı 12, ☎ +90 252 394-30-87. Delicious home made food.
- Limon Cafe, Yalı Mevkii no: 1, ☎ +90 252 394-40-44, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. An open-air cafe offering some snacks in addition to hot, soft, and alcoholic drinks, situated on the side of the hill above the village, overlooking the sea in a distance, combination of which means stunning views of sunset! Tastefully decorated with wooden chairs, which gives the place somewhat a rustic atmosphere. You can reach here by walking along the back lanes from Gumusluk Harbour.
- Limon Lokanta, Gumusluk Village (Near the Karakaya Mosque). The sister restaurant to the Limon Cafe. This Lokanta has a cheaper and more simple menu, and is located in the heart of the village.
There are no high rise hotels or resorts in Gumusluk. Besides a couple of small hotels, the rest of the accommodation is in local pansiyons located by the harbour, beach or in the village.
The telephone code of the village is (+90) 252, which it shares with the surrounding cities and towns.