Güllük and Surrounding Area

This section of the Turkish coast is notable for spectacular sunsets and stunning views of the sea and adjacent islands. The area has mild winters and hot summers with unbroken sunshine from May to October. Between April and November the daily maximum temperature ranges between 20° and 35° Celcius in July and August. High temperatures are mitigated by cooling breezes from the sea.

The area is renown for diving and sailing. Also boat trips from Güllük to outlying bays are available at reasonable daily rates with fishing, swimming and snorkelling an option. Alternatively a 15 minute drive will take you to the new Vita Park Golf Resort.

The local people are very hospitable and it is inexpensive to eat out.

The ancient port of Bodrum can be reached within approximately 35 minutes. The journey itself is a pleasure as a long section of the road hugs the coast.

Bodrum is dominated by its medieval castle and large yacht marina. There are also many exclusive shops and restaurants and a traditional Turkish bath is located close to the bus station. A short ferry ride will take you to the Greek island of Kos.

Turkey is the location for many sites of antiquity. There are numerous Roman remains at Iasos which is across the bay from Güllük. Ephesus is located some 140 km north. On the way Euromos can be visited, with its temple of Zeus, and Herakleia, with its temple of Athena and long city walls. On a hill high above Milas is Labranda, a site once dedicated to Zeus.

The historic city of Istanbul is well worth a visit, either as a stop over at the beginning or the end of your holiday, or by taking a flight from the local airport. There are inexpensive airport buses to the centre from both Ataturk and Sabiha Gökçen airports.