As the overcrowded tourist resorts of Spain start to lose their appeal, people are looking for a holiday destination that still retains its culture, traditions, has a long history, and just as importantly, has great weather and beaches. The Bodrum Peninsular region of south-west Turkey has all this and more, and there are many places that can be stayed in. One great suggestion is to stay in a holiday rental house in Gumusluk. The property, complete with all mod-cons and a fitted kitchen, is the perfect retreat to enjoy this area that is protected against over development.
Anyone on holiday in Gumusluk will soon realise that there are a huge number of leisure activities that can be enjoyed within the area. The beach and sea are the focal point for many of them, with swimming and snorkelling being the obvious starting points. Other water sports that can be tried in the area include water skiing, wind surfing, fishing and even paragliding. Back on dry land, anyone interested in cycling, hiking, tennis and golf will also be able to find things to do.
One of the great things about staying in self catering accommodation in Gumusluk is that there are many things to see in the area, with some of them being quite literally on the doorstep. The village itself is built upon the ruins of an ancient city called Mydus, and the remains of it can still be seen in the shallows waters of the bay. Further afield, a trip to the port city of Bodrum should be high on anyone’s list of places to visit. Boasting many wondrous buildings, the most impressive of them is Bodrum Castle, which was built in the 1400's by the Knights Hospitaller. Within its walls, is also housed the Underwater Archaeology Museum, with many displays and exhibitions of objects recovered from the sea.
As the area enjoys a warm, Mediterranean climate, a holiday in Gumusluk can be taken at almost any time of year. Of course, the summer months are the warmest, and between June and September, the average daily highs are around the 32 degrees Celsius mark. Even during January, the average highs are 15 degrees, dropping to 8 degrees at night. Rainfall is practically non-existent during the summer, and heaviest in December when approximately 150mm falls in the month.
The best airport to use when staying in a holiday rental house in Gumusluk is Izmir Adnan Menderes International Airport (ADB) in Izmir. There are a selection of international flights available in and out of here, and UK residents may be interested in Easyjet flights out of London Gatwick (LGW). On arrival, car hire is available for those that need it, and the journey time to the self catering accommodation in Gumusluk is just under three and a half hours.