Gundogan, 25 km from Bodrum, has become a popular tourist center and, with its coastline, has become a popular holiday resort in recent years. The coast of Gundogan consists of sand from one end to the other and the sea is crystal clear. The place is an old fishing village full of greenery. The barracks of the fishermen, where yachts and fishing boats drop anchor, give the coast a special touch.
In recent years, many holiday apartments have been built in the Gündogan area, but the houses of the village, which are surrounded by olive, tangerine, banana, pomegranate and fir trees, could not be touched. The old and new owners protect this structure. The wind, which blows during the summer months at any hour of the day, makes both residents and tourists breathe a sigh of relief. Because of the wind, surfers are also pouring into Gündogan. Is market day, so you should not miss this opportunity.
There you will find typical handicrafts for the region, such as kilims and carpets, vases and straw woven items. The market is well priced compared to other parts of the peninsula. There are tombs hidden away in a volcanic rock and rock area above the village, where you can see interesting rock formations. However, to visit this area, one should take a guide or join a trekking tour organized by travel agencies. At sunset you will not get tired of the view of Gundogan. If you want to spend the evening in the village, there are on the coast fish restaurants, pubs and cafes, which have something to offer for every taste.
Boat trips and visit to the island of Apostol
From Gundogan you can take day trips by boat. The trip to the island of Apostol takes 15 minutes by boat. The rocks of this green island, which occupy the whole environment, form interesting formations. On the hill, which can be reached by a 30-35 minute walk, stands a largely preserved Byzantine church with three curves and its walls are decorated with frescoes. Furthermore, on this tour you can see the cisterns and ruins of buildings used by the monks. Do not forget the Peynir Çiçegi Cave, which deserves attention for its stalagmites and stalactites.