An 8 km long road that branches off to the right from the Milas-Bodrum highway will take you to Güllük. If Bodrum is too crowded for you, you can spend a quiet holiday here and still benefit from the nearby Bodrum. At present, Gulluk is still a quiet place, but you may also have witnessed how remote, peaceful places were suddenly “discovered” and built with holiday apartments, so that after a few years they were unrecognizable. Let’s wait, we’ll see what happens.
Gulluk is a small port city. From the port, bauxite, which is mined in the area, is exported. Anyway, you’ll see trucks transporting bauxite on the way to Gulluk. Gulluk was able to preserve the atmosphere of a pretty fishing village with its coastal fishermen who have settled on the Gulf of Mandalya and the bay Asin, and with its cafes and restaurants. The hotels and houses, which are located on the hills that rise from the coast, always have views of the sea. With a fishing net attached to stakes in the north of the city and in the sea, tasty fish of all kinds are caught. Sit down in one of the restaurants on the coast and order the delicious eel. The Turkish name of the eel is “Yilan baligi” (snake fish), but do not let that scare you, it is excellent. Fish cultures are created in most of the bays in the area. Likewise, in Gulluk, as well as in the neighboring city of Bodrum, there are shipyards in which the boats typical of the region (gulettes) are built. Although the sight of the yards is beautiful, it is difficult to say the same thing about the sight of the barges at the harbor.