Some remains of Myndos can still be found in the waters that lead to Rabbit Island. We walked through these waters, however, Rabbit Island is currently closed for excavation.
Gümüşlük has a true village feel. There are no gas stations. There is one major grocery store, Migros which caters to the visitors, and one smaller store, Dia S.A. Besides that, the villagers shop at local bakkals, bakeries, and pazars.
The municipality regulates developments. There are many newer buildings, however, there still remains open space. And buildings must be painted white.
We rented a small apartment from a British expat who resides in Ankara. The place was small, but truly perfect. It was an air-conditioned 2-bedroom apartment, with a balcony that looked down to the sea.
There were two swimming pools on-site. And the other visitors, mostly Brits, were really friendly. We got to meet and mingle with quite a few of them as I participated in karaoke night at the bar in the complex.
My hubby took this video of the slide using his new toy, the GoPro underwater sports camera:
When we needed gas, we headed to the neighboring town of Turgutreis. It is much larger than Gümüşlük and had more of the feel of a beach town. The town was named after the Ottomon admiral, Turgut Reis, who was born there in 1485.
If you are heading to Bodrum, I highly recommend staying on the Peninsula. Bodrum has traffic, nightlife, and noise. The Peninsula, on the other hand, “has it all.”