Ports: Gulluk Port
Located in Mandalya Bay on Turkey’s Turquoise Coast, Gulluk is a quiet fishing port, renowned for its beaches, boat cruises and glorious sunsets over the Aegean Sea. It is only 10 minutes from the Bodrum/Milas Airport, making it easily accessible for tourists wanting an authentic slice of Turkish coastal living.
Gulluk served as an important trade port for the Greeks throughout the Ottoman period, with the historic warehouses and stores now transformed into restaurants and boutiques. Gulluk is renowned for its seafood, with sea bass and bream two of its major exports, and sampling freshly caught fish at one of its waterfront restaurants is an essential experience. You can even sometimes spot fishermen with long poles catching squid along the promenade.
Plan your visit to coincide with the weekly Thursday market, where fresh produce, dried fruit, spices and nuts are sold alongside clothes and home goods. The lively atmosphere offers a glimpse into the local Turkish lifestyle, with plenty of bargaining opportunities. During the Summer months there is also an evening craft market where you can purchase locally made handicrafts as a unique souvenir.
Although Gulluk remains laid-back and relatively quiet today, the construction of a new marina and development of yacht tourism may well change that in the near future. So join us today for one of our fascinating Gulluk shore excursions to discover this authentic slice of the Turkish Aegean coast.