It stands on the site of the ancient Carian city of Myndos whose seafront sections slid into the sea in some long-forgotten earthquake. Today these remains are a magnet for snorkelers, in 2006 one hundred archaeologists descended on Gümüşlük to start excavating the land, so far they have uncovered further walls & mosaics.
Today Gümüşlük retains a small-scale, relaxed & magical atmosphere thanks to strictly enforced building prohibitions, designed to protect the ancient site. The charming flower-bedecked houses follow the curve of a small & pretty bay. Gümüşlük is the perfect antidote for modern-day living, it’s a great place to unwind in an idyllic setting. The wonderful shelter of the bay provides a natural harbour for yachts & local fishing boats, the waterfront restaurants enjoy a reputation for excellent fresh fish amongst the Turkish as far away as Istanbul. Gümüşlük is famed amongst many famous Turkish actors, artists & musicians who frequent the bay during the summer months.