Turkey whose history is rich and diverse, with numerous famous natural and ancient sights to experience, as well as its beaches, breathtaking scenery, picturesque towns and charming holiday resorts all make it a popular holiday destination for many people. The southern shoreline is really beautiful and is known as the ‘Turquoise Coast’.
Gumbet has grown into a thriving resort in its own right, with a long narrow crescent of sandy beach gently shelving into the clear waters it has become a favourite holiday location
. Gumbet on a peninsula where the Aegean meets the Mediterranean has everything you need for a fun beach based holiday.
The long sandy beach is a perfect place to try out the various watersports on offer, jet skiing is great fun for all the family (under 18) must be accompanied by an adult.
If water skiing is your thing then you can enjoy that to, lessons are available if you are a beginner to the sport. Windsurfing and parasailing are offered. If you prefer, hire a pedalo and enjoy some fun with all the family. The beach is within easy walking distance from many of the hotels, there are shops, bars and cafes lining the beach front area.
You will want to spend a lot of your time on the beach where you can relax on a sun bed, swim in the sea and soak up the holiday atmosphere, maybe do some snorkelling, a popular pastime here. There are plenty of fast food outlets should you feel like a snack. If you would prefer a quieter beach there are several a short dolmus (mini bus) ride away.
The resort has plenty of amenities and will suit the young and lively as well as families, it is fairly hilly and is steep in places which may prove difficult to get around if you have walking difficulties.
Prices tend to be higher here than in the well known resort of Bodrum which is 2km from Gumbet. You will find plenty of shops to browse around probably the best buys are leather goods, jewellery and carpets.
Gumbet has a bustling nightlife with plenty on offer from music bars, discos, and nightclubs where you can dance till late. If you prefer you can enjoy a relaxing meal at one of the many restaurants and an after dinner stroll. Many of the hotels have their own entertainment programmes for their guests also. There are boat trips taking in various sights around the coast and coastal cruises which make an enjoyable day out.
You might prefer to hire a car and visit some attractions independently; it can often work out cheaper than an organized coach tour. One visitor attraction well worth visiting if you have the opportunity is Ephesus, situated near Selcuk this ancient city is a visit back in time, there are temples, state buildings, roman latrines and much more to see, The Virgin Mary lived at Ephesus for some time, the site of the little house is now a shrine, it was visited in 1967 by Pope Paul V1. The city ruins are impressive and are a major tourist attraction.
Pamukkale, one of the natural wonders of the world and a World Heritage Site. It is a remarkable landscape with unique geological formations; the huge white cliff side looks like it is made out of cotton, this natural phenomenon has formed through the ages. It is a long drive to visit this amazing attraction but is well worth the effort.
Gumbet has plenty to offer its visitors, the best time to visit Turkey is from May to October, July and August are very hot and the main holiday months. Flight time from UK is around three and a half hours.