Gulluk and Milas
A bay in Gokova
|The translucent and
deep waters of the Gulf of Gokova,on the southern shore of the Bodrum
peninsula vary from the darkest blue to the palest turquoise, and the
coastline is thickly wooded with every hue of green. In the evening,the
sea reflects the mountains silhouetted against the setting sun, and at
night it shimmers with posphorescence.You can take a yacht tour or hire a
Bodrum for a two, three or seven day tour of the gulf.
|The Gulf of Gulluk,
and harbor of the same name, lie north of the
Bodrum peninsula on the
Aegean. The mythological Dolphin Boy is said to have been born a little
farther to the north at Kiyikislacik (Iassos) South of Gulluk,Varvil
ancient Bargilya, sits at the end of a deep narrow inlet surrounded by
olive covered hillsides.
Inland from Gulluk is Milas, ancient Mylasa, known for its beautiful
carpets, a century old tradition which continues today. The weavers rarely
mind a visitor watching them at work. Plenty of old Turkish houses with
carved timbers and latticed windows provide examples of the vernacular
architectural style. Gumuskesen, a monumental tomb, thought to be a small
copy of the famous Halicarnassus Mausoleum, stands in the west of the city.
The ancients built Labranda, a sanctuary dedicated to Zeus, high in the
mountains. Today tourists have rediscovered this mountain retreat and
escape to its exhilarating air and breathtaking scenery.