Gumusluk Fishing Village: a Tranquil Walk from Gumusluk Villa

donkey-track-leading-away-from-gumusluk-villa  One of the main reasons we bought Gumusluk Villa was because it was within walking distance of the fishing village of Gumusluk with its famous seafood restaurants. We found that the majority of new properties in ‘Gumusluk’ were anything up to 10 km away!

And it’s a pleasant walk. From the access lane you cross the Gumusluk-Yalikavak road and join an ancient donkey track; from here it’s a tranquil walk to the delightful fishing village.

Down the path there are stunning views of Gumusluk bay and the headland. The track winds down to the sea, past the remains of old stonewalls and a few ruins; some incorporating pieces of lost archaeology from this area. The picture to the left shows part of a marble column embedded in what’s left of a crumbling edifice.

At the end of the path you are rewarded with a view of Gumusluk harbour proper, its geography much the same as it has been for hundreds of years, thanks to a conservation order that prevents any new building around the bay. It’s a quaint setting with small restaurants dotted along the shoreline, a few yachts lying at anchor and fine views of the Greek islands on the horizon.

To view the walk to the bay yourself take a look on google maps where I have mapped out the path.


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