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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Landscaped Gardens (2014: Still looking beautiful! See photo galleries)

gardens-gumusluk-villaMy wife Val visited the Villa last week. One of the first things she noticed when she arrived was how well the gardens had matured.

The whole site is landscaped and a number of the orginal olive trees and mediterranean oaks were kept as part of the delelopment. There are three gardeners employed to look after the grounds and they planted innumerable shrubs and flowers when the site was first landscaped about two years ago. The vines are now climbing up the sides of the villa and over the pergolas and the bougainvillea has now climbed half way up the side of the villa. Numerous other flowering shrubs have covered the ground behind the villa.

Even last spring the succulents were a mass of small purple flowers around the top of the amphitheatre; next spring the display will be even better.