Fun in Gumbet
If you're after sun-kissed days and fun-filled evenings, look no further than a Gumbet holiday.
Conveniently located no more than a stone's throw from bustling Bodrum and featuring a fantastic stretch of beach that's complemented with a lively nightlife, there's a lot on offer in Gumbet. Spend lazy days relaxing on the sandy shore before hitting the town for dinner, drinks and dancing. Active holidaymakers will love the array of fascinating landmarks and ancient ruin sites nearby, while sporty types will want to delve into the great range of water sports available. Whether you're travelling as friends, a couple or a family, let loveholidays help you plan a holiday of a lifetime.
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- Time Zone: GMT +
- Average flight time: 4h 30m
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Things to do in Gumbet
Offering up an interesting mix of history, culture, beach and bars, a Gumbet holiday is one of a kind. While away your days on the beautiful stretch of beach, make a splash in the ocean and try your hand at one of the water sports or soak up Turkish culture in the centre of Gumbet, with a colourful local market, live music and plenty of Turkish dancing every night of the week. The possibilities are endless!
Shopping in Gumbet is also great and you can find so much more than a handful of dusty souvenir shops. With a bright and lively market scene you can pick up all the essentials including beautiful Turkish rugs and hand-crafted shoes.
Sun, sea and sand in Gumbet
Once a quiet fishing village, Gumbet has come a long way. It's now renowned for its fantastic stretch of golden sand and turquoise water as well as its vibrant nightlife scene. Every year holidaymakers flock to Gumbet for a chance to enjoy the sun, sea and parties as well as appreciate the interesting historic sites that are dotted throughout. Although it is a popular resort, you won't have any trouble finding a spot to call your own on the beach as this curved bay has plenty of hideaway coves and quiet areas – it's also a great place to catch a spectacular sunset. Whether you want to kick back and relax with a cocktail in hand or prefer to jump on a jet ski and see the coastline from an altogether different angle, Gumbet is the place to be.
Soak up the culture in Gumbet
Thanks to its prime location, Gumbet is within easy reach of some fascinating landmarks. Bodrum itself is only a ten-minute bus journey away and is great place to be day or night. Spend the morning seeking out the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, or the evening enjoying a fruity cocktail or two and dancing until the sun comes up. The famous ancient city of Ephesus is also close by and makes for a remarkable day trip with its ancient ruins that include an amphitheatre, bath houses and shops. If you want to stock up on history then you can also visit the House of the Virgin Mary, said to be the very place where Mary spent her last days.
Please note that Irish Passport holders arriving in Turkey from 10 April 2014 need to obtain an e-visa online before travel. You can apply for your e-visa on www.evisa.gov.tr.