Welcome to Gulluk.net

Located in Mandalya Bay on the Aegean Sea ,also known as the ‘Turquoise Coast’, Gulluk is foremost an unspoilt  fishing port north of the Bodrum Peninsular.
Only 10 minutes from Bodrum/Milas (BJV) Airport, ten minutes from the main road to Milas (15K) and Bodrum (45k)
There is an abundance of fish restaurants serving locally caught sea bass and bream, cafes and eating houses. In addition there are several supermarkets, hotels, and banks plus a multitude of local shops and businesses.
Local attractions include the beach, pleasure boat trips and glorious sunsets.
Historically, Gulluk, formerly known as Kulluk prior to 1933, was an import export harbour for the Greeks trading during the Ottoman Empire period. The store buildings and warehouses are today restaurants and shops.

Local industries include fish farming for sea bass and bream, and the export of bauxite from the recently relocated harbour on the outskirts of Gulluk.

Local Information

Like other villages and towns, Gulluk has a market day and this is held on a Thursday.
Fresh fruit, vegetables, dried fruit, nuts, spices, clothes, hardware can be found in abundance. Well worth a visit. Try the apple tea.
If you, as a visitor, want to eat and drink like a local then Joan Peterson’s ‘Eat Smart in Turkey’ (how to decipher the menu, know the market foods and embark on a tasting adventure) is well worth a read.

August 2015 News Update

Latterly Gulluk has seen much development within the village with new apartment blocks springing up everywhere. The largest development being Green Hill which is located outside of the centre of the village and close to the new ODEK Marina.

This Marina is planned to be completed by October 2015 and will accommodate up to 370 yachts/cruisers.

Marinas seem to be flavour of the month with the Horizon Sky Marina opposite Gulluk, the new one at Oren and the anticipated one within the port area of Gulluk.
The new Marina Residence (no where near the marina)
is well on its way to completion and certainly will be a landmark.
8 marina residence

The Milas Council have cleared the old plants from the promenade and replanted all borders. In addition new waste bins have been installed.

During the summer months there is a Craft Market situated in the car park adjacent to the Public Beach and Rose Café. Well worth a visit and open until late. Open from 19.00-23.00.

A great improvement for the taxi drivers is the new covered parking by the tea garden.

The car park in front of the town hall building has been closed and together with what was a children’s play area is now being turned into a an amphitheatre, fountains, children’s area and park.

The footings and slab base have been laid for a new mosque by the side of the football field.

Bodrum/Milas (BJV) Airport

The new International Terminal at the Milas-Bodrum airport was officially opened by the Minister of Transport Yildirim on the 3rd June 2012. There are eight ‘bridges’ and this will overcome the old practice of International passengers being coached to and from the aircraft in all weathers. Even jumbo jets can now be seen at the airport. Itailian company Astaldi took over the project 14 months ago and have now been awarded the contract together with a Turkish partner to build the third bridge across the Bosphorus in Istanbul.
The old International terminal now becomes the new Domestic Terminal.
This is the 7th busiest airport in Turkey and increased passenger traffic by 9.5% in 2011.

Flight Arrivals & Departures Bodrum Airport

A useful website, although not the official website, offers up to date information. www.bodrumairport.com
And www.flightstats.co.uk which besides being on the web has ‘Apps’ that can be downloaded.

Information & Cultural Centre


More information can be found here

Summer 2015

Unlike the UK and other European countries, Turkey observes a summer shutdown of the construction industry with the benefit of quieter holidays.
In addition, Gulluk closes the main promenade from the village centre to the public beach , from 19:00 until 02:00 the following day, thus creating a pedestrian only zone which is very pleasant for walking and visiting restaurants, cafes and bars. The promenade/roadway adjacent to the public beach is closed most days between 08.00 – 19.00

Mavi boncuk

This is a talisman generally made of glass/ceramics which protects the img82482642person/home from the evil eye.

Fishing for Squid

You will regularly see men, and sometimes women, with long poles with what looks like a small garden trowel fork attached. They walk along the edge of the promenade looking in the sea for squid. Although the squid can change its colours to help blend in with its surroundings, the fishermen are well experienced in recognising them. The black patches along the promenade are not oil spills but the ‘ink sac’ from caught squid. (calamari)