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 the International Bodrum – Milas 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.
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 vistitor, 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.
This is a talisman generally made of glass/ceramics which protects the person/home from the evil eye.
Within the village, the A101 Supermarket group have opened up their latest store which will provide extra competition to the existing five supermarkets and hopefully giving the customers a better deal.
In the market street, Simitci Zade has opened its doors and sells an interesting range of simits, pastries and snacks.
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)
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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. More pictures can be found here
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