Our Recommendations and Tourist Ideas
The apartment is very easy to get to from Bodrum airport - only about 10 minutes drive. There is a reliable taxi service at the airport and the taxi driver arrive based on flight arrival times. A taxi costs £20 (Taxis accept £ or Turkish Lira).
Also, there are several hire car companies at Bodrum airport as well as in Gulluk town if you would prefer to rent your own car. there is even one 3 minutes walk from Flipflops. There are also a couple of motorbike rental places in the town. A car is not essential but is recommended, especially if you wish to explore the Turquoise Coast and the Bodrum peninsular.
A variety of buses operate from the terminus in Gulluk. Almost every hour there is a bus to Milas or to Bodrum which stops regularly along its route when hailed. It is advisable to obtain details of times from the terminus offices prior to a journey. There is a bus stop in front of BIM supermarket (about 3 minutes walk from Flipflops). The fare is inexpensive and buses are air-conditioned. The travel time to Bodrum is about 40-45 minutes.
There is also a bicycle hire service available at Flipflops.
Flipflops is about 10 minutes walking distance to the main town where you can find plenty of restaurants and bars- about 800m down hill. If you have groceries and want to take a taxi back, there are plenty of taxis on the esplanade.
There is a BIM supermarket about 200m from the apartment which is pretty well stocked - about the size of a Tesco Express. A further 3 minutes walk brings you to Carrefour, and a further 5 minutes walk also brings you to Migros which is a huge supermarket stocking everything you would need. There is a Dia supermarket in the main square. Recently opened is a Migros Express (about 7 minutes walk from Flipflops). There are several green-grocers, bakeries, Turkish ice-cream vendors etc in the town.
There are a few internet cafes in Gulluk, however Flipflops now has Wi-Fi access. The signal is often strongest by the swimming pool. A laptop on a sun-lounger by the pool overlooking the Aegean sea is not a bad way to work (if you need to!).
There is a doctor at the Gulluk medical centre in the town square. There are also 2 chemists/pharmacies in Gulluk.
Gulluk is a very relaxed seaside resort with more than enough facilities to entertain such as beaches, beach clubs and good bars and restaurants. They also have full day boat trips from the promenade including BBQ lunch, beach volleyball, mud baths and swimming. As Gulluk is much less touristy than Bodrum, restaurant prices are less than half of Bodrum's prices making it a value for money destination.
Berkhan restaurant on the Gulluk esplanade is very good – they do grilled fresh whole sea bream (landed same day). Behind the esplanade in the town square is a pension next to the vegetable market. They run a fantastic kebab shop. Good prices. The bakery in the square is also really good. Try the little cheese and spinach puff pastries (Borek) – especially once they are fresh out of the oven. For drinks, we like the rooftop bar – the Anchor. Fuego beach club to the south of the main town is a good spot. They have nice furniture, pool tables, table tennis, food and drinks. It becomes a nightclub after dark.
Gulluk is located between Bodrum (to the south) and the historic sites at Ephesus (to the north). Tours to Ephesus can be organised in Gulluk town. You can organise boat day trips from Gulluk esplanade (very good value). Diving trips and day trips to the Greek islands (Kos, Rhodes, Kalymnos) run from Bodrum harbour. (We have some photos of our Kos trip on our Facebook page - click here). Restaurants in Bodrum are very nice – especially the ones in the old town overlooking the castle and the sea (but they are pricey!). A really nice spot to eat and drink in Bodrum is the yacht club by the marina. There are also many luxury boutiques nearby. Try some of the towns around the Bodrum peninsular. Our favourite is Gumusluk. Restaurants, art markets, beach and you can walk through shallow water out to an island covered in archaeological ruins.