stands on the site of the ancient Carian city of Myndus whose seafront sections slid into the sea in some long-forgotten earthquake. While the area'' archaeological status forbids diving with tanks, snorklers will find more walls under water here, as well as an ancient breakwater in the harbor. The land site is yet to be fully excavated, but traces of antiquity can be spotted in empty fields.
Remember Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar”? If so, you’ll recall Brutus and Cassius, the principal knife-wielders in Caesar’s murder. In the civil war that followed, this same Cassius kept his fleet in the harbor of Myndus, today’s Gumusluk, exacting, none too gently money, materiel and provisions from the local population to feed and equip his rebels. They lost.
Gümüslük's current attraction is the delcious prepared fish in the many seafood restaurants, (not very cheap here, so better you negogiate the price when you order). Another of its many attributes is the serenity of its nights.
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