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Gümbet and Aquarium

Gümbet stretches to the west of Bodrum and there is only a distance of about 3 kilometres between the centre of Bodrum and Gümbet. The region developed rapidly and became an alternative entertainment centre to Bodrum.

It seems that everyday more and more hotels, restaurants, bars, cafes and every type of entertainment facility with music are added to the area. The life in Gümbet is very active and enthusiastic 24 hours a day.
Being near Bodrum has made it a most attractive spot for swimming and camping. The name Gümbet comes from the many domed water cisterns scattered in the area. The region is famous for its sandy beaches and the clear shallow water, which makes it suitable for families with children.

The Bay of Gümbet is very popular for daily boat tours and has ideal conditions for water sports such as parasailing, windsurfing and water skiing and there are also water sports on offer on the waterfront.

The tomb of Cevat Şakir Kabaağaçlı, known as "the Fisherman of Halikarnassus" (1890-1973) is on the hill behind Gümbet. Cevat Şakir once said, "The heavenly bliss of life in Bodrum is better than any eternal bliss that may await us," and this is not without foundation in reality.

Adaboğazı

Because of its crystal turquoise water it is locally called Aquarium. In Adaboğazı, the seafloor can be seen with the naked eye to a depth of 30 metres. This spot is indeed one of the cleanest places in the region. The combination of the sandy bottom and the rocky surroundings fascinate people. The area is protected because of the special natural species found in the local environment.

There is a small bay located at the edge of the tiny peninsula, which stretches three kilometres to the south between Gümbet and Bitez Bays. Off the coast of this very small peninsula there is an island called Görecik, or Ic Island. There is an "aquarium" with bright clean water between the peninsula and the island. During the day time, the area is busy with lots of boat trips and at night welcomes the Blue Voyages which anchor there.

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