Gündoğan (“Breaking Day”) is a largeish town on the north shore of the Bodrum peninsula between the towns of Göltürkbükü and Yalıkavak (map) backed by hundreds of holiday villas, some of which are perched on the slopes of the hills that surround the broad bay, the better to enjoy sea views.
Like its neighbor, Yalıkavak, Gündoğan (GURN-doh-ahn) is more of a “finished” resort town, with better streets and less evident construction (although there is always construction in every Turkish seaside resort).
Here’s the rundown on Gündoğan’s hotels:
Gündoğan’s beach is one of the widest on the north shore, of coarse sand with some gravel, but it’s relatively short.
Although it has aspired to the lofty chic status of neighboring Göltürkbükü, Gündoğan is mostly a town of middle-class villa owners from Ankara, Istanbul and İzmir.
—by Tom Brosnahan