In the past, the village was called Külahlı and Kulaklı. It was changed to Gülpınar after the Turkish Republic was established. It is set on a volcanic plateau with mostly rocky terrain. Geological formations have created a valley along northeast and northwest. The region is rich in water resources and covered with vegetable gardens, olive groves and fruit orchards. Olive and almond trees stretch out all the way to the edge of the valley and over the ridges. Gülpınar is on the way to Babakale and Assos and it is more or less sufficient in terms of touristic facilities.