Turunc Travel Guide
Turunc © ivabalk
The little resort town of Turunc was once a sleepy
fishing village, but has grown into a popular holiday resort over
the years. The town is sheltered by forest-covered mountains,
situated on a small, rounded bay and is near to the larger resorts
of Marmaris and Icmeler. Turunc has managed to retain its charm and
offers a more low-key resort experience to holiday makers than many
of the other Turkish resorts. As the town grows, more amenities are
sure to follow, but for now, Turunc offers a relaxing holiday and a
chance to get away from it all.
Shopping Turunc also has a large range of shops, offering the usual fake
designer goods, leather items, souvenirs, and jewellery, as well as
a chance for holiday makers to improve their bargaining skills at
the market on Mondays. The atmosphere is more laidback than some
towns, but haggling is still a must if you want a good deal.
Popular souvenirs include honey, Turkish delights, and 'evil eye'
Restaurants Most restaurants in Turunc offer both Turkish and English food.
Fish and lamb are local specialties, and sweet and savoury pancakes
in the tea gardens are pleasant. Bondjuk is popular for its lamb
kleftikos and live jazz music, and Sahin is a well-known
Nightlife There are a few lively bars and clubs in Turunc, but nothing
stays open very late and the town is not well-suited to anyone
looking for a party.
Activities The beach is pleasant, with safe swimming in crystal clear water
from April to October, and there are several watersports such as
parasailing, pedal boating and jet skiing on offer. For those
looking to step off the beach for a day trip or overnight stay,
there are several interesting excursions such as trips to the
historic sites of Ephesus and Aphrodisias, visits to traditional
Turkish baths, boat rides or microlight flights in the Dalyan Delta
and jeep safaris in the mountains. There is also a regular dolmus
(minibus) service to Marmaris for those looking for more action,
and a nice alternative to the bumpy mountain road is to get there
Negatives The resort doesn't have much in the way of a nightlife.