Wed. Apr 24th, 2019

Turunc

Turunc Bay is located on the west coast of Turkey, just 40 minutes dolmus ride (local public transportation) to the west of Marmaris and it is a quiet village with extreme differences to neighbouring resorts of Marmaris and Icmeler… Unspoiled by mass tourism, it is a favoured destination for culture addicts seeking peace and relaxation in attractive surroundings as well as the Carian League ancient city of AMOS …
Reached by approximately two-hour coach transfer from Dalaman Airport, visitors enter the village via winding roads slopping down towards the coastline. The scenic view and a warm welcome from the locals is a fantastic introduction to undisturbed Turunc and Traditional Turkey…
Intense mystery about the history of Turunc, results from a lack of facts. Locals can only tell of their experiences, which stretch back 100 years, when five families settled in this lovely bay. No roads, no cars, no infrastructure, or power forced the village into isolation from the mainstream population of Turkey. Reaching Bozburun was only possible using boat transportation and locals relied heavily on fishing and diving for sponges for food and daily income…

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A transformation started in the 1970’s, as independent travelers spread the word about a quaint little village that portrayed a unique insight into rural Turkey. By the 1980’s, roads were in place, running water was no longer a luxury, installation of power made life easier, and holiday accommodation enabled visitors to stay overnight and longer. The village did well to update and modernize itself but thankfully, due to its small size, it escaped the trappings of mass tourism that has blighted other destinations across Turkey. Today it maintains a reputation as a quiet and peaceful resort…
Turunc is not a hive of activity; it is about relaxing and soaking up the Aegean vibes. A walk around the village takes less than a morning. A nice and sandy Blue Flag award winning beach leading into calm and cool waters is perfect for snorkelling or swimming. Sunbed hire is available and bars and restaurants on the promenade serve much needed refreshments on a hot summer day…
The local Fresh Fruits & Vegetables Market on a Monday is an ideal opportunity to pick up bargains and experience Turkish Culture. Unlike other resorts, hassle when shopping is not a problem in Turunc. After the market, complete your introduction into Turkish culture by sampling local cuisine in one of many restaurants. A popular hangout is the Tea Garden (Cay Bahcesi – Chai Bau-che-see), where traditional sweet and savoury pancakes known as Gozleme (Ghos-leh-may), prove popularity with locals and holiday makers…
The surrounding hills are flawless examples of rural and green Turkey with copious amounts of flora, fauna, and friendly locals. Trekking in the cooler months of May and October, when mild temperature provide ideal conditions…
Water taxis, (small boats) leave daily from Turunc Harbour, heading to neighbouring resorts of Icmeler and Marmaris and daily boat trips, plot courses to hidden coves and bays. Large groups can hire a private Goulette Yacht (Gulet in Turkish, which are Authentic Turkish hand made wooden Goulette Yachts – Luxurious Motor / Sailing Yachts, mainly built in BODRUM and BOZBURUN – MARMARIS areas) for a day or two, to plan their own cruise of the crystal clear turqouise waters of Turkish Riviera .
Turunç – By Sinan S. Ünsal

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