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Turunc Holidays

Turunc really is a jewel in Turkey's crown and you will find this delightful place on the south Mediterranean coast of Turkey. Originally a fishing village but now much developed for tourism, Turunc has still managed to keep its peaceful charm and relaxed atmosphere and is the ideal place to take your holiday.

The nearest airport to Turunc is Dalaman International Airport and you will find most of the major airlines operate flights to Turkey including Thomas Cook, Turkish Airlines and easyJet. Flying time to Turkey from the UK varies between four and five hours and mainly depends on which departure airport you leave from. A UK passport valid for at least three months prior to your holiday is required for UK visitors to Turkey.

The transfer time from Dalaman International Airport to Turunc is approximately two hours, which gives you plenty of time to admire the pine clad mountainous scenery you will travel through and admire the views of some of the most picturesque scenery you will ever see. There are plenty of taxis and coaches for hire at the airport but do negotiate with the driver the cost of the journey before leaving the airport. Of course, package holidaymakers will be welcomed by a representative from their tour company who will accompany them on the coach journey to Turunc.

Accommodation in Turunc is varied and ranges from large luxurious hotels through to pensions and there are also some self catering apartments here as well. Turunc is therefore ideal for holidaymakers and groups at every budget level.

Lazy days may be spent on one of the many sun beds at the beach overlooking the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean with maybe just an occasional dip to cool off and the variety of watersports offered at Turunc is incredible. You can windsurf, jet ski, water ski, snorkel, scuba dive, parasail and take a ride on a pedalo. Full instruction can be provided for new comers to Scuba Diving by fully qualified diving instructors and it is also possible to hire all the necessary equipment required for deep sea diving.

Turunc is very picturesque and hiking is a very popular activity here visiting an ancient village or two and discovering the traditional Turkish way of life, much of which remains refreshingly unspoilt, despite the success of the tourism industry.

Boat trips are numerous giving you the opportunity to visit other resorts and some of the islands which are dotted around the area. Some of these boats also stop at secluded bays and beaches enabling you to take a refreshing swim whilst a delicious barbecue lunch is prepared for you.

There are plenty of bars and restaurants in Turunc offering a wide range of menus. Seafood is very popular and fresh and traditional Turkish fare such as kebabs are a delight. There are also Chinese, Italian and restaurants servicing English dishes such as fish and chips.

The bars play loud music and provide karaoke for the budding singers amongst you – you might need to try a delicious cocktail or two before performing. Although the bars are lively and open until quite late they are not open all night, so party revellers will need to hop on a dolmus or take a taxi to nearby vibrant Marmaris.

Turunc enjoys many sunshine hours throughout the year but it can be very hot in August with temperatures never dropping below thirty degrees Celcius which is very hot indeed. There is a sweeping breeze which helps to keep humidity down and even in Winter there will be at least five hours sunshine daily with the temperature dropping to around fifteen degrees Celcius with possibly one or two showers.

There are historic sites of interest to visit too such as the Kaunos Temple and Lycian Tombs at Dalyan, the village of Kas has some interesting remains of a theatre and sarcophagi and for those prepared to travel further afield, the Roman ruins of Ephesus are a sight to behold. These ruins are remarkably well preserved and really do allow the visitor a glimpse into the life of old Rome.

There are several shops in Turunc and leather goods and ceramics are good buys. Designer wear boutiques and jewellery outlets are scattered throughout the village but the shopaholic can hop on a bus and travel to the nearby hectic shopping centres in Marmaris.

Turunc welcomes visitors very warmly and this idyllic holiday location will draw you back to enjoy its charms time and time again.

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