Turunc holidays

Turunc holidays

Once a sleepy little fishing village, Turunc Turkey has claimed its rightful place as one of the county’s most desirable holiday destinations. Set against a backdrop of pine-scented forests and mountains, and perched on the edge of a horseshoe-shaped bay, holidays to Turunc Turkey are for travellers who want to enjoy the slower pace of Turkish life.

Compared to its noisier neighbours, Turunc is a much more laid-back and peaceful place to take a break, making it ideal for families and couples who want to enjoy some quality downtime together.

However, despite its sleepy reputation, you’ll find plenty to see and do on your Turunc holidays. The bay offers fabulous fishing opportunities and there are some water sports on offer for those who need a little adrenaline rush. Fans of the Great Outdoors can immerse themselves in the spectacular scenery on a hike or a horseback trek.

If that sounds too much like hard work, there are even jeep expeditions available! Perfect for a chilled-out getaway, the resort has a charming waterfront, a sun-soaked beach, and lots of vibrant markets, Turkish restaurants, and cafés.

Things to do

The jewel in Turunc’s crown is its horseshoe-shaped bay, dusted with soft, golden sand and lapped by warm, clear waters. If sunbathing isn’t enough for you, you can take part in some exciting water sports, including water-skiing and banana boat rides. There’s just as much fun to be had under the water as there is on it and the seas hold the perfect conditions for snorkelers and scuba-divers.

Alternatively, take a boat trip to see historic ruins at nearby Dalyan, or spend a tranquil day fishing. The rugged scenery that surrounds Turunc is perfect for adventurers, with plenty of places to hike, ride or drive. In the evenings, visit a Turkish restaurant on the waterfront to try the local specialties and relax with a drink and soak up the sunset.


Enjoy the glorious weather by lounging on the sand and taking a dip in the crystal clear waters. Turunc’s horseshoe shaped cove shelves gently into the sea which makes it ideal for families with small children. There are beach side restaurants and cafés along the coast, so you can take a refreshing break in the shaded seating and have a spot of lunch or a delicious cocktail. Enjoy picturesque views of the lush mountains and glistening coast from the comfort of your sun lounger.

History and culture

The idyllic village is said to be over 100 years old and was first called home by only five families. Its name can be translated to bitter orange, as citrus fruits once thrived in the nearby land. It was in the 1980s when tourism really started to develop with new roads, hotels and even running water and electricity being brought into the secluded village.

You can walk from one end of Turunc to the other in about half an hour. The striking hillside acts as a picturesque backdrop to the azure blue seas but if you’re looking for a change of scenery, the bustling resort of Marmaris is only 20 kilometres away.


This sleepy fishing village has low key evening entertainment with the majority being nightly shows in the All Inclusive hotels. There are a good range of bars and restaurants which provide the perfect spot to sip a cocktail and enjoy the laid back atmosphere. Some of the bars do have a dance floor where you can enjoy live music and karaoke and for something even more upbeat, take the 30 minute journey to Marmaris.

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Map of Turunc

12-28 ℃

If you’re looking to make the most of the sunshine, the months between June and August see the mercury climb into the low thirties. For cooler sightseeing conditions, book your holidays to Turunc Turkey in the spring or autumn.

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Flights to Turunc Turkey land at Dalaman Airport, which is about two and a half hours’ drive from the resort.

Turunc is best for...

Families: With a safe, scythe-shaped bay, Turunc is ideal for sun-drenched family getaways.

Couples: Turunc’s picturesque promenade is lined with quiet cafés, busy bars and rustic restaurants: perfect venues from which to watch the sun set and enjoy a quiet cocktail.

Explorers: Turunc’s hiking and horse-riding trails will lead you into the foothills of the surrounding mountains. Alternatively, get to grips with the exciting array of marine life and learn to scuba-dive or simply grab your snorkel and jump in.

Fast facts for Turunc

Language: The language spoken in Turunc is Turkish. While the locals have a basic grasp of English, a phrasebook or language app is always handy to have and will give you a chance to try out a few basic phrases such as ‘please’ and ‘thank you’.

Currency: You’ll need to change up your Sterling for Turkish Lira, before jetting off on your holidays to Turunc Turkey

Local time: Turunc is 2 hours ahead of GMT/UK time.

Fly to: Dalaman Airport. The transfer time to Turunc is 2–2.5 hours.

Flight time from UK: The Turunc flight time is 4 hours.

Visas and health: If you’re a British Citizen and you’re travelling to Turunc for a holiday, you will not need a visa unless you are planning on staying for more than 90 days in a 180-day period. If you need any more advice on Turkey visas, or entry requirements - please visit FCDO website for the latest guidance.  

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Getting around Turunc

By dolmus: Dolmuses are mini buses that provide transport within Turkey’s resorts. They are a cheap and easy way to get about, running around every 30 minutes in high season. Some dolmuses can take you to nearby resorts like Marmaris.

By car: To explore the region at your leisure, hiring a car is your best bet. The roads in the region are generally good and there are multiple car-hire companies in Turunc and Dalaman Airport.

By water taxi: For a fun and zippy way to visit Marmaris, head to Turunc’s harbour and grab a water taxi. The taxis depart around once an hour and stop at Icmeler on the way.

Events in Turunc

Race week: For four days between October and November, nearby Marmaris becomes the headquarters for the Marmaris International Race Week. Yachts and racing boats come from all corners of the world to pit their skills against each other and claim the coveted cups. Race Week closes with a prize-giving ceremony and a party in the evening.

Spring Festival: The Marmaris Maritime and Spring Festival is another favourite event in the area, held every year in late April to early May. The event includes plenty of fun and games on the beach, including swimming and sailing, dance performances, lots of good food and parties well into the night.

Turunc weather

Temperature: Average highs of 28°C in summer.

Best time to visit: Spring and early summer for slightly cooler temperatures.

Turunc’s summers get very hot, with temperatures peaking in the low thirties. While this might be ideal for sunseekers, if you want to get some sightseeing done and would prefer things a little cooler, book your break between March and May or in the autumn, between September and November.

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