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.
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.
More about 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.
Visa / Health: Before you travel, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/turkey for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to Turunc. Apply for your Turkish visa online at https://www.evisa.gov.tr/en/.
Holiday destinations related to 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.
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.