A traditional fishing village turned beachy paradise, holidays to Turunc offer pretty shops to browse, Blue Flag beaches to discover and, of course, great weather to enjoy. With temperatures in Turkey reaching summer highs of 36°C, there’s really nothing like a beach break to this Mediterranean marvel. Turunc is tucked away along the Turquoise Riviera, not far from vibrant Marmaris. Its welcoming feel sees visitors coming back year after year for their dose of sun, sea and sand, regardless of age or who they usually travel with. Whether you’re after a relaxing seaside escape or a fun-packed adventure, sun seekers of all kinds will definitely be tempted by Turunc.BeachesOh yes, Turunc’s main beach has earnt that all-important accolade: Blue Flag status. This award speaks to the cleanliness of the water and beach, the quality of the facilities and the safety measures in place, as well as several eco-friendly factors too. Obviously the Blue Flag is impressive, but actually just takes one glance to see that this beach is special. The gin-clear water is framed by a pebbly crescent, and set just in front of the pretty village, surrounded by the Taurus Mountains; make sure you have your camera ready, it’s gorgeous. You’ll find plenty of parasols and sun loungers for hire, as well as serene spots to lay down your towel. Swim, relax, explore – your perfect beach day awaits in Turunc.Food & DrinkIs there anything more mouthwatering than Mediterranean flavours? We’ll wait. Fresh-off-the-boat seafood, olive oil drizzled veggies, pastries garnished with honey… we really need to stop writing these sections just before lunch! Turunc’s food scene is low-key yet lovely, with plenty of places to choose from close to the beach and towards the centre of the village. For great value local cuisine, we recommend a visit to Antik. This restaurant presents each dish thoughtfully, and has an attractive outdoor terrace where you can soak up the atmosphere and enjoy your meal. When travelling to Turkey, sampling baklava is a must – this tasty sweet treat is also an ideal gift for friends and family back home (if you don’t give in to eating it all yourself). Prefer to give the gift of alcohol? A bottle of raki – Turkey’s signature aniseed drink – is sure to go down well with the folks back home.CultureTurunc means ‘bitter orange’ in Turkish, and refers to the zesty fruits that used to grow around the village. These rural origins can be seen throughout the resort, from the marina to the market – this is a place that has kept its charm as it developed into a holiday destination. The small size of Turunc impacts the culture here – the village is about 1km across – meaning that you’re likely to experience a friendly welcome and a home-from-home feel to your stay.NightlifeTurunc is home to some great bars. Whilst not by any stretch of the imagination a clubbing hotspot, this village still knows how to party. As the sun goes down, the centre comes alive with late-night restaurants and bars. The main bar area is also fully pedestrianised and closed to cars at night, meaning you can bar hop to your heart’s content without sharing the street. We recommend taking in the view from a seafront venue and catching the sunset over the Mediterranean – it’s the ideal way to start any night out.Important InformationFlight Time: 4.5 hrsTime Difference: +3hrs GMTCurrency: Turkish liraOfficial Language: TurkishVaccinationsPlease check with your healthcare provider for all up to date vaccination advice before booking your holiday.VisaVisa Requirements: Please note that as of March 2nd 2020 British tourists will no longer be required to obtain a visa to visit Turkey. For anyone planning to travel to Turkey prior to this date, will still be required and can be obtained online through the Turkish Government website. For more information please see (https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/turkey).
From April all the way through to October each year, Turunc offers fabulous weather. Outside of these times, the temperatures are still mild and inviting compared to the grey UK – great for some winter sun. Average temperatures in July and August hover around the 29°C mark, with highs easily reaching the mid-thirties and beyond. When it comes to the sea temperature, the water’s fabulous too; take a dip in August and you could be swimming in 26°C seas. This is an ideal level of warmth for swimming, dipping, paddling and diving alike.
Things To Do on Turunc Holidays
Take a hikeWait, come back! We didn’t mean leave, we meant take an actual hike – in the mountains! Turunc’s unique location offers the best of the Turkish landscape, and is surrounded by the Taurus Mountains. Whether you take a guided tour or set off along a rambling route, if you love the outdoors, taking to the hills here is too good to miss. Make sure you give yourself enough time to enjoy the sweeping views from the top of the peaks; you’ll see the Turkish Riviera mapped out magnificently in front of you.Take a boat tourTurunc’s attractive marina was once the site of a bustling fishing industry and, although there are still fishing vessels working in the bay, many of the boats are now dedicated to pleasure cruises and tours. Get a new perspective on Turunc from the water, and look out for the diverse sea and bird life that this region of Turkey has to offer. Why not be a bit extra and book a sunset trip?Visit MarmarisMuch of Turunc’s appeal comes from it being nestled along a quiet stretch of coast; it still has the feel of a hidden gem. So, for a change of pace, why not visit Marmaris for the day? This bustling city offers bazaars, beaches and the best of Turkish culture, and it’s only just over half an hour’s drive away. Book a taxi or a coach, or hire a car and get there in your own time. There’s so much to see, but a day will give you the perfect taste of a city in Turkey.