"Mugla Area of Turkey" Turkey by soundchaseruk

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Marmaris I once thought was a place where fat tattooed English men and women (???) went with their fat kids wearing their English beach shorts or football kit, and all drinking beer and being very embarrassing !!!

(sorry if that upset anyone but I am being honest !)

Well the reality is that there is a an element of the cheap package holiday tourist trade here, but also another side. The harbour, and busy commecial centre is a delight to visit and experience


Turunc is a old fishing village which in recent years has grown due to the tourist industry which has developed. this is a small and friendly village, nestled at the foot of the mountainous bay, and is in no way spoilt.

The only way to Turunc is by the winding road down the mountain or by boat from Ichmeler or Marmaris (1hr away). There are many small shops and restaurants and everyone is very friendly. the beach is of sand and some small shingle and the beach has the european Blue Flag for cleanliness.

Where to stay in Turunc

Not many tour operators are set up in the village but it is easy to find a small hotel or villa to stay in, and if you are not too fussy about accommodation you can stay in a room over a restaurant over-looking the sea, for a small amount of money

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Quiet, still maintains a village atmosphere, No Lager louts here
  • Cons:Too few people come here. Recent private developement has not sold and is empty
  • In a nutshell:A green, mountainous, friendly, cultured and wonderful country and people.
  • Last visit to Turkey: Sep 2006
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • jadedmuse's Profile Photo
    Oct 4, 2007 at 11:07 AM

    I thought fat, tatted Brits tend to favor Ibiza. Come on Soundchaser...is 53 really too old to hit the only bar in town? Saucy wink.

  • albaaust's Profile Photo
    Aug 30, 2007 at 5:27 AM

    Just visiting after your Yangshuo Q..we intend to visit Turkey December...looks like a nice place..

  • JessH's Profile Photo
    Apr 26, 2007 at 1:22 AM

    Hello Keith. Haha! The "fat tattooed Brits" really gave me an image in my mind to giggle about :-) Nice start to your pages here on VT. Looking forward to more. Greetings from Dubai / Jess

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