Turunc Travel Guide
Shopping Turunc also has a large range of shops, offering the usual fake designer goods, leather items, souvenirs and jewellery, as well as a chance for holiday makers to improve their bargaining skills at the market on Mondays. The atmosphere is more laidback than some towns, but haggling is still a must if you want a good deal. Popular souvenirs include honey, Turkish delights, and 'evil eye' charms.
Restaurants Most restaurants in Turunc offer both Turkish and English food. Fish and lamb are local specialties, and sweet and savoury pancakes in the tea gardens are pleasant. Bondjuk is popular for its lamb kleftikos and live jazz music, and Sahin is a well-known steakhouse.
Nightlife There are a few lively bars in Turunc and at least one disco, but nothing stays open very late and the town is not well-suited to anyone looking for a party.
Activities The beach is pleasant, with safe swimming in crystal clear water from April to October, and there are several watersports such as parasailing, pedal boating and jet skiing on offer. For those looking to step off the beach for a day trip or overnight stay, there are several interesting excursions such as trips to the historic sites of Ephesus and Aphrodisias, visits to traditional Turkish baths, boat rides or microlight flights in the Dalyan Delta and jeep safaris in the mountains. There is also a regular dolmus (minibus) service to Marmaris for those looking for more action, and a nice alternative to the bumpy mountain road is to get there by water.
Negatives The resort doesn't have much in the way of a nightlife.