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Turunc With its people, lifestyle, culture and most importantly, with its history and nature, Turkey is the land of unbelievable. Aegean region has witnessed almost every period of Anatolia, an heir to the culture of centuries with dozens of settlements who filled the pages of history. A paradise among these settlements is Turunc. It is a nice village hidden behind the hills, one of the tourism centers of our day and a former fishing village. In the front the clean bay resemble a crab's claw and the hills that the bay rests upon that makes one think that an eagle sheltering its baby.
Like all others in the area, TurunÁ has been a continuous settlement from Hellen to Byzantine times.
Long after the Byzantine times we are said that the first sattlers were the people known as yoruks, who came down from the Toros Mountains to the village of Osmaniye. Unavoidable sources of life for the nomed are flocks, agriculture, thyme, bay leaf, garden sage and carob.
A great contagion taught the old settlers to know the sea. While a great percentage of the population moved down the shore, the rest settled in the area where now named Dereozu Mahallesi. Sea life rapidly changed the habits of the people of TurunÁ.
The alternatives that the sea has offered increased the diversity of the resources, and fishing became way of living.
However, TurunÁ is a holiday centre facilities ranging from pensions to luxury hotels and shopping centres. Its climate enables you to swim 7 months a year (April-October). You cabjoin tours like trekking, jogging, scuba. Of course if you like you can do these activities through out the year, because the coldest day is TurunÁ is not less than 15 - 20 C. Still in the hottest days (between June and September) cool breezes coming from behind the hills in the west allows you to keep cool.The nearness of TurunÁ to the neighboring centres provides you with easy transportation It is 120 km Turunc by Night
to Dalaman Airport, and 285 km. to Izmir Airport. It is easy to reach the nearby resorts of Marmaris and Icmeler.
Blue Flag of Turunc  Those who prefer an easy and calm cruise use the cooperative boats, whereas the cooperative boat coaches serve those who like to travel on the road.
The rapidly increasing tourism has drawn a right and conscious path with the contributions of the people living in Turunc. It is the common principle of the local enterprises to serve the visitors. (no matter if they come overnight or stay longer) at their best. Again with the contributions of its people, TurunÁ has received the European Blue Flag Award, which is a symbol of true development, because, despite the rapid improvement, the nature of Turunc has remained unpolluted.