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Old 20th April 2014, 19:21   #1 (permalink)
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Selimiye or Turunc

Hi,

I live in Istanbul and am coming down to the Marmaris region from 14-20 July (approx). I haven't been there before and am tossing up whether to stay a few days in Selimiye then a few days in Turunc. Alternatively, should I base myself in one and then travel around the peninsula? I won't have a car so will have to rely on local transport. If the suggestion is I base myself in one or the other, which one would be better? Recommendations most welcome. I speak pretty good Turkish, want to stay somewhere clean and close to beach facilities that is quiet. I don't need loud bars (there is plenty of that in Istanbul)

Thanks for your suggestions.

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Re: Selimiye or Turunc

I would suggest that Turunc is the best place to base yourself, Selimiye is ultra quiet and there is no beach at all, only stoney areas and sunbeds on the concrete outside of bars. Turunc has regular dolmus to Marmaris, Icemeler and Palamutbuku and Amos beach. There,s bars and restuarants in Turunc but not loud. Hope this helps. Regards .
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Re: Selimiye or Turunc

Hi Lisa,

We live in Selimiye, from choice, so you can maybe expect some bias!
There are sandy beaches at both ends of the bay, there are also more secluded, mainly sandy beaches, on the peninsular at the western end of the bay. These beaches are uncommercialised, no sunbeds etc.
The beaches around the central bay are a mixture of stone and sand, and sunbeds are available for users of the beach side restaurants.
A recent count came up with 54 restaurants in Selimiye, and most are open from April/May onwards. Last year there was a piano bar and one bar with karaoke, not sure whether either will be there this year.
Dolmus’s run to Marmaris every hour, and neighbouring popular villages of Bozburun, Sogut etc.,are also on a frequent service.

But, and it’s a big but, in July and August Selimiye is very crowded with Turkish holidaymakers from Istanbul and Ankara, for whom it is currently one of their most popular destinations.
So you pays your money and takes your choice, in Turunc you will be shoulder to shoulder on sunbeds with British tourists, in Selimiye, ditto, but with Turkish tourists!

Have a good holiday,
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Re: Selimiye or Turunc

Thanks for your feedback. We have decided to go to both places having been to neither, followed by Akyaka. Looking forward to it!
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Thanks for your feedback. We have decided to go to both places having been to neither, followed by Akyaka. Looking forward to it!
Akyaka at that time will also feel as though you are in Istanbul
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Re: Selimiye or Turunc

I know it will be crowded but anywhere barring say, India, seems to be less populated than Istanbul! Especially on days like today when our local football team just won the league. It turns out you can fit tens of thousands of people on the one street, just don't expect to be able to go anywhere.
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I know it will be crowded but anywhere barring say, India, seems to be less populated than Istanbul! Especially on days like today when our local football team just won the league. It turns out you can fit tens of thousands of people on the one street, just don't expect to be able to go anywhere.
You'll probably find most of Istanbul in Akyaka in August. They have been known to put the full sign up with not a room to be had.
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And those that aren't there are here in Datca!! Parking? Not a cat in Hells chance!
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