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The beautiful Loryma peninsula is one of southwest Turkey's most scenic regions. Beautiful coastline, olive groves, pine forests, friendly people, good fresh foods and delicious local wines, that could easily compete against many European vineyards.
Marmaris is one of Turkey's most popular resorts, which attracts lots of holidaymakers, many of whom return year after year, located at the meeting place of the Aegean and the Mediterranean.
Marmaris is in a stunning setting, its geography remarkably similar to that of the fjords, with pine clad hills dropping steeply to the sea. There is also a wide choice of accommodation. Lined with palms, the seafront has a typical Mediterranean feel and is a great place for an evening promenade.
Icmeler is a popular resort with families. It is much greener than neighbouring Marmaris, with wide streets lined with trees and a relaxed ambience. The views from the beach are stunning, as it appears to be almost surrounded by mountains, dropping steeply into the sea.
Akyaka is popular with local Turkish holidaymakers. Little more than a village, part of its charm comes from the distinctive local architecture, with octagonal shaped houses with intricately carved wooden ceilings, balconies and window frames. Akyaka is surrounded by fragrant eucalyptus trees.
Datca is set to the end of the peninsula, which stretches out to the west at the point where the Aegean meets the Mediterranean. It is a popular stopping off point for the blue voyage gulets.
Datca is a charming village, its whitewashed buildings draped with bougainvillea, with plenty of shops, bars and restaurants serving mostly fish and traditional Turkish foods. There are some beautiful beaches nearby.
Turunc is a sleepy resort, full of character, has steep mountains giving way to the small bay with its sparkling waters and sandy beach. The accommodation here is mainly small family hotels.
Tourist Accommodation, Marmaris, Mugla
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