Discover Turkey and beautiful Loryma peninsula
The beautiful Loryma (Bozburun) 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. It is 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, jagged inlets and tiny rocky islets off the coast. Lined with palm trees, the seafront has a typical Mediterranean feel and is a great place for an evening promenade. Staying open until late, shops, bars and restaurants line the streets, vying with each other to secure your custom for dinner each offering something more attractive than the last.
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 waters are shallow and calm making it relatively safe for children. The views from the beach are stunning, as it appears to be almost surrounded by mountains, dropping steeply into the sea. There is an abundance of restaurants, serving a full range of Turkish and international cuisine, plenty of lively bars and lots of shops.
Turunc is a sleepy resort, full of character. You can see the steep mountains giving way to the small bay with its sparkling waters and sandy beach. The main street has a good selection of restaurants with a few music bars, and enough shops to cater for your immediate holiday requirements. Boats leave from the charming quayside for daytrips around the surrounding bays.
Akyaka is popular with local Turkish holidaymakers. It is perfect for those who want to experience the real Turkey, away from the crowds. 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. Lying in the river valley of Azmak, 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 gulets on a blue cruise from Bodrum or Marmaris. It has remained relatively undeveloped. This is a blessing for the visitors who come here for its unspoilt beauty and authentic atmosphere.
Datca is a charming town, its whitewashed buildings draped with bougainvillea, with plenty of shops, bars and restaurants serving mostly fish and traditional Turkish food.