Marmaris – Muğla – Turkey
GPS : 36°46’05.8″N 28°06’28.2″E / 36.768285, 28.107842
The village of Turgut is 9 km from Bayır and has begun being developed by the tourism sector. Turgut or Turgutköy is the next small village after Orhaniye along the west coast of the Bozburun Peninsula.
The largest carpet shops within the Marmaris region are at the entrance to Turgut. The shops selling carpet and souvenirs to which tourists are brought to in groups are now responsible for the main livelihood of the village. In Turgut there are also many good restaurants where you can eat.
There is a beach, a few simple tourist restaurants and a low-rise village hotel. The beach is about 2 km away from the village centre. It is a coarse and sandy with a few moorings for boats. The sea is clear and clean and the beach never gets busy, even in the height of summer.
In the cove of Turgut there are ancient remains that attract one’s attention. The ruins are to the side of a garden wall and further up there is the wall that is believed to have surrounded the sacred area of Ygeia. It is believed that these ruins are from the small ancient city of Hygassos. Also on the way to Selale (Waterfall), about 1 kilometer on the right hand hill, you may see an antique structure.
Archeologists believe that the structure is a tomb of a warrior named Diyagoras belonging to the 3-4th century BC. You may also visit Turgut Castle located on a 300 meter-high hill. It is believed that the castle belonged to the ancient city Bybassos. From this hill there are wondeful views of Orhaniye and Hisaronu Gulfs.