With their recent
amalgamation into a single municipality the former
villages of Turkbuku and Golkoy are now often
referred to as Golturkbuku or Gol-Buk. Located
on the site of ancient Caryanda, the home Scylax,
a pioneer navigator who explored the coast of
the western Indian Ocean in the 6th century B.C.,
today's Gol-Buk is the favorite summer holiday venue for many many
well-off and well-known Turks.
The Golkoy end
of the large bay is quiet and restrained, while
Turkbuku caters to the more flamboyant. The shore
of the latter is lined with numerous restaurants,
many with their own jetties which are used for
sunbathing in daytime and with tables and chairs
replacing sunbeds and towels, for dining at night.
Watching the splendid full moon rise from behind
the mountains across the bay is almost a religious
The visitor has a very wide range of hotels to
choose from since modest accommodations are available
as well some of the most exclusive and luxurious.