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 rite here.
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.