Introducing holidays to Altinkum
With golden sandy beaches, a dramatic mountainous backdrop and excellent facilities, Altinkum holidays are ideal for family holidays and couples looking for the perfect getaway in the sun.
Situated on the Aegean coast of Turkey, the beach is clean with crystal-clear waters, perfect for a long day of lazing in the sunshine, soaking up the rays on your beach holiday. One of the main attractions of the area are the golden sands and shallow water, making it popular with families. The wide range of water sport facilities on offer will keep the more adventurous occupied on a beach holiday.
Life’s a Beach
The name Altinkum actually translates as ‘Golden Sand’, so it is no surprise that there are three long sandy stretches that you can enjoy when you visit. The sea is shallow and azure blue, so it’s ideal for paddling and snorkelling and the sand is invitingly golden. Each beach has modern facilities and plenty of water sports available, perfect for a family beach holiday.
The beach is the place to head to if you want to top up the tan or swim in the warm seas. If you’d rather do something a bit more active, there are water sports available across the three beaches, from jet skiing and water skiing to banana boating and sailing. The main beach in Altinkum is a long sandy stretch that offers a friendly atmosphere and plenty of activities to enjoy both on the water and on the sand. If you’d prefer to relax somewhere with a quieter vibe, head to either end of the resort and you will find beaches that are more isolated and peaceful.
Visit the old fishing village to the west of the resort. Here, you can see the quaint houses, old-style cafés and traditional fishing boats. In contrast, the main resort is modern with plenty of shops, bars, and restaurants, ideal for picking up those essential bits of shopping and finding somewhere for lunch or dinner.
If you’re after a bit of retail therapy, then the larger resort of Bodrum is close by, where you can pick up some local jewellery or great leather goods. Just remember to haggle. For an active family holiday, why not take a boat trip to Kusadasi or visit some of the neighbouring islands? You could take the kids to the Pegasus Horse Ranch for a horse-riding trip or head over to the local water park – a great way to cool down in the Turkish sunshine.
For a bit of culture, head to the Roman temple at Didim, or visit the ancient ruins of Ephesus. For something different, try a relaxing massage or treatment at one of the Turkish baths or try your hand at scuba diving. Once you’ve finished your day of activities, head to one of the restaurants on the seafront that serve local and international cuisines, with something to suit all tastes and budgets.
The relaxed and peaceful atmosphere of Altinkum is ideal for couples who are looking for somewhere they can enjoy a laid back, romantic holiday. Lake Bafa is a dreamy location of water surrounding three islands, with restaurants and the remains of a Byzantine monastery sprinkled across the lakeside. The Theatre of Priene is also an impressive attraction, still standing after its construction in the 4th century BC.
The nightlife in Altinkum is great for couples who enjoy relaxed dining and drinking in style. There are a number of modern and elegant bars where you can sip on some cocktails, British pubs if you want the feeling of home, or nightclubs if you wish to spend your nights up on the dance floor.
For those interested in culture and history, a trip to Altinkum could not be better suited, with sites such as The Temple of Apollo just a short drive away. The ancient Greek cities of Ephesus and Miletus are also nearby, and boast some phenomenal buildings and historic relics.
The friendly and welcoming town of Altinkum is ideal for a family break in the sun. The three beaches are each a beautiful stretch of sand, with shallow waters that are ideal for little ones. The ruins of the Ionian city, Didyma are an interesting cultural site, as is the nearby ancient Greek city of Ephesus.
There are a wealth of activities for families on the beach, from banana boating and jet skiing to pedalo boating and water skiing. Entertainment in the form of shows, live music, sports activities and games are found across Altinkum’s resorts, and there are some authentic Turkish markets where you can enjoy some haggling.
The nightlife in Altinkum is friendly and engaging, so it’s great for both adults and children to enjoy. You will find an array of bars, and cafes along the beach, where you can sit and watch the sun go down and enjoy a drink or two. Some traditional Turkish restaurants are also found across the town, where you can sample some of the finest local cuisine.