"With a great array of hotels and accommodation to suit every budget, and a huge range of fun activities for all the family, Altinkum is the perfect destination whether you’re looking to stretch out on the sand and relax, or start your own Turkish adventure"
Literally translated as ‘golden sands’ in Turkish, Altinkum is a vibrant beach resort nestled into the Bodrum region of Turkey’s southwest coast. Altinkum is a modern, contemporary resort with a sparkling new harbour and three blue flag beaches – it ticks all the boxes for dreamy relaxing beach holidays while being within easy reach of some of the region’s best attractions. The glorious golden sand slopes gradually into the crystal turquoise waters along the Aegean Coast, while overhead the sky is uniformly blue as far as the eye can see.
Holidays in Altinkum
The sea is shallow close to the beach, making it perfect for snorkelling and family holidays with younger swimmers. Further out there is a fantastic variety of water sports on offer, from banana boats to jet skiing and everything in between. You can book fishing trips, glass bottomed boat tours, and group scuba diving excursions from the beach.
If you’d rather stay dry on your Altinkum holidays, the cafés and bars that line the promenade offer sun lounger services so you can lie back and top up your tan while your every need is seen to. With a great array of hotels and accommodation to suit every budget, and a huge range of fun activities for all the family and romantic destinations for couples, Altinkum is the perfect destination whether you’re looking to stretch out on the sand and relax, or start your own Turkish adventure.
Sightseeing in Altinkum
Altinkum is within easy reach of some of the most stunning ancient sites in Turkey and the world. Close to the city centre, the Apollo temple is an amazing prospect in itself, but if you’re willing to go slightly further afield then a day trip to the ancient Roman city of Ephesus is an absolute must. Ephesus is the second largest ancient site in the world and offers a real insight into the historic era. As you walk the 3,000 year old marble streets, you can even see the scars of chariot wheels. Explore the ruins of the huge Roman Amphitheatre, which would have held an astonishing 20,000 people back in its day. The undisputed top attraction in Ephesus, however, is the towering Temple of Artemis, which is one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.
Things to do on holidays in Altinkum
If you’re looking for an adventure filled day away from the sand and sea at Altinkum, then just a short trip down the road is Didim Aqualand, a fantastic water park. Here you’ll find a fantastic variety of exciting water slides, playgrounds and pools for the family, as well as jacuzzis and free sun beds where the grown ups can relax. To see Altinkum at its best, you should take a stroll through the fragrant streets on one of the long, warm Turkish nights. Crowds stream through the streets, bars throb to Turkish music, the shops stay open late, and locals perform traditional dances in the street. Dolphin Square, which can be found in the centre of town, is the perfect place to experience the enchanting Altinkum after dark.