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Altinkum holidays 2021
Looking for the best of all worlds on your next beach break? The combined resorts of Altinkum and Didim offer just that, with stunning shores, ancient cities and exciting attractions at your fingertips.
The Aegean Sea and thousands of years of history are backdrops on holidays to Altinkum. A custom-built beach resort, Altinkum has quickly grown to merge with neighbouring Didim, home of the famous Temple of Apollo. A vibrant promenade is packed with restaurants and bars, with colourful market stalls wedged among them. For more action, the popular resort towns of Bodrum and Kusadasi are within easy day trip distance.
Outdoor adventures in Altinkum
Zip around turquoise seas on jet skis and thrill the kids with banana boat rides. Altinkum’s stunning coastline serves up water sports galore and island-hopping takes you as far as Greece. Surrounded by rugged mountains, hikers and mountain bike riders find plenty of adventure. You’ll enjoy all this within sunny skies and mild Mediterranean temperatures.
Why book Altinkum holidays
Discover the best beaches
You'll have a great choice of beaches here, including the popular Main Beach
Perfect for watersports
Enjoy a range of thrilling watersports like banana boats and inflatable doughnuts
Hit the nightlife & bar scene
Enjoy a lively night out at one of the bars or nightclubs around Dolphin Square
Sample the local food
You'll fall in love with the Turkish cuisine in Alkintum, just think of all the tasty shish kebabs!
Fab shopping scene
Head into nearby Didim for large shopping centres which will satisfy all your retail needs
Must-visit historical sites
A trip to Didim will also allow you to visit the impressive Temple of Apollo
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Top 5 things to do in Altinkum
From romantic sunsets to heart-pumping water slides and ancient ruins, Altinkum holidays delight every type of traveller.
- No less than three beautiful beaches surround Altinkum hotels and you’ll find endless opportunities for beach-hopping across Turkey’s Aegean Coast.
- Located just behind the beach, Dolphin Square is at the heart of the action in Altinkum. From people-watching to cocktail-sipping and all-night dancing, this is the go-to spot for fun socialising.
- Didim rests on the ancient site of Didyma, which was a significant religious centre and home to the Oracle of Apollo. Once the ancient world’s second-largest, the Temple of Apollo still features two original pillars from the 122 of old.
- With excellent visibility, calm waters and colourful sea life, Altinkum is a popular stepping off point for scuba diving. Take a boat tour to explore reefs, rocky ledges and coves.
- Ringed by traditional villages, ruins and a protected nature park, Lake Bafa is a hidden gem for a peaceful escape. Keep your eyes peeled for pink flamingos, butterflies, eagles and pelicans.
Historic and cultural attractions in Altinkum
Historical sites dot the region surrounding Altinkum and provide fascinating insight into Turkey’s storied past.
- The highlights of the Priene ruins include a spectacular Hellenistic theatre and the Temple of Athena. Get your camera ready for panoramic views over the countryside from the Greco-Roman site.
- Explore artefacts in the Miletus Museum and discover the Hellenistic-Roman ruins of Ancient Miletus. You’ll see the Great Theatre, temples and baths among scenic, green fields.
- Follow the signposted paths through the ancient Carian port city of Herakleia. Along with sweeping lake views, the site contains a Roman bathhouse, the Temple of Endymion and a ruined Byzantine castle.
- Take an easy day trip to Turkey’s best-preserved ancient ruins. UNESCO-listed Ephesus was a grand trading city. The archaeological site boasts ruined baths, city gates, libraries and statues.
- Discover Turkish village life in Etrim. The charming town is famous for weaving and you can take a course, watch the locals craft their magic and buy gorgeous carpets.
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Your Altinkum questions answered
Milas-Bodrum Airport is the closest to Altinkum and it’s about a four-hour flight from London. You’ll find buses, taxis and private transfers for the drive to town, which takes around an hour.
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Prices last checked at 12:45 21 January 2021