Altinkum is a fun-loving beach resort on Turkey’s southwest coast. It’s grown quickly over the past few years, and has merged with its neighbour, Didim – a town with thousands of years of history. Altinkum means golden sands, and it has 3 magnificent beaches. But the nightlife, the vibrant bazaar, and ancient historical sites are equally big draws.
The town’s beaches are Main Beach, an 800-metre stretch of sand in the middle of town, backed by a restaurant-packed promenade. The new promenade has new features and nice sitting areas.Many of the Shops, Bars and Resturants have had a complete face lift and the front looks much more up market, the way the resort is going. It is a great time to buy Property in Altinkum. At the end of the sea front is the exsisting harbour where banana boats, doughnuts and glass-bottomed boats come and go all day long. You can take boat trips along the coast and to Kos.
The smaller Second Beach is a 5 minutes’ walk away. In the opposite direction is Third Beach – a favourite with families for its shallow waters.
Here also is the newly built D marina. There is a superb complex within the yachting club with up market restaurants and designer shops. You can for a small charge spend the day at the Marina Yacht Club or its Beach Club and be pampered, a little holiday treat, and restricted on numbers so you will never be hustling for space.
Just further along there is a small fun fair for the children and an aqua park a short Dolmus ride away close to Mavisher, here you will also find the famous Night Market.
Packed along the promenade, and in Dolphin Square just behind it, are dozens of local restaurants, bars, nightclubs and a bazaar.
Ataturk Boulevard, the road that runs perpendicular to the seafront, connects Altinkum to Didim. This modern town has a large shopping centre, a Saturday market, plus the Temple of Apollo. This was one of the biggest temples of Ancient Greece, and although only 2 of its 122 columns still stand, it’s an impressive sight.
YESILKENT is a lovely area and just a few minute drive away. There are two quiet beaches and tree lined avenues. Very up market.
MAVISHER is just a few minutes drive from Altinkum. There is a great night market were you can spend a nice relaxing evening shopping followed by gozleme on the sea shore watching the sunset.
Purchasing property in Altinkum, Didim, offers investors excellent value for money, a laid back friendly town with a great variety of facilities where there really is something to suit everyone, whatever the taste or budget. It’s a great place to buy a Property in Turkey.
What’s on throughout 2018
Peace Festival - Didim hosts its annual event with the goal of promoting international relations, especially friendship between Greece and Turkey. The festival celebrates with music concerts, dancing, exhibitions and an amazing firework display which takes place on Altinkum beach - August 31st to September 3rd
International Olive Festival - This is one of the newest festivals in the Didim area. The event is held for 2 days celebrating the fruits of the region and features local companies promoting and selling local olives and olive oil. Great for food lovers - September (date to be confirmed)
WEDESDAY: with in the town central, offering fresh food produce only.
SATURDAY: opposite the main Bus Station, selling a mix of everything.
SUNDAY: New planned, opposite the new health centre in Efeler Mah, selling food produce.
Mavisher Night Market: Evening markets on the outskirts of Altinkum near the Mavisher resort. You can walk freely around the night market to haggle and barter for unique gifts.
Things to do!
Boat Trips within this area-
Siesta Boat Trips
Temple of Apollo
If you like to know the history of Altinkum, why not visit the Temple of Apollo and view the most breath-taking sites of the old ruins.
opening times 2016
8am-7pm from April to October
8.30am-5.30pm from November to March
You will find Milet Museum located in the ancient city of Milet. It has large and small historical amazing finds. You will find artifacts from Miletos and Prience Ancient cities, as well as pieces from the Temple of Apollo in Didim.
Akkoy Local Village
Set on the north neighborhood of Milet City, Akkoy is an amazing village with a small population of around 1400. It offers a very traditional way of living and is the perfect for candidate for rural tourism.
Altinkum means “Golden Sand” and that is exactly what you will find. The beaches of Altinkum are truly amazing. The sand is like gold, the beautiful sea offers the shallow sea to families with children and on the other bay the water is cold and deep. There is 1.5 kilometers of beach, it is surrounded by restaurants, bars and resort accommodations. Plenty of water sports are available or it is just the perfect place to lie back and relax.
There is a great family Water Park on the outskirts of town, easily accessible by the local Dolmus service. It really is a great day out for all the family to enjoy.