The ever-popular resort of Didim / Altinkum blends picture-book coves and perfect beaches. With a name meaning ‘golden sand’, Altinkum is a beach lover’s paradise. Here you can laze around by day, simply soaking up the abundant sunshine and swimming in the beautiful waters. By night, however, Altinkum awakes and comes alive. You’ll discover a great choice of friendly bars, welcoming restaurants and spectacular entertainment to suit all tastes. With a good selection of property for sale in Altinkum, its no wonder people are rushing to buy bargain holiday homes in the sun. Choose from apartments, flats, penthouses & villas for sale in Turkey
Altinkum Blue Flag Beaches
Blue Flag awards that are handed out every year by the Environmental Education Foundation of Turkey (TÜRÇEV) depending on cleanliness of the water, environmental concerns, security, safety and services at beaches and marinas
Blue flag, which is an international eco-label in the field of environmental and human health, is the symbol of trustworthy waters on five continents and 41 countries in the world. 2,599 beaches and 644 marinas all around the world had a Blue Flag in 2006 and 194 beaches and 14 marinas had this flag in Turkey.
The International Blue Flag Foundation (FEE), following its investigations in Didim, announced that the beaches had preserved their blue flag criteria for 2008.
The blue flag beaches, Altinkum Public Beach, public beach in front of the hotels, third beach, Sahte Cennet Public Beach, Club Tarhan beach, Medusa Club and French Holiday Village Beach, got full marks at the audits
Dominating the town of Didim Altinkum are the stupendous remains of The Temple of Apollo, a masterpiece of Ionian architecture whose grand columns still stand 2,000 years after they were first erected.
A night time visit to the Apollo Temple is a great experience, see it spectacularly illuminated. Savor traditional Turkish cuisine & wonderful fish dishes at nearby restaurants, which overlook the temple.
This spectaular figure of the medusa head can be found in the entrance to the Apollo Temple
NEW MARINA UNDER CONSTRUCTION IN DIDIM – ALTINKUM
The layout of Didim D-Marina, which is scheduled to be open in summer 2009, reveals for the first time the extent of a new “hub of life” on the 70 acre site.
The marina will have a yacht club, heliport for the rich and famous to land helicopters direct on the site, a capacity for 623 berthed yachts and 600 yachts in dry dock, a yacht lift for 300 and 100 tonnes, and a swimming pool.
The marina will serve mainly yachts of 75 – 150 metres long, such as mega-yachts which are increasingly in popularity on the Aegean and east Mediterranean seaboard.
There will be also a shopping centre, supermarkets, yacht equipment shops, a fitness centre and sports facilities, banks, a petrol station, restaurants and a cultural centre.
The marina will also crucially have ferryboat management for cruises to the Greek islands of Kalimnos, Kos and Leros, as well a customs post, pot authority facilities, a passport control unit.
Experience these brilliant water rides along with an array of other water activites. Right on the door step of Didm Altinkum. A great family day out is guaranteed.
Didim Altinkum Market
Every Saturday enjoy a trip to the local market in Altinkum Didim, where you will find a good selection of fesh produce, along with fresh fish. Not to mention a great selection of clothes and household goods. Be ready to haggle for your goods, its all part of the tradition. The newly erected market is well spaced out and has plenty of parking facilites.
Horse Safari – from Altinkum Didim
A day of trekking and swimming with the horses. The horse ride takes you along the mountain road towards Miletos and through the beaches, and then down to Didim. A great experience for all the family.
Altinkum Scuba Diving Club
Learn a new skill at Didim Altinkum Scuba diving school and explore the wonderful undersea world of the Aegean waters of Turkey
ALTINKUM JET SKIS – TO RENT
Ride the waves of the Aegean or just cruise around Altinkum Harbor
Go wild on the water tubes Fun for all the family on Altinkum Banana Boats