Altinkum is a friendly family resort with many visitors returning year after year. The local people are friendly and love the English tourists. You will get to know them quickly and they enjoy nothing better than chatting over a glass of Turkey's famous 'apple tea'. Don’t be surprised if you return year after year to visit your new found friends! The holiday resort of Altinkum has also been recommended by World Health Council because of its lovely climate, low rate of humidity and lovely sand. Altinkum is also a good place to visit for those suffering from asthma. Altinkum Didim has been one of the most popular package holiday destinations for many years. The combination of sand and sightseeing give Altinkum Didim a uniquely
broad appeal and for an all in beach holiday Altinkum Beach must be considered one of the best of the Turkish holiday resorts. Those looking for more peaceful resorts should head to the Altinkum Didim on their next holiday trip to Turkey and see Golden Sand beach in Altinkum.
Altinkum Market in Didim ( Every Saturday )
Altinkum Didim runs a weekly market which is held on a Saturday. The local dolmus will take you there they come every 5 10 mins. It is a very large market and worth a visit. Here you can buy a huge variety of things, the fresh fruit and vegetables are especially good and extremely cheap The main resort shopping centre is Dolphin Square, near the centre of the resort front. There are also a large number of shops on the seafront. All the shops are open late at night when the area becomes its liveliest. This is your opportunity to pick up a real bargain, especially if you are good at haggling! If you fancy designer clothes but can't normally afford them then many good copy designer items are on sale. If you are looking for jewellery then you will find that the quality of the gold here is excellent with the prices much cheaper than at home. When shopping for provisions, there are two main supermarkets Carrfour, Tansas, Bim and Migros, Sok which caters for most people's tastes, having a wide variety of well-known food, toiletries and kitchen goods. Carrfour is located between the seafront and the town centre and Migros at the start of the town centre.
Altinkum Nightlife and Night Outs
Altinkum literally vibrates in summer as bars, pubs and clubs are lined in downtown Altinkum with different kinds of music and entertainment. It is not overbearing and there is something for everyone ranging from discos and lively bars to the more relaxed where you can have a quiet drink. Altinkum is as lively or as quiet as you like it. The harbour and main beach front is lined with lively venues, you can also opt for one of the back street bars, which are much quieter. There are numerous restaurants and a wide range of different cuisines ranging from English, Indian, Mexican, Turkish, Chinese to name but a few. There are plenty of Turkish speciality dishes which we recommend you try as they are delicious. If you order the Turkish dish which is cooked in a traditional clay pot you will have the full treatment of it being brought out with fire, dancing etc., You can even get the good old Sunday roast which is excellent value. There are many beachfront restaurants and cafes where you can dine under the clear moonlit skies overlooking the waters edge.
Rent A Car in Altinkum Didim
Without doubt the best way to see and explore the wonderfull coast of the Altinkum Didim and Akbuk is to pre book your car hire before your holiday and to collect your car from either of the 3 airports that service the Bodrum, Izmir or Dalaman Airport ( Adnen Menderes Airport Izmir, Milas Bodrum Airport Milas, Dalaman Airport Dalaman ). Bodrum Airport and of course Izmir Airport all offer some great deals on car hire however you can always arrange rent a car from Altinkum Didim while you are on holiday. Whether you are here for a short weekend break or a full two week family blow out the Altinkum Didim and Akbuk offers something for everyone and the best way to get about is in your own car. You can always go to Aqua Park, Apollon Temple, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Bodrum Castle with no hassle and enjoy the most of holidays.
Turkish Bath in Altinkum Didim
One of the truly unmissable experiences of a trip to Turkey is a visit to the hamam. Like the harem, this Roman and Byzantine tradition was adopted and then perfected by the Selcuk Turks, for whom the public bath took on an important role. It was not merely a place where believers could fulfill the Islamic precept of cleanliness. It was a place in which to mingle, socialize and gossip. Women would proceed from their harem to the hamam with great ceremony, accompanied by servants heavily-laden with delicacies to tide the ladies over the hours they would spend lounging in the steam. The young women used this opportunity to show off their ornately embroidered towels and ivory inlaid slippers, not to mention their youthful figures, while older women would spot potential wives for their sons. Men would discuss the latest court scandal or talk business and politics. Contrary to popular ideas, hamams have always been either permanently designated for one of the sexes, or have a separate schedule for men and women.
Altinkum Yacht Marina Port
Construction of a US$52 million marina complex in Turkey - the D-Marin Didim Marina - has been started with completion scheduled for summer 2009. The 287,000m² marina will have a yacht club, a heliport for direct on-site access, a capacity for 623 berthed yachts and 600 yachts in dry dock, a yacht lift for 300 and 100 tonnes, and a swimming pool. It will serve mainly yachts of 75m-100m long.The marina will also include a shopping centre, supermarkets, yacht equipment shops, a fitness centre and sports facilities, banks, a petrol station, restaurants and a cultural centre. As part of the development a ferryboat management facility will be established to provide for cruises to the Greek Islands of Kalimnos, Kos and Leros, as well as a customs post, port authority facilities and a passport control unit.
Aqua Water Park in Altinkum Didim
The aqua park is a fun family day out and only a fifteen minute drive away from Altinkum. The aua park has easy access via the local minibuses (dolmus) or the park offers a free transfer service. There are many slides for adults and children some small and some scary, and many other things to see such as the great wave pool filled with huge rings that you can lie back and surf on or just soak up the sun on. A poolside bar is on hand offering snacks and ice cool refreshments and daily entertainment is provided. You can see belly dancers and dance shows and there is also a rain dance where you can dance away to your hearts content under a shower of cool refreshing water raining down on you. When you want to have a rest from all the excitement poolside loungers are available to soak up the sun on..
Post Office in Altinkum Didim
Altinkum has post office and located on the main beach next to the harbour. Clearly marked as PTT with yellow signs. You can make cheap calls to UK from Altinkum Didim and to other places. Also you can buy phone cards, stamps, send parcel, recieve it. If you want you can hire a post box. However main Post Office of Didim located in town and very close to Tea Garden right middle of the centre of Didim. Altinkum has a lot post office agents but cheapest is post office. If you need to change money with good and high rate you can always try post offices. Post Office called Postahane in Turkey and you might see yellow signs says PTT shortest. However still many places you can buy phone cards, make international calls, post letter near round about in Altinkum also where you will find plenty phone boxes to make calls.
Hotels and Holidays in Altinkum
The Altinkum has remarkable hotel, apartments facilities spread throughout the akbuk covering the whole range of classes, from luxurious hotels to furnished apartments, villas, studios and rooms to let. The accommodations have been checked by the Turkish Tourism Organization and the official state services so that they abide by the requisite qualifications and offer a high standard of tourist services in and round the Altinkum Didim, Akbuk. Also Akbuk has one of biggest hotels in Turkey with 4 and 5 stars. All requests from this site are delivered and handled directly by the hoteliers themselves. This is the reason you can't find a price, locations, details, maps for these hotels anywhere and we might advertise, promote some of the Altinkum Hotels here in the future.
Airport Transfers to Altinkum Didim
Are you coming to Altinkum Didim and need a Bodrum Airport Tranfers to Altinkum Didim or Akbuk? If you are, this days plenty transfers cars, travel agents offers really cheap airport transfer prices that you can not count on. All you need to do is search on Google, Yahoo, Msn, Ask and find the best deals for your trip, holiday. Our advice will be search first and get qoutes from local travel agents, transfer companies. Bodrum Airport has taxi, tranfer service but will cost little extra however if you arrange this before your journey you will get good and better pricew for your airport transfers. Airport Transfer minibus and car service, available consisting of almost every type of vehicle standard cars, minibus, midibus and buses for airport transfers for everyone so dont worry about number of people. You can always check Altinkum Direct web sites for latest offers for Altinkum Airport Transfers, Hire Cars, Rent A Jeep, Motor Bikes, which will be online soon and you will be able to get benefit and search facilities.
Health Services Hospitals in Altinkum
Altinkum has hospital facilities and and private dentists, doctors services along with a lot of chemist pharmacy and always you will find one open alldat long. You can always seek for advice and get medice if you needed. However you should remain in good health during your holiday in Altinkum Didim and Akbuk but should you happen to need a doctor, dentist, eye test do not hesitate to contact state hospitals soon as possible. Doctors and Dentist are always ready and open in Altinkum Didim and Akbuk and you will find most of the dentists, next to the round about in Altinkum Didim. Akbuk doctors surgeries and clinics that are available in in town and always has a emergency numberss. Health insurance is highly recommended if you are going on holiday in Altinkum Didim and Akbuk. A lot of doctors, dentists are multilingual doctors and dentists all around the town open during weekly business hours. For emergency medical care, you may contact your hotel reception to request a doctor's visit in your hotel room or make arrangements to go to doctor. Emergency numbers 112 in Turkey and Police 155, Jandarma 156 all round the Turkey.
Altinkum Beach Third Beach
Altinkum has three beaches and very ideal for kids, families, adults and for non swimmers as the waters are very and very clean. There are plenty of water activities that everyone can enjoy on the beach and most of them is water sports, you can hire a pedalos, sea biycle, banana boat rides and ring rides. You can always watch daily lazy boat trip tours from every beach and sea the clear waters. This days you will be able to spot many other big cruise ships, boats from Altinkum Beaches. However this will be very usuall soon when Didim Marina finish. You can always do diving, fishing, sailing in Altinkum Didim beach and hire a boat from harbour.Local restaurants, cafes, bars is very close to beach so you can always grap cold drinks while you are on the beach, also you will see a lot of youngester sell fresh corns, cokes, ice cream along with water melon, fruits. Some restaurants, cafes, bars, has a service to the beach with cold drinks. You will be able to rent sun beds, umberalls on the beach with cheap prices and keep it all day. Dont forget to drink and take plenty water. Largest beach is called Main Beach and Altinkum has Third Beach, Second Beach. Third Beach is located right side of the main beach where the new marina port has been build and you will see marina from the third beach. Second beach is located left side of the main beach which you will be able to see from main beach and located near Disco Medusa. Altinkum Beach has been awarded to Blue Flag proivous years.
Property Apartments in Altinkum
Property investment in Altinkum Didim and Akbuk is becoming increasingly popular for the foreign purchaser, many of them are British, German, France as more and more people find the prices affordable and the Turks themselves charming neighbours in Altinkum Didim and Akbuk. Increasingly efficient marina port services and Bodrum Airports have made Altinkum Didim and AKbuk accessible all year round. The first estate agents opened their doors in the Altinkum Didim and Akbuk a more than 15 years ago and since then many foreigners have bought property in Altinkum, Didim, Akbuk, Yesilkent, Yesiltepe, Seyran Tepe, Denizkoy and Sahte Cennet areas some as permanent residences or retirement homes, others as uses villas holiday homes, apartments in Altinkum Didim. The new laws governing property sales are no more complicated than in other countries now or the europe but they are a lot of differents. In order to avoid problems you must get familiar with new current regulations it is essential that you will know what is happening with your property, villas, apartments. Altinkum Didim and Akbuk has plenty estate agents, property management services that offers a lot of services and sells, rents villas, apartments, homes, lands, in Altinkum Didim and Akbuk also surronding areas of town.
Altinkum Bars Night Clubs Discos
The bars and discos and night life of Altinkum is very lifely and busy during the summer months however can be very quite sometimes in winter but this days Altinkum Didim nightlife is has good evenings because there is a lot of Discos, Night Clubs and Bars. Most of them has English 60s 70s 80s, and 90s music with karaoke music. You will always have a time to try Turkish life music bars on the beach front and drink cold Efes, Tuborg from bar. A lot Turks likes Altinkum Nights because Altinkum Bars, Disco Night Clubs appealing to all tastes with every kind of music. Alot of beach front bars will have a loud music and will be open till 5 am in the morning and most of them which look like night clubs. Altinkum Bars and Discos are very clean and safe, most of them has their own security and bouncers. While you are on holiday in Altinkum do not forget to try great night club Medusa and Disco Flamingo. Both clubs are busy at nights and open till 5 in the morning. You might pay to get in in some clubs but most of them is free this days.