Turkey’s roots run deep and you will notice many cultural influences when you are meandering along Altinkum streets. Sure, the resort might be pretty developed and convenient for the typical tourist, but its rich roots are intertwined into every piece of brick, stone, and local gesture!

Take a moment to really capture the beauty of derelict theatres and temples that pepper the landscape when you are on holiday in Altinkum. Expect the local people to be very friendly and welcoming. Don’t be surprised if the locals tempt you into their shop or café with a cup of tea. Show your politeness by accepting and you will be pleasantly surprised by the sweet taste!

Some basic Turkish customs to keep in mind include introducing yourself to the eldest person in the room first (if you have not yet been introduced) and practicing “Asalamu alaykum” – an Islamic greeting that will earn you great respect among the locals.