What to do

While the atmosphere might not be as electric as it is in other resorts, everything one would need for an enjoyable holiday can be found in Altinkum. Perfect if you want to kick back and relax, Altinkum has a lazy vibe and is blessed with a large sandy bay. Spend your days floating along the Aegean Sea in a pedalo or stroll to one of the nearby sections of coastline.

Since Altinkum has a prime position close to the world’s biggest continuous archaeological site (the ancient city of Ephesus), you can get your history fix here. Alternatively, watch the talented belly dancers entertain crowds inside live music bars, where the sound of traditional Turkish music fills the air.

What you choose to do when you spend time in Altinkum is up to you, depending on how long you are on holiday for. Book Altinkum holidays for September and you can be a part of the Didim Peace Festival, which started back in 1995. This friendship-building festival brings people of all nationalities and cultures together. Many year-round attractions entice tourists too.

For a night of partying and watching DJ’s spinning the decks, mingle with fellow holidaymakers at Dolphin Square. Fairly lively, this area might not appeal to families, couples, or holidaymakers who want to unwind. Escape the thumping music for an organised tour to the best historic sites scattered around the landscape, like the Temple of Apollo, where three ancient columns remain their original height!

Jewellers and souvenir shops are dotted around Altinkum, while fishing charter and tours offer a fantastic way to experience Turkey’s maritime traditions. Fancy some retail therapy? Check out the weekly market on Saturdays, where vendors set up stalls close to the local bus station.