Beautiful beaches: The key to the enduring popularity of Altinkum holidays largely lies in its three glorious beaches. All of them have wide expanses of soft golden sand and lead into shallow, warm water.††
Tantalise your tastebuds: Thereís a large selection of restaurants within Altinkum, serving up almost every type of international cuisine. The town of Didim is also nearby, where youíll discover traditional food for a true taste of Turkey on your holidays.
Chilled nightlife: Altinkum holidays are not as lively as some of the rowdier resorts on Turkey holidays, but there are still more than enough bars and clubs here to get your groove on. Plus, there are plenty of places for quiet drinks away from the main square.
Attractions in Altinkum
Temple of Apollo: These ancient ruins are in Didim, just a few miles away from Altinkum. Once a huge temple, unfortunately only three columns remain of the original 122. Although it has been there since the 8th century so itís not doing too badly! With intricate patterns and stone-carved Medusa designs itís an interesting place to visit. And even if you donít, youíll appreciate how itís beautifully lit up at night when youíre miles away.
Beaches in Altinkum
Main Beach: The most conveniently placed beach of the three, as itís very close to the town centre of Altinkum, named Dolphin Square. Unfortunately that also means itís the busiest, although if you get here early youíll find lots to love in the soft golden sand and clear waters.
2nd Beach: All the beaches in the resort have glistening azure coastlines; perhaps thatís why Altinkum translates directly as ĎGolden Sandí. †The ĎSecond Beachí as itís often referred to, is slightly smaller than the Main or First Beach and also gets quite busy during summer.
3rd Beach: The smallest of the three beaches, this one is quite popular for family holidays as it has very calm and shallow waters ideal for kids. Itís a little further away from the centre of Altinkum than the others, but you can easily catch a minibus there. Plus, it has the added bonus of being quieter too!
Restaurants in Altinkum
Temmuz: Everyone who eats in Temmuz always mentions the excellent service and friendliness of the staff. But thatís not the only attraction of this lively restaurant; their Testi Kebabs of succulent skewered meat are highly rated too.
Moonlight: This cafe/restaurant has a laid-back, easygoing atmosphere so itís perfect for popping in for a bite to eat at any time of day. Youíll find many tasty American-inspired snacks like potato skins and cheeseburgers. †
Penguin Restaurant & Bar: This welcoming restaurant believes you should have fun on your holidays to Altinkum. Thatís why they host weekly barbecue nights and Turkish-themed belly dancing shows.
Nightlife in Altinkum
Clubbing holidays: If youíre looking for lively holidays, The Dolphin Square in the centre of Altinkum is where most of the action is at, and youíll find many busy bars round here like Galaxy and Seal. For a fairly small resort, there are a surprising number of clubs Ė Medusa and Flamingo being our pick of the best. Many places stay open till late, so youíll be able to boogie until 5 in the morning!
Quiet drinks: Perhaps you prefer quieter holidays? Well you can still have a great time in Altinkum. There are many family-friendly bars like Linekerís and Panorama that feature karaoke, pool tables and huge Sky TVs. Youíll also come across a good few quieter places hosting traditional Turkish dancing and music.
Shopping in Altinkum
Souvenir stalls: In the shops in Altinkum youíll see original crafts for sale like decorative evil eyes and smoking pipes. Haggling at these stalls is expected, so always try to get your items for at least half price!
Market town: Didim is just over 2 miles away from Altinkum, so itís worth your while taking a trip there during your holidays. Delight in the massive market thatís held every Saturday. Itís a colourful experience, and the stalls sell everything from branded bargains to fresh fruit.