Altinkum - Located on the Aegean coast of Turkey
You just have to take a holiday in Altinkum if Turkey is on your list of favoured destinations. Altinkum has grown in popularity as a holiday resort in recent years. The Turkish government has certainly seen the importance of the region with a new marina, ferry port and golf courses.
Holidays in Altinkum are a favourite with families. The literal translation of Altinkum is ‘golden sands’. If you are looking for a great beach holiday then Altinkum has three excellent beaches. The beach slopes gently into the sea offering a very safe and child friendly environment. Altinkum appeals to all, whether you are looking for somewhere to relax, to enjoy time with your children, or to enjoy the water sports. You can make your holiday in Altinkum as lively or as lazy as you feel.
The locals are very friendly in Altinkum. During your holiday to Altinkum make sure you greet everyone with a smile and you’ll find warm personalities who open up to you. Whether you’re in a shop or walking the bazaars the locals are very friendly and love to talk.
You may think that you are unable stretch to a five star hotel but this is Turkey, so as your cash will go just that bit further, why not consider renting out a cheap apartment?
Altinkum - Many Beach Based Activities to Enjoy
You have a choice of three beaches whilst on your holidays in Altinkum. These are called Main Beach, first beach and third beach. The Main beach is a long stretch of sand right in the heart of the town Altinkum.
The second beach (also knows as Tuntas Beach) is located at the left side of the main beach and, there are a number of small cafes, restaurants and bars. The Third beach is located next to the Didim Marina. All the beaches have great facilities with water sports available.
Whilst on holiday in Altinkum take some time out and explore the local sights. You can find archaeological ruins from the time of the Roman Empire such as The Grand Theatre, The Celsius Library and The Temple of Apollo.
Altinkum - Range of Restaurants to Choose From
Holidays in Altinkum can be as lively or laid back as you wish make it. The harbour and dolphin square have a selection of open air bars and restaurants that are open until the early morning. You can find noisy and rowdy or sedate and relaxed, it’s a perfect destination whether with friends or family.
Turkish Cuisine is just fantastic! The choice of food available will meet pretty much most tastes and satisfy even the fussiest of eaters. Many hotels offer amazing buffets which usually contain the very popular (and highly recommended) seafood and other local specialities. It’s definitely some of the best food in the world as the locals will tell you constantly!
Make sure you visit the weekly Bizaare (every Saturday) on your holiday in Altinkum. You can get there using the local bus or “dolmus”. The market is worth a visit, it is extremely cheap, perfect for stocking up on provisions and gifts.
If you miss it don’t worry. There will be plenty of opportunity to do a bit of shopping during your Altinkum holiday. Also make sure to check out the local stores as they specialise in clothing, jewellery and souvenirs which are simply amazing. Dolphin Square, near the centre of the resort is the main shopping area. However, if you go to the seafront you will find some more shops there. The best time to shop is in the evening; Don’t forget to bargain with the shopkeepers, brush up on those haggling skills.
Altinkum Weather and Climate
If you want that ideal sunny resort that’s filled with great activities that the whole family can enjoy then what are you waiting for? Book your package holiday to Altinkum today!
It is one of the best, especially in August with temperatures reaching over 35 Celsius. What you can look forward to is roughly 300 days of sunshine and 12 hours of sun a day.
On most days there’s a relaxing coastal breeze which will not only help you keep your cool but also keep the humidity down. Air conditioning is not a must but definitely will help you get through the heat during your holiday in Altinkum.
The water temperature always remains at a very comfortable level even during spring and autumn. Even through the winter, when the resort gets about 5 hours of sunshine each day the temperature still remains relatively high at 15-20 Celsius.