Turkey has a number of stunning resorts in the Aegean coast. Altinkum is one of these small resort town situated on the coast of the Aegean Sea. It is just 90 minutes drive in the direction of Bodrum Airport. The town has got its name due to the gold sandy beaches. Altinkum means “golden sands”. The beautiful golden beaches sand gently shelving into the turquoise-blue sea and the Aegean Sea is an enchanting sight. Altinkum resort has three beaches. The main beach is full of sunbeds and umbrellas for relaxation on the beach. Also, you can swim in the clear, beautiful blue waters which is part of the Aegean Sea. A variety of water sports are also on offer; kids enjoy going on the pedal boats. There are also boat excursions that go around the bay as well as the Castle. The second beach is home to many restaurants and bars with views of the ocean. Third beach smaller and less secluded beach.
Apart from swimming and relaxing by the sea, there is plenty of sight seeing to do. There are a variety of interesting and ancient sites you can visit near Altinkum. Just ten minutes from the resort’s central location can be an ancient site called the Temple of Apollo where you will be able to see Medusa’s famous head. Medusa decorated with snakes and you’ll be stunned by the sheer size of the columns here.
If you are looking for a more extended day trip be sure to check out among the wonders of seven in the old world: the ruins of Ephesus. It is a well preserved classical city located on the Mediterranean which gives visitors an insight into what life was like in Roman times. It is believed that there was a Virgin Mary, at the close of her life traveled to Ephesus with St. Paul. In addition, St. John is said to have lived the last years of his existence here. following his death, a memorial, called the Basilica of St. John was built over his grave.
You can go on an excursion on a boat to the Greek island of Samos. Samos is located in the northern part of the Aegean Sea. Visitors are fascinated by the beautiful mountainous landscapes of Samos with the essential beauty of nature as well as the historic spread across the island. It is a unique experience.
Or perhaps you will enjoy strolling around the gorgeous Bafa Lake nearby; it has a magnificent mountain backdrop. Take a trip to the Didim Aqua Park, just from the Altinkum resort. The Aqua Park was created in 2004 and is extremely well-known.
For entertainment and relaxation In the area, there’s a good number of restaurants and waterfront bars open until late; later the party atmosphere is shifted to nightclubs. It can get lively in the summer months when the celebrations are on full display.
There are numerous excellent hotels within the Altinkum resort. There is the Didim Beach Resort, one of them, has its own golden sand beach that is located in one the most stunning bays on the Aegean coast. The hotel offers facilities for sporting activities such as the table tennis court, tennis, basketball and more. Also, there is a swimming pools, Turkish bath & sauna and a fitness center. The hotel has its own club and shopping centre within the complex. The hotel is located just 90km far from Bodrum Airport.