Didim - Altinkum

Didim is one of Turkey’s prime holiday destinations. It is an hour’s drive from Bodrum and one hour 30 mins from Izmir airports.  

The Temple of Apollo in Didim is one of the largest and best-preserved temples of the ancient world.  Situated on the Aegean coast Altinkum, 10 minutes from Didim, is a prime location for holiday makers, with a variety of eating places including restaurants serving traditional Turkish cuisine.   Altinkum’s beaches are second to none and windsurfing, canoeing amongst other water sports are popular and enjoyed.  The D-Marin in Didim is Europe’s biggest Marina. Miletus is an ancient city situated a short journey from Didim, and was renowned for the famous philosophers it produces.  The great 6th century architect, Isodoros who built the Hagia Sophia cathedral in Istanbul was born in Miletus. Akbuk is 20Km from Didim and it boasts many small beaches and beautiful coves along its coast. Lake Bafa Nature Park is 30Km from Didim and is a natural habitat for many birds, including several endangered species. A beautiful spot and well worth a visit, especially for a traditional Turkish breakfast in one of the restaurants along the Lakes shore.