"Beaches ahead of the rest in the Aegean, the golden sands of Altinkum are priceless. A more informal, less hurried Turkish treasure with a relaxing aura."
Altinkum means ‘golden sand’ and the name more than delivers: this is a beachlover’s paradise. Wide beaches of soft, golden sand shelve gently into the sea and are ideal for families. For daytime sightseeing don’t forget that the splendid Graeco-Roman ruins of Ephesus are within easy reach for an excursion, while the Temple of Apollo at Didyma is a short dolmus ride from the resort. After dark, Altinkum’s nightlife is generally centred among the lively bars and restaurants along the main seafront promenade.
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Altinkum slopes gently into the Aegean sea, making the beach a perfect spot for families. The kids will enjoy paddling in the blue waters and this wonderful bay, lined with wide sandy beaches, is situated against a beautiful, mountain backdrop. There are also numerous watersports on offer.
Altinkum offers many restaurants and cafés to enjoy a good meal in. The menus on offer are varied, but fish is very popular.
There's a great selection of waterfront bars open until around midnight when the party atmosphere moves underground to a selection of nightclubs. The pace really hots up after dark and it can get lively in high season when the holiday spirit is in full swing.
There are plenty of souvenir and cheap clothing shops in Altinkum, where you can stock up on jeans and T-shirts, lace and embroidery. A trip inland to the designer label discount stores will ensure some great bargains and there's a small traditional market held in the village centre each Saturday morning.
During the day visit Didyma, home of a magnificent temple to the god Apollo. The site is huge and was never finished although it was worked on for 150 years. Look out for the snake-adorned Medusa near the entrance. Nearby Bodrum is also home to the ancient site of the Mausoleum of Masusolos, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Ephesus is relatively close and its Roman ruins and famous library are worth a visit.
In Ephesus region, about 120km from Bodrum
1 hr 30 mins