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Altinkum is a brilliantly positioned resort on the Aydin coast of Turkey
. It's a modern, lively and family friendly choice that's within a stones throw of its historic neighbour Didim and bustling parent-resort Bodrum
. Whatever you're in the mood for, when you base yourself in Altinkum, you have it on your hotel doorstep. If you're a beach-lover you'll be spoilt for choice with three gorgeous golden stretches looking out to warm turquoise waters. Main Beach is the liveliest, with watersports, sunloungers and a bar and restaurant lined promenade to keep you happy and occupied. You've also got the imaginatively named Second Beach and Third Beach, if you want to mix it up a bit!
When you choose cheap holidays to Altinkum you're placing yourself in the midst of the holiday action of Turkey's Bodrum region, with excursions to suit everyone within easy reach.
This 3000 year old historic attraction is something of a must-see in Turkey, where you can step back in time into the ruins of an ancient city complete with amphitheatre, library, gymnasiums, temples, and even a brothel! A great place to get an impression of Turkey in days long gone.
Quiet, unassuming Didim sits next to Altinkum and is the perfect escape for when you fancy a change of pace. Take a stroll to this small coastal hideaway, with its traditional Turkish restaurants and hidden Roman ruins, for a day away from the buzz of jetskis and beach-front bars.
Dalyan is a fantastic inland spot on the Mediterranean coast, with a wealth of amazing natural and historical attractions for excited explorers to discover. On an excursion from Altinkum you can sail down the Dalyan River, smoother yourself in therapeutic mud pools, and wonder at the Lycian tombs carved intricately into the riverside cliffs.
This sophisticated Turkish resort is easy to reach from Altinkum and boasts a swanky new marina which is home to some seriously impressive yachts! You'll also find fantastic restaurants and a vast stone fort. While it's one of the most popular resorts in Turkey, Bodrum has managed to retain a taste of the traditional, with its white, cube builds and labyrinthine old town, alongside a lively nightlife.
With three fantastic beaches to choose from, spending some time exploring them all is a must on holidays to Altinkum. Main Beach is the busiest, with fantastic facilities that mean you don't have to move from your spot on the sand all day if you don't want to! Second and Third Beach are a little quieter and great for when you fancy a change of pace. Scuba Dive
Scuba diving is a popular pastime on holidays in Altinkum, with the crystal clear waters being perfect for spotting all manner of life underwater. Spot colourful shoals of fish, and even the odd octopus or stingray, for a once in a lifetime exploration beneath the surface of the Aegean Sea.
Browse the Market
Stroll into Didim on a Saturday and a riot of colour and chaos awaits you at the market. Fresh fruit, pungent spices and handmade jewellery are all waiting to be bartered over, for a traditional Turkish market experience. And if you're after holiday essentials like beach towels or sunglasses, you're likely to find them cheaper here than in Altinkum's shiny shopping centres.
Whatever type of palette you have you'll be able to satisfy it in Altinkum. On the seafront you'll find English classics like steak and chips at Pinocchio's Fun Pub, but you have to give the Turkish treats a go at some point during your stay. Leave the prom behind and head to the backstreets behind Ataturk Boulevard for the biggest bargains on traditional cuisine, including stuffed vine leaves and baklava.
This fantastic resort is great for families, couples and fun-seeking groups alike. You've got enough bars and restaurants to keep party people going for a week, but they don't take over the resort. The three beaches, marina and shopping opportunities are a big draw, and you can walk into Didim on days when you fancy relaxing in more tranquil surroundings.
One of Turkey's big players, Bodrum has been enthralling holidaymakers for years ' many of whom return time and time again. Perfectly combining all the fun facilities of a modern resort with a traditional side, the Old Town, the Fort, the marina and Bar Street are highlights.
Pretty as a picture Akyarlar is a traditional coastal spot for those who like their holidays laid-back and super relaxing. The beach here is breathtaking ' a bay boasting a sweep of soft white sands that wouldn't look out of place in the Caribbean! You can also wander the harbour, feast on traditional Turkish cuisine or relax in a hammam, and Bodrum and Altinkum are nearby for if you fancy cranking the action up a notch.
Find package holidays to Altinkum at Direct Holidays and put yourself in a prime spot to experience both the traditional and the modern side of the Turkish coast. A great choice for those who like to take in the best of both worlds on holiday, Altinkum holidays really do have it all.