Altinkum Holidays

Altinkum's beautiful golden beaches and crystal clear sea are not the only things which make this resort so popular. Set in stunning scenery Altinkum's vibrant atmosphere makes this resort attractive to families of all ages.

Altinkum, Bodrum Region, Turkey

The Resort

This family friendly Turkish resort of Altinkum sits on the Aegean coast and has three fantastic beaches. The beaches are such a hallmark of this resort that its name reflects this as Altinkum translates to “golden sands”.

This resort is smaller than its neighbouring resorts of Bodrum and Kusadasi but this is to its advantage. Its size means that it is not a frenetic and more relaxed than its neighbouring resorts and well suited to families. Altinkum is a favourite resort of the British and therefore caters to our demands more so than other resorts, with British food and drink being served in many of the establishments.

As mentioned above the standout attractions of Altinkum are its beaches. It has three beaches which are wide and shelve gently into the Aegean Sea making it very family friendly. The beaches are not just a sun seekers paradise as there are numerous activities which depending on energy levels will keep everybody happy and not just those who want a good tan.

During August and the Turkish holidays, Altinkum does get a lot busier and the main beach seems to be the one everyone wants to use. If you prefer a quieter beach then try either one of the other two beaches as they are not as popular.

Shopping

The Turkish for haggling or bargaining is pazarlik. You can expect to do this in many stalls and bazaars where either there is no price or you think that the desired item is too expensive. Start your bidding at around 50% of the offered price and walk away if the price goes above 75% - although you can go lower or higher. The key is to ensure that you are happy with the price you are paying.

You can hone your pazarlik skills in the markets and bazaars of Altinkum and other surrounding towns such as Aydin, Soke, Akbuk and Yenihisar where you can find souvenirs. Top things to look out for are copper, pottery, embroidery, leather and other traditional local hand crafts.

A note of caution is that there are some shops selling "copies" of designer clothes which is a polite way of saying counterfeit. Just be careful when buying these items as their quality may not be as good as the originals.

Family Entertainment & Trips

Altinkum is a resort which attracts many families. This is due in no small part to the many family restaurants and pubs which rely on satisfying their needs. This means that there are various food options which will keep the fussiest of eaters from fading away to a shadow as well as local dishes for the more adventurous.

Top of your list of places to go must be the outstanding Didyma. This is the temple of Apollo which took over 150 years to build and was never completed - ancient Turkish credit crunch!

Another place worth visiting (although don't drag your kids if they don't want to go as it is not that exciting) is one of the seven wonders of the ancient world - Mausoleum of Maussollos. Situated quite close to Bodrin, this site, now in ruins was built in 353 BC as tomb for Mausolus and family.

Also visit Pamukkale - "Cotton Castle". This is a spa which has formed from calcium deposits on the edge of a mountain. These calcium deposits have created natural bathing pools which have made this place very iconic - you cannot fail to see it appear in nearly every marketing picture of Turkey!

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Information
Best Time To Holiday :Apr - Oct
Transfer Time :1hr 30 mins
Night Life :Lively
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Altinkum Hotels

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Aegean Park Hotel


Set in a walled garden, these modern 2 and 3 bedroom apartments offer families a...

Anfora Apartments


Ideally situated close to both the beach and the resort centre which is ideal fo...

Aristo Hotel


A small and friendly hotel offering spacious accommodation with light decor and ...

Atlantik Apartments


This apartment complex is in easy reach of the beach as well as the resort centr...

Beach Villas Hotel


A great choice for those looking for more space and privacy but still within eas...

Buyuk Anadolu Didim Resort Hotel


A modern hotel set in lovely gardens with a Spa Centre, a lovely pool complex, o...

Club Aegean


Featuring attractive stone walling, lawned garden areas, 2 swimming pool areas a...

Didim Beach Resort Hotel


A popular well known hotel that offers not only a superb location but also a goo...

Esra Family Suites


Simple yet comfortable apartments which make a great base for families looking f...

Evren Hotel


Offering a homely and family friendly atmosphere, this small hotel offers simple...

Garden Of Sun Hotel


This new hotel is set in lush gardens and offers all the facilities and services...

Kum Hotel


A comfortable hotel with a bar and restaurant overlooking the pool, free WiFi th...

Majesty Club Tarhan Beach Hotel


Enjoying an idyllic location next to the beach, with a wealth of water-sports an...

Marla Hotel


There are many facilities both onsite and in the immediate vicinty....

Meryem Ana Hotel


With a good selection of facilities and central location, the Meryem Ana Hotel i...

Miletos Hotel


There are not many facilities but it does offer comfortable accommodation in a c...

Mutlu Apartments


This complex offers a fantastic location in the middle of the resort which makes...

Nazar Studio Hotel


The Nazar Studio Hotel is close to both the beach and the resort centre....

Neta First Class Hotel


With a good location and great range of facilities, the Neta First Class Hotel i...

Palm Wings Beach Resort


This holiday village combines a friendly atmosphere with provides spacious accom...

Peyda Apartments


These modern and well maintained apartments are set close to the beach and are i...

Saadet Hotel


A traditional hotel in the heart of the resort and just 550 metres from the beac...

Seahorse Deluxe Hotel and Residences


Set in landscaped gardens, minutes from the beach and in a naturally scenic area...

Temple Class Hotel


The Class Hotel offers comfortable accommodation in a central location....

Temple Hotel


The Temple Hotel offers a good range of facilities to keep the whole family ente...

Venosa Beach Resort and Spa Hotel


A well equipped hotel with plenty of leisure facilities and activities for adult...

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