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Turkey has many beautiful resorts along the Aegean coast. Altinkum is one such small resort town on the shores of the Aegean Sea; it is only 90 minutes transfer from Bodrum Airport. The town has got its name after the golden sand on its beaches. Altinkum means “golden sands”. The magnificent beaches of golden sand gently shelving into the shimmering turquoise blue water of the Aegean Sea is an enchanting sight. Altinkum resort has three beaches.
The main beach has plenty of sunbeds and umbrellas for basking on the beach. Or you can go swimming in the nice, clear blue water of the Aegean Sea. Plenty of water sports are also available; children enjoy going on the pedal boats. There are enjoyable boat trips that take you around the bay and the Castle. The second beach has many bars and restaurants facing the sea. The third beach is a smaller more secluded beach.
Visit the Temple of Apollo
A short ten minutes journey from the resort center is the Temple of Apollo where you will see the famous head of Medusa adorned with snakes; and you will be astonished with the size of the columns here.
The ruins of Ephesus
It is a well-preserved classical city on the Mediterranean, and gives you a feeling of what life was like in Roman times. It is said that the Virgin Mary, at the end of her life, came to Ephesus accompanied by St. Paul. Also St. John is said to have lived the last years of his life here and after his death, a shrine, the Basilica of St. John was located over his grave.
Boat trip to Samos, Greece
You can take a boat trip to the Greek island of Samos. Samos lies at the north-eastern part of the Aegean Sea. Visitors are enchanted to see the charming mountainous landscape of Samos with the essential beauty of the nature and the historical spread all over the island. It is a unique experience.
For relaxation and entertainment, there are a large number of restaurants and waterfront bars open until around midnight; later the party atmosphere moves to nightclubs. It can get lively in high season when the holiday spirit is in full swing.
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Didim Aqua Park
For even more water activities, visit the popular Didim Aqua Park, just outside of Altinkum resort.
With golden sandy beaches, a dramatic mountainous backdrop and excellent facilities, Altinkum holidays are ideal for family holidays and couples looking for the perfect getaway in the sun.
Situated on the Aegean coast of Turkey, the inviting beach is clean with crystal clear waters, perfect for a long day of lazing in the sunshine, soaking up the rays on your beach holiday in Altinkum. The main attraction on holidays in Altinkum is the golden sands that gently shelve into the water, making it a safe environment for children. For the more active types, there are plenty of water sport facilities on offer to keep you occupied on your Altinkum beach holiday.
While on a holiday in Altinkum, visit the old fishing village of Altinkum to the west of the resort. Here you can see the quaint traditional houses, old style cafes and interesting boats. The main resort area of Altinkum, in contrast, is modern with plenty of shops, bars and restaurants, which are ideal for picking up those essential bits of shopping and eating out in the evening. If you’re after a bit of retail therapy on your holidays in Altinkum, then the larger resort of Bodrum is close by where you can pick up some local jewellery or great leather goods at bargain prices.
For a family holiday adventure, why not take a boat trip to Kusadasi or visit some of the neighbouring islands. You could take the kids to the Pegasus horse ranch for a horse riding trip or head over to the local waterpark – a great way to cool down on your holidays to Altinkum.
For a great cultural experience on your holidays in Altinkum, head to the Roman Temple at Didim or visit the archaeological site of Ephesus. Why not try a relaxing Turkish bath or try your hand at diving, what ever you choose to do, you’ll be spoilt for choice on your Altinkum holidays!
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