Holidayn in Altınkum

Altinkum Travel Guide: Where to Eat, Where to Stay, What to Do!
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We are nearly sure Altinkum  has been on the visit list of a lot of people for years, and after making the trip, they can confidently say, “it did not disappoint!” Altinkum is colorful, relaxing, but also has a wild side. 
No matter what kind of traveler you are, you’ll be able to find things you enjoy whether it’s trying new restaurants, relaxing at the spa, exploring historical site, sippin’ sangrias on the beach, or dancing all night long! 


A spellbinding, often crowded beach, Altınkum offers wonderful one kilometer stretch of golden sand, (Altinkum measn:Golden sand)
Walking on the Altinkum coastal road watching the blue sea and the shining beauty of the sand will make you feel your at the right place,

if you keep walking to the end of the main beach you will see Alntukum jetty, from there you will notice a big Turkish flag that's where the view point of Altinkum.
Walk throught Atatürk bulvard to Temple of Apollo, it will probably takes 25 minutes before you get the Temple of Apollo,
on both side of the road there are cafes, restaurants, gros markets and shopping areas;

Cafe Shops: Starbucks, Divad People, Kahve Diyarı, Kahve  Dökkanı, Ottomon Nargile Cafe.

Fastfood: Mcdonalts, Bureger King, Dominos Pizza, Tavuk Dönyası(chicken world) and also

Restaurants: Gold Star, Dönerci, Tashmahal, Anadolu Sofrası(Antolian Food), Baklava Shops

Gros markets Carefur, Miggros and Şok Markets

Shopping Stores: Lc wickiki, Cotton, Grage, Gratis, Teknosa, 



As we all know turkish cuisine is really outstanding, sometimes it takes days to proper for a single meal.

There are more then 300 restaurant in Altinkum most of the retaurant are locatied on the seefront, some are nextdoor to Temple of Apollo and other in Didim Centre, some restaurants has free car service, 
Most popular restaurant in Altınkum: Topkapı Resturant,(on the seefront), Şehir Lokantsı (city Resturant, in city center), Olio Resturant, Yoran Resturant, (by the Apollu Temple) 
Fastfood Resturant: Burger King(on the seefront), Macdonalds, Dominos Pizza, Köşem Fastfood.

BREAKFAST  Turkish Breakfats between 45 tl - 60tl perperson  / English Breakfast Beween 80tl - 100tl

For breakfast, you can ordere a Turkish or an English breakfast. At any restaurant on the seefront can offer you thies options but to be specific topkapı restaurant is hilight recomendet.
The Most Popular Turkish Dishes.

Testi Kebap (Potry kebap)

Pottery kebab are an Anatolian speciality prepared in a clay pot or jug. It’s usually made with lamb, beef, or chicken with vegetables and garlic. 
Traditionally cooked in a tandoor or clay oven, the pot is sealed with bread dough and left to simmer in its own juices for hours.

Hünkar beğendi:

Hünkar beğendi is a traditional Turkish dish consisting of a flavorful lamb stew that is served on top of a creamy roasted eggplant purée. 
The purée is often thickened with milk and cheese, while the whole dish is sometimes topped with a tomato-based sauce or garnished with freshly chopped parsley.
It is believed that the dish is native to Istanbul and was first prepared for the wife of Napoleon III in the late 19th century.

Tas Kebabı

Tas kebabi is a Turkish stew made with lamb, beef, or veal cubes simmered with onions, tomatoes, red wine, garlic, and spices such as cumin, bay leaves, and allspice. The stew is slowly cooked until all the ingredients are tender and succulent.

Tas kebabi is typically served with rice, mashed potatoes, or fried potatoes on the side.

İskender kebap

A specialty of the city of Bursa, İskender kebap is named after a butcher called İskender Bey, who first prepared this flavorful dish. It consists of thinly sliced lamb that is grilled and combined with a spicy tomato sauce and pita bread, while melted sheep butter and yogurt are traditionally drizzled over the dish at the table.It is recommended to pair this kebap with şıra, a Turkish beverage that is known to aid digestion.

Kuru fasulye

This traditional Turkish white bean stew is a staple in virtually every household and lokanta—an establishment serving simple but hearty meals to people on the go. Kuru fasulye translates to dried beans which are first soaked and then cooked together with sautéed chopped onions, green peppers, tomatoes, and salça (tomato paste).The dish can also be enriched with meat - typically lamb - in a variation known as etli kuru fasulye.

Lokum (Turkish Delight)

Lokum are succulent, sugary cubes from Turkey based on a gel of starch and sugar. Traditionally, lokum is flavored with rose water, lemon, bergamot orange, mastic, or mint, but the Turkish favorite remains a lokum of plain jelly combined with pistachios.There are also other varieties, using ingredients such as cinnamon, dates, hazelnuts, or walnuts. These cubes are typically offered with tea and coffee after breakfast, lunch, and dinner in most Turkish homes. The sweet treats were invented by Bekir Affendi, who came to Istanbul in 1777 from Anatolia.

His first shop, Haci Bekir, is still in business, run by his descendants. The name of these sweets comes from the Arabic term rahat-ul hulkum, meaning heal or soothe the throat. Its other popular name, Turkish delight, was coined in the 18th century when an English traveler took some of the sweets back home, and since he couldn't pronounce the Arabic name, he coined his own term.The original recipe called for corn flour, refined beet sugar, honey, and water. The treat soon gained popularity, and today it is one of the most famous symbols of Turkey


Dating back to the Ottoman Empire, baklava is one of the most iconic Turkish dishes and a must for anyone with a sweet tooth. ...
Şiş kebap. 'Kebab' is an umbrella term that encompasses a variety of street eats, but the most famous is the skewered şiş kebap. ...

Other well known Turkish fastfoot 

WHER TO STAY: Aquasis De Luxe Resort & Spa

Are you ready for a memorable holiday experience at the private and natural blue flagged beach of Aquasis, surrounded by the history and architecture of Didyma? A wide range of Food and Beverages all day, Magnificent Evening Shows, Daily Activities, Disco, Karaoke, Games Room, Competirions, Steps and Aerobics, Various Games at the Pools, Musical Shows, Interactive Shows and Games are there to give you the best holiday experience.

3 km. from the main beach, 

4 km. to İcty center.

Distance from the airports

 Izmir Adnan Menderes (ADB) airport 130 km.

 Bodrum Milas (BJV) Airport 80 km,


Kartel hotel 100m away from main beach, Kartel hotel offers you b.b.

Kartel hotel has outdoor swimming pool, outdoor children's swimming pool, lobby, indoor restaurant, snack bar, lobby bar, pool bar, 24-hour night service, a la carte restaurant, outdoor car park,TV room.

2 km from the city center of Didim, 

Distance from the airports

 Izmir Adnan Menderes (ADB) airport 130 km.

 Bodrum Milas (BJV) Airport 80 km,

Daily rental apartments in altinkum, rent 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom, 3 beddrom or villa  for daily or weekly.


Altnkum beach, there are places that organize water sports on both sides of the beach(Parasailing,Tube Rides,Jet Ski, Babana Boata and Tornado - Rings),
you can  renting sunbeds and umbrellas on the beach,

get your  cold drinks from the restaurants or grocery stores located right next to the beach, and also because the sea of ​​Altnkum does not deepen suddenly thats is why preferred by families.

Renting sunbath and umbrella in Altinkum Beach cost 25tl 

If you already booked for 5 stars hotel then having a pool day also has service for food and drinks, which makes the pool day so much fun! 

We also highly recommend boutique hotels pool to those who don't have a pool in their hotel, most of the boutique hotel will welcome you to thier hotel pool, all you need to do is have something to drink but if you wish to spend the day in a five stars hotel then you will hvae to pay daily pass fee every hotel has thier own daily pass fee. 

while your in Altinkum yo do want to explore the area and also have an adventure then there are some trips you can join such as;

Water Parks,

Boat trip,

Jeep Safari,

Quad Safari,



Turkish Bath,

But you do want to visit historicalside then you should not miss;

Ephesus and Artemis Temple,

Hiarepolis & Pamukkale,



Temple of Apollo,

Virgin Mary House.

If your saying 'ı want to see Turkish villlage, town and cities this is for you;

Kuşadası & Şirince Village,

Dalayan Turtle Beach,

Bodrum by Bus,

Bafa Lake,

Kos Greek Island.


Usfull Phone Numbers

Traffic emergency 154

Police 155

Gendarme 156

Fire Brigade 110

Coast Guard 158

Emergency Service 112

Didim Hospital 811 08 97 - 811 08 98 - 811 57 57

Head Official of Didim District 811 37 25

Attorney General Didim 813 56 76

Didim Judge 811 37 25

Didim Municipality 811 26 60

Akyeniköy Municipality 876 13 65

Akbük Municipality 856 40 04

Police Department HQ 811 43 00

Gendarme HQ 813 11 37

Gendarme emergency 825 70 35

Akbük Gendarme 856 42 28

Altinkum Police Station 813 75 55

Aydin Police Department 225 25 06

Didim Tourist Information 811 57 07

1st Notary Public 813 52 10

2nd Notary Public 811 59 29

3rd Notary Public 813 84 83