Altinkum is a beach resort slowly gaining popularity and is only a 20 minutes walk from Didim. However, if you are not too fond of walking you can still reach Altinkum by availing the Dolmus` along the main Ataturk-Bulvari road. Located between Bodrum and Kusadasi, Altinkum is truly growing up to be a hub of affairs and its friendly locals and their laid back lifestyle is a major pull for tourists.
If seeing is believing then you should see Altinkum otherwise you might not take the word `paradise like` seriously. Golden sands, which is also the meaning of Altinkum, and turquoise blue water is the main reason it is considered as one of the best beaches along the Aegean. However apart from the beach the Adaland aqua park, Altinkum aqua park, Ephesus-roman ruins, and 5 island boat trip are the other activities you can indulge in.
Furthermore, a happening harbor, the Dolphin square and the numerous bars take care of your nocturnal entertainment.
But before you hit the pubs and the clubs you have to take care of your appetite, which is gains momentum after a day at the beach. The Altinkum restaurants take care of that, like the Valentines, Alo 24, Summer gardens, Shady nook, The Grand etc. All the eateries serve delicious traditional Turkish meals at a reasonable price, while some even serve European dishes. The services at these places are impeccable and their hospitality is what stays back in your memory of Altinkum.