Altinkum translated means “Golden Sands” – what an appropriate name! There are 3 Blue Flag Beaches, a prestigious, international award scheme which acts as a guarantee to tourists that a beach or marina they are visiting is one of the best in the world. They all slope gently and are very safe for families with children.
There is a wide variety to eat delicious food in Didim. You can taste various popular cuisines here. You'll be offered Chinese, Italian, Mexican, Thai and European cooking and Turkish food from simple meals to gourmet feasts.
Dining in Turkey is lighthearted, lingering and can last hours. Didim restaurants offer everything from traditional Turkish cuisine to contemporary Western to everything in between. Dinner usually begins with drinks, followed by "meze" Turkish starters or hors d'oeuvres and then progresses through entree to desert, usually fresh fruit in the summer season. Each course, of course punctuated by liberal doses of Raki.
There are many places serving Turkish food, and you can find shish kebab, döner and pide on every corner in Didim Altinkum, it is highly recommended to taste fish and seafood, particularly octopus, calamari and squid.
Council offers an exciting range of entertainment, arts, cultural, community and sporting programs and events at its many venues throughout the Region which are listed in this events calendar
Shopping in local markets is very entertaining and a different experience. You can find there fresh fruits and local vegetables, textiles and embroideries. Market days are as follows: Wednesday for food / Saturday for textiles.
You can also browse around Didim Town where you can buy anything from herbs and spices to a new fishing rod!
Altinkum also has a main shopping centre where you can stock up on clothes, shoes, handbags and perfume.
Altinkum, there's more nightlife in Altinkum than there is in Didim for those who want to dance the night away in a lively club. Its always nice to have a slow walk down by the yacht marina with the boats bobbing up and down and the bars, bistros lining at beach front near Altinkum Marina, where all the daily boat trips leave every morning in Altinkum. These bars tend to be quite lively and open till late so if you fancy a dance, night out, you wont be dissapointed in Altinkum Didim.
Third Beach is to the west. Just beyond Third beach is Didim marina
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