If you're looking for top-notch sunbathing, Altinkum holidays are a good place to start – there's a triple whammy of beaches, backed by bars, restaurants and clubs.

Two-in-one town

Altinkum literally translates as ‘golden sands’ – and that’s exactly what you get. This Turkish beach resort has three sandy beaches to brag about. Plus, it’s got the traditional town of Didim in its back pocket for an extra dose of bars and restaurants, as well as historical sites like the Temple of Apollo.

City and sea

This place gives you package holidays with a dusting of history. In Altinkum, Dolphin Square’s where it’s at. Here, you’ve got late-night bars and beach clubs, so you can expect everything from belly dancing to bingo. For traditional Turkish taste, head into Didim. You can see what’s left of the Greek Temple of Apollo in the ancient city of Didyma, plus there’s a popular Saturday market.

Plenty of sand

Three sandy stretches are tucked into Altinkum’s bay. Main Beach is the biggest of the lot, and it waves a family-friendly Blue Flag. It’s got a mini-harbour down one end, where you can hop on banana boats and boat trips along the coast. Just around the corner, there’s another one with a beach club, where you can sunbathe on a bed-loaded jetty.

At a Glance

  • Brush up on your haggling skills at the Saturday market
  • Fill your belly with Turkish grub by the seafront
  • Make a day of it at Didim Aquapark