Altinkum is a man-made custom resort that has a lovely relaxed and informal ambience throughout the region. Simply perfect for those who want to laze on the beach as there are three sandy beaches within easy reach no matter where you are. Altinkum translated is Golden Sands and it couldn’t be truer as the main beach is known for the glorious stretch of golden sand stretching for miles.
A short walk from the main beach is the second beach which is a hive of activity surrounded by bars, restaurants and shops; and a short walk in the opposite direction tucked just behind the harbour is the third beach which offers a much more peaceful retreat. So no matter what beach lifestyle you are after - you can find it in Altinkum all within a short walk of each other.
If you are looking for more than just soaking up the sun, there is plenty on offer in Altinkum’s shops with a wide variety of value priced souvenirs. Keep your eyes open for the leather goods, designer clothing and famous Turkish carpets. There is a huge weekly market that is a short Dolmus ride away and sells everything from clothes to spices, here you have the chance to put your haggling skills to use and this makes for a good fun day out.
Surrounded by many historical sites, Altinkum is just 3km from the famous Temple of Apollo with all three columns still standing at almost twenty metres. The site is over 2000 years old and well worth a visit. Other sites that should not be missed are the classical Greek city of Prienne and the ancient port of Miletus, both just a short journey away.
The nearest airport to Altinkum, is Bodrum Airport located approximately an hour away, however it is wise to factor an hour and a half for this journey as there can be heavy traffic at times. Flights also arrive into Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport but this would make for a much longer transfer time.