The vibrant beach resort of Altinkum is nestled in the Bodrum region of Turkey’s southwest coast. Altinkum is a modern resort with a new harbour and three Blue Flag beaches, providing all the goods for a laid-back beach holiday with the bonus of the region’s best attractions on its doorstep. World-famous Ephesus is just a couple of hours’ drive away, and there is plenty to do close to home, including a local waterpark that kids will love.
Things to do
A beach-lover’s paradise, Altinkum has three beautiful golden beaches to pick from, linked by a modern promenade and flanked by the chic, yacht-filled marina. The beach closest to the marina is a top water sports zone, where you could race on jet skis or snorkel in the crystal clear water. Take a stroll through the markets of buzzing Dolphin Square or nibble Kalamata olives and stuffed vine leaves in a local restaurant. If you’re interested in a day trip, the whole family can enjoy the exciting water slides at Didim Aqualand. Another must-see is the ancient city of Ephesus, home to one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
Spring and early summer, before the temperature gets too hot.
Milas-Bodrum Airport (BJV)