Temperature: In summer, an average of 27-28°C.
Best time to visit: Spring and early summer, before the temperature gets too hot.
Altinkum’s weather is typical of southwest Turkey’s Mediterranean climate, with hot summers tempered by cool sea breezes. Turkey enjoys an estimated 300 days of sunshine a year, and the hottest months are July to September, which regularly reach the low 30s (°C).
Beach lovers: Altinkum has three award-winning beaches to pick from, complete with gorgeous honey-coloured sand and top water sports.
Families: With its well-equipped beaches, friendly town and a water park down the road, Altinkum is a hit with families.
Sightseers: Altinkum is perfectly placed for excursions to Ephesus, one of Turkey’s most important cities, home to the Temple of Artemis.
More about Altinkum
Language: The language spoken in Altinkum is Turkish.
Currency: The currency used in Altinkum is the Turkish Lira.
Local time: Altinkum is 2 hours ahead of GMT/UK time.
Fly to: Bodrum Airport. The transfer time to Altinkum is 1.5 hours.
Flight time from UK: The Altinkum flight time is 4 hours.
Visa / health: Before you travel, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/turkey for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to Altinkum. Apply for your Turkish visa online at https://www.evisa.gov.tr/en/.
Holiday destinations related to Altinkum:
By dolmus: Dolmuses are the local public mini buses, which operate throughout Altinkum. They are a cheap and easy way to get around the resort, and run approximately every 30 minutes in the high season.
By bus: A bus service connects Altinkum to nearby resorts like Bodrum, Didim and Kusadasi. Day trips by bus are an affordable and reliable way if you don’t have a car.
By ferry: If you’re planning to visit the likes of Bodrum, it’s possible to catch a boat from Altinkum’s harbour for a more pleasant way to make the trip.
Peace festival: At the end of August, Altinkum’s neighbour Didim hosts its annual Peace Festival. Aimed at promoting international relations, in particular friendship between Greece and Turkey, the festival celebrates a variety of international traditions with music concerts, dancing and exhibitions, finishing with a big firework display on Altinkum beach.
Olive festival: One of the area’s newest festivals is the Didim International Olive Festival, held for two days in September to celebrate the fruits of the region. Great for foodies, the festival features local companies promoting and selling the local olives and olive oil, and you get to taste them, too.