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Holidays In Altinkum

Altinkum Holidays at a Glance

Altinkum, is a resort town located on the shore of the Aegean sea in Turkey. The name translates to "golden sand". The town has three main beaches. There are excellent beach facilities on any of the three great beaches, with water sports of many kinds and also pedaloes for those who prefer the pace of life a bit slower. Sunbeds and umbrellas are available for rent on any of the beaches and once you are settled, there will be no need for you to move until sunset, with handy bars and restaurants very close by. Altinkum is a small and friendly resort and you will get to know the local people.

Who goes to Altinkum?

Altinkum holidays are great for families & couples attracted by an excellent Beach's.

Key Facts - Altinkum

  • LanguageTurkish
  • CurrencyNew Turkish Lira (TRY)
  • Dialing Code00 90
  • Time Difference+2 hours GMT
  • Flight Duration4.5 hours (Approx)

Bodrum was the city of Halikarnassos in ancient times and an important port at the centre of the old world and thus, modern Bodrum is to Turkey, what Cannes is to the South of France: historic, interesting, relaxing and lively. Holidaymakers can delight in exploring Bodrum's 15th century Castle of St. Peter, Myndos Gate and the Ancient Theatre. Another must-see in the region are the windmills located on the hills between Bodrum and Gumbet.

The heart of Bodrum is located around the charming and fascinating harbour, where shops, bars and restaurants jostle together in the narrow streets under the shadow of the castle. However, when you've had your fill of Bodrum's harbour-side attractions, there is still a whole peninsula to explore: mountains and green valleys, traditional villages and isolated beaches are all within view of the warm, clear waters of the Aegean Sea.

The lively resort of Gumbet has one of the longest and most popular beaches in the region and offers excellent water sports opportunities. Just 2 kms from Bodrum it is also a great place from which to launch shopping trips to the boutiques and markets of Bodrum.

For an altogether gentler and more relaxed pace of life try the more low key resort of Bitez which is widely considered to be an absolute gem and offers great opportunities for scenic walks, boat trips and also shopping. It is also renowned as being one of the best places in the region for windsurfing.

Meaning 'Middle Town' the resort of Ortakent is located in the centre of the Bodrum peninsular making it a great place from which to explore the region and with a long, wide, sandy beach it is a very popular resort for families.

Whether you're looking for a cultural holiday experience or one that's predominantly beach-bound, a holiday in Bodrum is the answer!

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Mausoleum: This is Bodrum's oldest antiquity and was built by Artemisia II in honour of her husband King Mausolos. The monumental tomb became one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. After the Mausoleum was destroyed by an earthquake in the 12th century, an exhibition about what the Mausoleum probably looked like, together with a large model, provide a vivid lesson on the history of the area which was then called Halicarnassos.

Amphi Theatre: The theatre is another witness to the great past of Bodrum. Situated in the hillside over looking Bodrum this theatre whose capacity is around 13.000 was built during the Carian reign in the Hellenistic age (330 - 30 BC.). The theatre consists of three different sections: a place for the audience, a place for an orchestra and the stage. It became an open-air museum after the excavations in 1973.

St. Peters Castle: The most prominent feature of Bodrum is the castle of St. Peter. The castle's origins date back to the knights of St. John but now it is one of the finest museums in this region where you get wonderful views of the town and sea, are several mighty towers, a chapel, dungeon and Turkish bath, all set in gardens and linked by steep steps and passageways.

Visit Ephesus: This site is about 160 km North of Bodrum can be reached in approximately two and a half hours by bus. A city once renowned throughout the Classical world as a major trading port, a metropolis of some 250,000 inhabitants and a religious and cultural center. It was also the home of one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.Mausoleum: This is Bodrum's oldest antiquity and was built by Artemisia II in honour of her husband King Mausolos. The monumental tomb became one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. After the Mausoleum was destroyed by an earthquake in the 12th century, an exhibition about what the Mausoleum probably looked like, together with a large model, provide a vivid lesson on the history of the area which was then called Halicarnassos.

Amphi Theatre: The theatre is another witness to the great past of Bodrum. Situated in the hillside over looking Bodrum this theatre whose capacity is around 13.000 was built during the Carian reign in the Hellenistic age (330 - 30 BC.). The theatre consists of three different sections: a place for the audience, a place for an orchestra and the stage. It became an open-air museum after the excavations in 1973.

St. Peters Castle: The most prominent feature of Bodrum is the castle of St. Peter. The castle's origins date back to the knights of St. John but now it is one of the finest museums in this region where you get wonderful views of the town and sea, are several mighty towers, a chapel, dungeon and Turkish bath, all set in gardens and linked by steep steps and passageways.

Visit Ephesus: This site is about 160 km North of Bodrum can be reached in approximately two and a half hours by bus. A city once renowned throughout the Classical world as a major trading port, a metropolis of some 250,000 inhabitants and a religious and cultural center. It was also the home of one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
Popular activities for those taking holidays in Bodrum include:-
  • Watersports
  • Horse riding
  • River drafting
  • Deep sea diving

    Bodrum Holidays - Excursions


    Boat Trip: Turkey is world famous with her magnificent coastline and here is your chance to see turquoise bays yourself. Visit to the several deep blue bays for a swim and marvellous caves and islands. It will be an unforgettable and relaxing day of your holiday.

    Turkish Bath: Something not to miss! Like the Roman baths of old, the baths are a social occasion where friends meet to chat and relax. It takes all your stress off and gives you shiny clean skin with scrub and foam massages.

    Dalyan - Turtle Beach: Cruise a long the coast to the mouth of Dalyan River and Turtle Beach breeding ground of the loggerhead turtles. View magnificent Rock Tombs carved into the cliff-side. Experience the miracle mud bath of Dalyan for smooth and shiny skin.

    Jeep Safari: The jeep safari is a must for everyone who wants to face Turkey in an adventure way. You will drive through small villages, mountains and nature.

    Turkish Delight: Turkish cuisine hospitality at its best followed by spectacular array of Turkish entertainment. Firstly you will meet the colourful folk dancers from the rural arcos and exquisite belly dancer.

    Tandem Paragliding: Fethiye - Oludeniz is unique paragliding area in the world. Watch the spectacular scenery of Oludeniz Lagoon. You will find a chance to get unrivalled photos of the beautiful coastline.

    Ephesus and Virgin Mary's House: A day in one of the ancient world's wonders. Walk on the marble streets of Ephesus and see remains of the Living Ancient City! And see the Virgin Mary's house where she had spent her last days.

Eating/Drinking During Altinkum Holidays

From street-side snack stalls to the finest food in a characterful restaurant, you will find something to your taste in Turkey. There is a wide range of dishes, with each region having its own specialities, and there are an equally wide range of places in which to enjoy them. Meat dishes are the norm, but vegetarians will be find a good number of lentil and rice dishes, and stuffed vegetables. The turks love vegetables almost as much as they do meat, and the aubergine is the favourite. Freshly caught fish is available, but can be expensive. Of course, the doner kebab is a popular along with the pied (Turkish pizza). In the morning stuffed pastries or borek can be bought street stalls. For the British traveller, there will be plenty of new culinary experiences.

An authentic Turkish experience can be combined with a raucous nights drinking at one of Turkey's meyhanes. These tavernas serve raki, beer and wine, along with an awe-inspiring selection of mezes (starters), succulent kebabs and fruits of the season. A favourite location for raki drinking, the atmosphere gets louder and merrier as the night progresses.

Turkey's recent economic growth and increasing prosperity had an enormous effect on the vitality, energy and variety of its nightlife. The range of night entertainment is huge, from traditional male-dominated birahanes to techno and rave nightclubs, with new venues opening by the week. As a result, Turkey's nightlife is quickly gaining recognition as one of the liveliest in Europe.

Getting Around on Altinkum Holidays

Boat: There are many types of cruises that link all the resorts an villages around the area, take a Gullet cruise or a Blue Voyage cruise to explore Bodrum and the surrounding areas.

Bus: The local bus (known as Dolmus) is normally a white mini bus that travels around the resorts. There are no specified bus stops, so to stop the Dolmus just flag one down.

Taxi There are numerous taxis in all towns and resorts and are recognisable by their chequered black and yellow bands.

Car Rental cars and Jeeps are available from our representatives.

Altinkum Holidays Shopping

Shopping through the narrow streets of Bodrum between the white walls is one of the pleasures you must try here. The Turkish crafts make it impossible to resist buying something. The most popular objects for the holiday maker are of course carpets; but the varied leather, copper and bronze wares, silver and gold, handicrafts.

Holidays in Altinkum - Beaches

Gumbet is only 2-3 kms away Bodrum and recently is becoming almost a resort into itself. The area features one of the longest and most popular beaches on the peninsula. Gümbet is also one of the most popular water sports centres with water-skiing, windsurfing, parasailing, etc. available.

Bitez lies 7 kms west of Bodrum, in the bay next to Gumbet. The beach is sandy, with plenty of sunloungers and umbrellas for sunbathing.

Ortakent occupies the next bay to Bitez following the peninsula round to the west. The very large beach is popular with families, although the water rapidly becomes quite deep.

Weather and climate information

Bodrum's climate is wonderfully pleasant. In summer, the dry heat rarely goes above 35�C, while the water is a balmy 25�C. In winter, although it gets chilly, it can be mild enough to dine outside, and all you will generally need is a sweater or lightweight raincoat.

Max Temp CAprMayJunJulAugSepOct
Turkey21242932322826
London13162022211913
Sunshine HoursAprMayJunJulAugSepOct
Turkey899111298
London5676653

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