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Have some fun in the sun in this lively, friendly Turkish resort… Cheap Altinkum holidays are easy to find with TravelSupermarket...
The turquoise waters of the Aegean Sea roll gently onto the shores of Altinkum, a superb family resort in western Turkey. With the ancient sites of nearby Didim, a water park, heaps of market stalls and a welcoming evening scene, it is easy to see why package holidays to Altinkum are snapped up by visitors looking for a pleasurable week or two in the Turkish sun.
There are three main beaches in Altinkum, each packed with water sports of all varieties and lined with cafes and restaurants offering international cuisine – meaning you don’t have to stray too far from the gentle waters when it’s time for lunch. You can even fill your belly with a full English breakfast in Altinkum, such is the influence of holidaying Brits. And when evening arrives and the sunscreen and sand have been showered off, Altinkum beckons you to have a drink or two, sit down to dinner, and recall the day’s adventures with your family. There are some lively nightspots in Altinkum, but the majority of bars, pubs, cafes and restaurants are distinctly child-friendly – you’ll soon find your favourite one.
Self-catering apartments and studios are easy to find in Altinkum, as are hotels that offer bed and breakfast. You can opt for half-board lodging too, or go for all-inclusive Altinkum holiday deals. Many families like the option of going all-inclusive in Altinkum to make mealtimes less stressful. Some hotels offer entertainment and children’s facilities too, so take a look at our holiday deals to Altinkum to see how easy and exciting a family break here could be.
The climate guide below will help you to figure out when to go, while finding cheap holidays to Altinkum couldn’t be simpler with TravelSupermarket’s price-comparison tool. We can show you low-cost car hire in Altinkum too, as well as other essential extras, such as airport parking.
Deciding when to book your break in Altinkum is easy with our handy climate guide…
Altinkum sizzles in summertime, with average daily temperatures that hover around 30-35C in June, July and August – you might consider air conditioning to be an essential if you plan to travel at the peak of the summer season. It is a little cooler in April, May, September and October, but the days remain warm and sunny in the main, with daytime averages that still go beyond 20C.
Travel to the neighbouring town of Didim for a clutch of interesting events…
Didim Peace Festival; August-September: Visitors can walk between modern Altinkum and ancient Didim, which is handy – particularly when this annual event graces the small town. See sand sculptures, art exhibitions, folk dancing and much more.
International Didim Olive Festival; October: Olives are one of the biggest exports of the area (and found on almost every table you sit down at in Altinkum). So head to Didim to help the locals celebrate the humble olive at this fun event.
Saturday market; weekly: Didim hosts a busy market every Saturday, which is worth the walk or the short bus ride.
There’s much to see and do in and around Altinkum, which makes it ideal for holidaying couples, groups and families with children of all ages…
Kids and teens: Families keen on horse riding should definitely consider booking an equine excursion when holidaying in this part of Turkey. There are short, guided tours for beginners as well as longer rides among the gorgeous nearby mountains.
Grown-up families: Neighbouring Didim is home to the ruins of the Temple of Apollo, in what was once known as Didyma. The impressive shell of the temple and its striking pillars will feed your imagination.
Relaxing: Main Beach, Second Beach and Third Beach… it’s clear that no one put any real thought into naming Altinkum’s beaches. And you don’t need to think much either when you sprawl out on the sand. If tranquillity is your aim then head to Third Beach, the quietest of the trio.
Active types: Buckle up for a wild ride around the hills surrounding Altinkum when you book a jeep safari tour.
Nightlife: Dolphin Square is the centre of the after-sun action in Altinkum. Once the families have been tucked up in bed, a handful of late-night bars and nightclubs turn up the heat and get the disco tunes blaring.