Didim is a small resort that was formerly a fishing village on the Aegean Coast of Turkey. It has been steadily growing in tourist numbers in recent years due to its tranquility and easy-going way of life and now has a fairly large expat community. Didim is also known as ‘Altinkum’ which translates as ‘golden sands’ due to the excellent quality of beaches in the region.
Holiday deals to Didim are very readily available and the region of Bodrum can be reached from most regional airports. The resort of Didim is located around an hour drive away from Bodrum’s main airport. Make sure you check the Cheekytrip comparison site to see holiday deals to Didim from your local airport. Direct flights to Bodrum tend to be around 4 and a half hours long. Combine this with the commute when you get off the aeroplane and it can seem like quite a long-winded journey. However, for your own slice of peaceful paradise, we reckon it is worth the extra bit of hassle.
Didim is at its most busy during the summer period - from Spring until Autumn but doesn’t get overwhelmingly busy at any point in the year. Temperatures often reach the high 20s on most days throughout this period making it a very reliable destination when it comes to the climate. Prices tend to be slightly cheaper outside of these months from Autumn to Spring but not massively as this place is an affordable choice all year round. Visiting in the summertime is best for anyone who wants to soak up the sun and enjoys the buzz that comes with slightly higher tourist numbers and the locals enjoying the good weather.
Apollo Temple is perhaps the most famous landmark that the town has to offer and marks the end of an ancient pilgrimage that was made from the city of Miletus. Today you can see what is left of the large, broken pillars and experience your own piece of Turkish history. As well as historical points of interest to explore, the focal point of Didim is its beach areas. They provide good spots to relax and sunbathe next to a busy promenade, a water sports centre and a top scuba diving spot. There are also a number of small coves and bays to visit if you want to get away from the crowds.
Due to the fact that Didim sort of blends geographically into other resorts such as Altinkum and Mahallesi, there are plenty of accommodation options to weigh up and choose from. If you have a bit of cash to spare, there are some spectacular all inclusive hotels with incredible facilities and amenities. If you are a bit more restricted, there are also some awesome places to stay with superb locations in the town. There is also a large selection of eateries in Didim serving Chinese, Indian, Turkish and other international dishes. Whatever cuisine you are fancying, Didim is likely to have it!
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