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Didim - A window to traditional Turkish life

09270 Didim City center: 2.4 km
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09270 Didim City center: 2.2 km
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09295 Didim City center: 10 km
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09270 Didim City center: 2 km
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09270 Didim City center: 3 km
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09270 Didim City center: 5 km
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09270 Didim City center: 2.1 km
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09750 Didim City center: 2.8 km
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09270 Didim City center: 7 km
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09295 Didim City center: 1 km
09270 Didim City center: 1.5 km
09270 Didim City center: 1 km
09270 Didim City center: 2 km
Situated near the lively Turkish beach resort of Altinkum, Didim offers visitors an escape from the tourist crowds and the opportunity to experience traditional Turkish culture. The pleasant village may be quieter than its noisy neighbour, but is no less lively in the bustling markets and feverish nightlife. Didim is also home to the Temple of Apollon, an ancient Greek sanctuary, which is said to be the largest temple in the world. With a mild climate and no humidity, the weather is warm but comfortable. Combined with delicious cuisine and the picturesque beauty of the Aegean Sea, this charming retreat is an ideal alternative to the hustle and bustle of typical holiday resorts.

Location: In the gulf of Güllük

With an enviable location along Turkey’s Aegean coastline, Didim nestles on the north shore of the gulf of Güllük, opposite the Bodrum peninsula. The village is a short drive from the region’s main holiday resort of Altinkum and is easily reached by bus transfer from the airport.

Business: Tourism and health spas

The most likely source of business in Didim is tourist-related, which, together with its health spas, provides the bulk of the economy. There are also several hotels that provide conference facilities and meeting rooms for both business and private events.

Culture: Culture: Ancient Greek ruins

The main cultural attraction is the Temple of Apollon, originally built by the ancient peoples of Miletus before being destroyed by the Persians. Alexander the Great had the temple rebuilt in 334 BCE. The village is also within easy reaching distance of the city of Ephesus, and visitors are recommended to take a day trip to see the ancient ruins. To get a taste of local culture, check out the Saturday market, and try the sumptuous recipes in some of the many small family-run restaurants.

Activities: Activities: Water sports and water slides

Didim’s prime location on the shores of the Aegean offer a wealth of water sports, fishing, kitesurfing, yachting, and coastal trekking paths, where you will discover many sandy coves along the 53 kilometres of coastline. There are several luxury spas, which will tempt visitors looking for revitalising treatments; and for a day of family fun, head to the Aquamarine Park with it many water chutes and wave machine.