Didim is located on the western Aegean coastline of Turkey, sitting south of the large city of Izmir and north of the popular cosmopolitan peninsula of Bodrum.
A district in the province of Aydin, and a very popular holiday destination with several sub-districts with its most popular destination for holidays being Altinkum, especially amongst British tourists, with many of its visitors returning year after year, closely followed by Yesilkent, Mavisehir and Akbuk which are also popular with Turkish tourists. Altinkum means ‘golden sands’ and with its white sand beached sloping in to the sea it’s easy to see where it got its name
The Didim area depends highly on the tourism trade in the summer, for its main income source. Though agriculture also plays a huge part with its main crops being wheat and cotton
Didim sits on the site of the antique city of Didyma, which is where its name originates from, and is home to the fantastic ruins of the Temple of Apollo, which attracts thousands of visitors every day. The history books say that Didyma which translates as ‘twin’, relating to the God and Goddess, Apollo and Artemis, who were born in the Didim area.
The area is known for its long golden sandy beaches, crystal clear blue waters, and its wonderful climate, with long hot summers and short mild winters with people still using the beaches in January.