Didim - A window to traditional Turkish life
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.