Altinkum is seaside resort on the Aegean Sea, It is near the ancient Temple of Apollo and the ruins of the Ionian city of Didyma.

A fun-loving beach resort on Turkey’s southwest coast. It’s grown quickly over the past few years, and has merged with its neighbour, Didim – a town with thousands of years of history.

Altinkum means golden sands, and it’s for the three impressive beaches that so many visitors head to its shores. But the stellar nightlife, the vibrant bazaar, and ancient historical sites are equally big draws.

The Temple of Apollo

The must-see sight is The Temple of Apollo a real looker as far as ruins go. Apparently, it was once home to a high priestess – a sort of Mystic Meg who dabbled on the dark side – and you can still see the sacrificial altar today.

The Temple of Apollo was one of the biggest temples of Ancient Greece, and although only two of its 122 columns still stand, it’s an impressive sight.

You can have all sorts of watersports activities such as jet skis, and parasailing among others.