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ALTINKUM

Altinkum is situated on the Aegean coastline of Turkey, just 35km from CLC Apollonium Spa & Beach. Popular with holidaying locals and international tourists, the town retains much of its original Turkish charm and traditional values.If you are looking for a holiday destination where you can relax and unwind, Altinkum is ideal for couples and families with young children. Three long, sandy beaches and safe, shallow waters add to the natural beauty of this attractive region.

If you can drag yourselves away from the beach, you will find a wide choice of shops and a modern mall within the town itself. Why not bag some bargains by haggling the price down like the locals do?

Along with traditional souvenirs you will find some wonderful clothes and jewellery stores to spend time in, perusing what is on offer.

You may be staying in self-catering accommodation in Turkey, but on days you don’t want to cook, Altinkum boasts a wide choice of wonderful restaurants with a range of different cuisines. Enjoy local Turkish delicacies or traditional English food.

If you stroll a little further away from the port, close to the Dolphin Square area, you will find several Chinese and Indian restaurants, serving delicious dishes.

Dolphin Square comes alive at night and is home to a host of dance clubs and music bars which stay open until dawn. Most of the venues stretch along the beach front and are popular with the younger crowd, especially in the summer.

Altinkum Market

Experience a traditional Turkish shopping adventure at the Altinkum Market where bartering and bargaining is the order of the day. Powerful spices, traditional leather goods and colourful fresh fruits are offered to hundreds of locals and tourists who visit the market every week.

A trip to the market in Altinkum is as much an insight into Turkish culture and traditions as it is a shopping experience. Explore your five senses as you delve into a world of sweets smells, loud banter, tasty food, colourful products and a vibrant atmosphere that is so typical of a Turkish market.

Farmers head to the market from the countryside with ripe fruits, picked fresh from their vines the day before while the heady scent of freshly brewed coffee wafts across the stalls.

Take your time to find some real bargains. Leather and gold are two very good buys in Turkey. The quality of leather is outstanding for the price, while the gold and diamonds attract jewellery dealers from all over the world.