Altinkum is one of the more popular holiday resorts in Turkey. Located on the south western coast of Turkey on the lovely Aegean Sea, it’s very much a family orientated resort. Perfectly situated close to many other resorts along the Aegean coast, it makes for a great holiday destination and anyone who is searching for a holiday home should look at villas for sale in Altinkum, Aydin, Turkey.
Aydin is the province and the city of Aydin is just 80 minutes away from Altinkum by car. Turkeys 3rd largest city is Izmir and you can reach Izmir in 2 hours. The popular cruise resort of Kusadasi is 70 minutes’ drive away and lovely Bodrum is 1 hour and 45 minutes away. Investing in a villa in Altinkum, Aydin, Turkey for sale means you can visit all these towns and cities whenever you want to.
Altinkum means golden sands, “Altin” is gold and “Kum” is sand and in Altinkum, you are in for a treat with no less than 3 golden beaches. The main beach curves around the bay and is the focal point of the resort. At either end of resort are another 2 beaches which are slightly smaller but don’t get as busy. The beach referred to as 3rd beach is where you can partake in a whole host of water sports. Along the beachfront is a pretty promenade where you stroll at any time of day and there are numerous cafes, bars and restaurants. Villas for sale in Altinkum, Aydin, Turkey are set just on the outskirts of the beach areas, however they still have spectacular sea views.
Altinkum is also known as Didim, Didim is the main town and Altinkum refers to the beach and resort area. Over the years the resort of Altinkum has grown to accommodate the influx of holiday makers and buyers of villas in Altinkum, Aydin, Turkey for sale. There are many attractions this resort has to offer including parks and gardens with children’s playgrounds which are safe for the little ones. History and culture is found here and tours from other areas come to visit the amazing Apollon Temple. There is a fun fair where families head to with bumper cars and rides for all ages. Candy floss, ice cream and popcorn is served and there is a café for mums and dads to sit in whilst the kids enjoy the thrill of the rides. Villas for sale in Altinkum, Aydin, Turkey are in demand.
If you like to shop you are in for a treat. The huge Saturday market sells everything from fresh fruit and veg, bread, cheese, eggs and olives to clothes, home wares and souvenirs. The shops along the sea front sell “designer” clothes and jewellery shops are in plentiful supply. Different designs make Turkish jewellery unique, with beautiful intricate designs. The famous “Turkish Eye” is set in to many designs and it’s said to ward off evil. You will often see this eye outside homes and buildings and you can buy them basically anywhere in Turkey to hang as a symbol of good luck and protection. Turkish villas are incredibly popular for holiday homes or as a permanent residence.
Holiday homes for sale in Turkey have been selling well since Turkey first allowed foreign buyers to invest in property for sale in Turkey. The affordability compared to similar properties in Europe are a fantastic buy, plus the weather in this part of the world means over 300 days a year of sunshine. When you visit you villa in Altinkum, Aydin, Turkey it means you will have sunny days even in the winter months. The advantage of buying an overseas home for sale in Altinkum, Aydin, Turkey is numerous holidays and long weekend breaks throughout the year. Once you have a home away from home it’s simply a matter of booking a flight and you are on your way.
Altinkum, Aydin, Turkey villas for sale generally have wonderful sea views of the sparkling Aegean Sea. As the resort residential area leads up the hill away from the beach front, the villas for sale in Altinkum, Aydin, Turkey command sea and resort views offering a delightful scenic picture. They are close but not in the main resort centre offering tranquility and peace. There are restaurants and bars not far away meaning you can easily walk to lots of entertainment whenever you feel the need for a night out or you want a Turkish dish for dinner. Turkish food is akin to the Mediterranean diet, it’s delicious and healthy and made from fresh ingredients grown in the Turkish sunshine. Virgin olive oil and fresh vegetables along with tasty green and black olives serve up delicious dishes. If you prefer the usual favourites of Chinese, Indian and Italian it’s all here in the resort. Are you interested in houses in Altinkum, Aydin, Turkey for sale yet?
Villas for sale in Altinkum, Aydin, Turkey usually start from 3 bedrooms upwards. They can be semi-detached or detached, be part of a complex with other villas or be stand-alone within their walled gardens. They can have a private swimming pool or in the case of being semi-detached they can share a swimming pool. The advantage of a shared pool is the shared costs of running it in the summer months. There will be electric bills due to the pool pump and lighting, cleaning costs and the cost of pool chemicals. For this to be split into two can make a huge difference to your outgoing bills.
Villas in Altinkum, Aydin, Turkey for sale that are semi-detached usually will have a private garden area if they share a pool. Sometimes this type of villa may even have a private pool each. A detached villa will usually have a private pool and private gardens. If you prefer your own pool and grounds, this villa is the type of property you should plump for. These villas are bright and designed with an open plan layout they maximise space and allow plenty of light in to the interior of the villa. A detached villa will be in spacious grounds and will usually start from 3 or 4 bedrooms upwards. They will have large terraces and balconies which is a superb area for sitting and enjoying a meal al fresco style. They normally have large private swimming pools and sunbathing terraces where you can spend endless amounts of sunny summer days. BBQ areas, along with a gazebo are pretty standard too, if you have your own detached villa you will be responsible for the upkeep of your own pool and gardens. Do not despair, if you prefer you can employ a company to look after your grounds and clean your pool during the summer months. Many people who live in Turkey on a full time basis, look after their own gardens and pools, it’s not difficult to do.
If you want luxury then why not opt for a luxury villa for sale in Altinkum, Aydin, Turkey? These villas are something else and you will have seen them grace magazines many a time and probably have thought they would be out of your price range. Think again, yes they are more expensive, however for the extra luxury you get, it’s well worth the extra pennies. Beautiful homes for sale in Altinkum, Aydin, Turkey are set with fabulous views over the sparkling Aegean Sea, some have indoor and outdoor swimming pools and some have an infinity pool. Set in large landscaped gardens they have everything you could possibly want. How about a hot tub on your private terrace? Sounds amazing and it is, a gym, sauna and steam room, how about a cinema room too? Overseas villas in Altinkum, Aydin, Turkey make your dream come true.
If you want the ultimate in your own villa then why not build your own? You will have a range of large plots to choose from. You definitely want a plot of at least 1000sqm which will mean a large villa of 4/5 bedrooms and large outside areas within your own walled garden. It’s also possible to buy several plots together if you want. You can pick from plots with fabulous Aegean Sea views or of the countryside. Once you have your chosen plot, you meet with the architect and together, you design your forever home in the sun. You can pick whatever size swimming pool you want, maybe you don’t want one and would rather have a large garden. Lots of terrace areas for outdoor living are what’s needed to take advantage of the fabulous sunshine. Plant a garden and it won’t take long to become established.
What else will you have in your designer home? Basically whatever you want and the layout and room sizes are your choice. If you want a fully equipped gym and sauna with a hot tub – you can! How about an indoor swimming pool for the winter months? If you like to keep fit and healthy by swimming it’s an option you can consider. If you are wanting the best option for a wonderful home, build it yourself.
What other attractions are in Altinkum? The stunning 623 berth yacht Marina which has a heliport, shopping centre, bars and restaurants and spans 287,000 m2 it’s located between Parlementerler and the 3rd beach it’s called the Didim D-Marina. It’s the largest Marina in the Southern Aegean and boasts to being even bigger than the 450 berth Marina in Bodrum. Fancy a boat trip to the Greek Island of Kos? Or why not visit the nearby resorts of Kusadasi, Bodrum and the lovely village of Sirince with its cobbled pretty streets and, they make their own wine, so you can wine taste also.
Bafa Lake is a must visit and it's surrounded by a natural park; once part of the Aegean Sea and turned into a lake due to the Great Menderes Delta. Bafa Lake is a lovely day out but best visited in the morning to take advantage of a scrumptious Turkish breakfast. Iasos Marina is where you can sit serenely at one of the fish restaurants and indulge in the catch of the day and look at the lovely views.
Flights from the UK to Altinkum are a mere 4 hours in to Bodrum International Airport (BJV) which is the closest airport to Altinkum. Transfers from the airport to Altinkum takes a mere 75 minutes. You can also fly in to Izmir International Airport (ADB) from the UK and it takes 3 hours and 50 minutes. The transfer from Izmir Airport to Altinkum takes less than 2 hours, here, having the choice of airports gives you more options on flight times and direct flights too. Transfers from the airport to Altinkum are quick, either by shuttle bus, private transfer, hire car rental or private taxi. There are plenty of taxis outside of arrivals, so you don’t need to book your taxi in advance.
What is the climate like in Altinkum? There are 300 days of gorgeous sunshine in Altinkum. There is a mild gentle breeze which is great in the summer months when temperatures soar. The coolest month is January with temperatures of 14°C and in July and August the temperatures soar to 35°C. July has the most daily hours of sunshine, seeing 14 hours per day.
Altinkum is a superb resort for families, couples and groups of friends. Family friendly bars, restaurants and entertainment are suitable for children of all ages. Couple and groups of friends have plenty of themed bars they can visit and nightlife is vibrant. There are a handful of very good nightclubs and discos within the resort where they can dance the night away. Live music is varied from traditional Turkish to Motown and disco plus whatever is currently in the charts.
If you invest in Altinkum you will find your lifestyle changes quite dramatically. It means lots of extended holidays and long weekend breaks, who would say no to that? Enhance your lifestyle today!