As the main roads into Didim have recently been renewed it’s very easy to reach here via Bodrum and Izmir airports and because of its superb location, in the 1980s many people from Turkey’s larger cities, especially Ankara, built holiday villas and apartments where today foreigners are fast buying them up many of which are Turks that live and work abroad.
Countless hotels were built to accommodate the growing number of visitors, mostly from the UK who came on cheap package holidays, and since 2001 it is the British that have been buying property here which has resulted in a large community of them so much so that the utility bills in this district are also printed in English and there are Union Jack flags everywhere in the town, especially the bars.
Other attractions are the town’s weekly market, water-park and the nearby ancient sites of Miletus and Priene and the famous ancient Temple of Apollo . Didim in the main is a quiet family oriented resort offering its visitor’s calm relaxed places to sit and eat and enjoy the view but for those wanting more action there are plenty of clubs and bars available with some venues playing live Turkish folk music.
Didim’s new marina opened in 2009 with full yacht maintenance facilities, a yacht club, boat lift, dry dock and has a shopping mall and restaurants.
Maksim Beach Didim
Club Flamingo Altinkum
Huzur Beach Didim
Didim D Marin Yacht Marina
Gumuskum Beach Didim
Turkish Food Recipes
Tomato Soup with Cream - Soup
Uncured Cheese Pastries or Lor Cookies - Cakes & Cookies
Tea Time Pastry
Puff Borek with Chicken - Meat Mezes
Turkish Pastrami Borek - Pastries
Tea Time Pastry
Kisir - Bulgur Wheat Salad - Rice & Pasta Dishes
Tavuk Gogsu Puding with Kadayif - Dairy Desserts