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.
Club Flamingo Altinkum
Akkoy Village in Didim
Medusa Beach and Nightclub Didim
Temple of Apollon
Marti Cove Didim
Turkish Food Recipes
Acma Pastry - Pastries
Tea Time Pastry
Apple-Walnut Cake - Cakes & Cookies
Tea Time Pastry
Turkish Style Pizza with Minced Beef or Lamb - Red Meat Courses
Lentils with Minced Meat - Legume Courses
Kisir - Bulgur Wheat Salad - Rice & Pasta Dishes
Fish Cooked in Milk - Other Main Courses