Why British Prefer Didim?
Didim’s mayor Mr Mumin Kamacı stated that they had a better tourism season last year as the quality and number of tourist increased. The mayor stated that he believes tourism in Didim will become livelier with the increase in number of five star hotels. Ministry of Culture and Tourism is planning to develop Didim by supporting construction of five star hotels, holiday villages and golf courses. The mayor added that they will try to become an alternative for tourists travelling to Antalya .
Ten Thousand British Bought a Second Home in Didim
However, currently, the demand for purchasing a property in Didim is higher than the demand of holidaymakers. It is stated that ten thousand British purchased a property in Didim. The destination has a long season until the end of October. However, large number of British property owners stays much longer than the high season.
Kamacı pointed out that the British prefer Didim, especially for its nature, weather and cheap prices. He added: ‘Here, the wind is from land to sea. Thus, the humidity rate is very low, our weather heals asthma, rheumatism and cardiovascular diseases’.
The British want to stay in Didim for twelve months of the year rather than visiting the area for just the summer season. The British property owners, who do not spend the whole year in the destination, open the season as early as February. It is possible to see many British citizens in the streets, bazaars and shops during the winter months. Approximately 100 families stay in Didim during winter. Turkish courses are available to these British residents since 2009, which allow them to manage their daily activities such as food shopping.
Temple of Apollon
Rehab Bar Altinkum
Arti's Bar Didim
Heraklia Ancient City
Turkish Food Recipes
Stuffed Artichokes in Olive Oil - Vegetable Courses
Tahini Pastry - Other Desserts
Apple-Walnut Cake - Cakes & Cookies
Tea Time Pastry
Stuffed Kale Rolls with Minced Beef - Red Meat Courses
Crusted Meatballs or Icli Kofte - Meat Mezes
Semolina Halva or Irmik Helvasi - Other Desserts