Didim

Didim Destination Guide

Didim, located on the coast of Turkey, is the home of the ancient city of Didyma and its famous ruined Temple of Apollo. It is a relatively small town, but popular with both British and Turkish residents. Known as a holiday resort, it is located on the north short of the gulf of Gulluk which is across from the Bodrum Peninsula villages such as Torba and Yalikavak. Didim is in the ranges as the towns such as Altinkum and Sarikum. In the summer, Didim is full of people looking to escape and find relaxation, but the weather is great all year round.

Didim is an attractive coastal resort, full of long beaches, ancient ruins and clear waters. There are plenty of attractions in Didim as well, not even including the immense amount of water sports. The ancient ruins abound, and there are plenty of coves and bays to explore outside. Haydar in particular is a favourite where you can hike along a dirt road around the shore of Akbuk. The town of Didim itself offers numerous hotels, places to shop, a water park, as well as some natural wonders such as Lake Bafa National Park and Buyuk Menderes River. Also nearby are Miletus and Priene as well as The Sacred Way which is situated outside of the Temple. The Didim D Marina is expected to open soon offering even more places for shopping, eating and outdoor activities.

Popular for buying holiday homes, Didim is well situated for those who want to purchase their own piece of luxury. Many of the homes are built as cooperative housing projects with their own private beaches. Property values in Didim are expected to rise as many more people are buying from all over the world, but there are still plenty of wonderful holiday homes for sale with spectacular beach views and good size lots. With many visitors from Britain buying up homes, there is a large British community in Didim.

In the evenings the fun doesn’t stop in Didim, as it is known for its exciting nightlife for those looking to get out for the night. There are plenty of discotheques as well as smaller pubs and bars, many of which offer live Turkish folk music. However, for the most part, Didim is a family holiday resort which offers many outdoor activities and recreation for everyone.