Welcome to Going 2 Altinkum.

Altinkum over the winter of 2014/15  has gone through a major face lift. Many of the beachfront restaurants and bars have had overhauls

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Also Visit  The New Altinkum 2015 facebook group


a new upcoming blog   teenager tales in turkey written by a 15 year old expat

We are  putting up basic information, Things to do and see. Where to shop and where to eat and trying to answer any questions you may have If we can’t give you the information. Then this great facebook Group will be able to help Altinkum Fan Club
also here Turkishliving.com
If you would like to add a review pass on some tips or any other useful information then email us here.

One very interesting site you must visit is turkish travel blog .

This Blog carries loads of  information to help you make the most of your time in Turkey.


We are getting Site Visitors from all over the world.
I am adding bits nearly every day. If your in Altinkum and have a website  for your shop/restaurant
let us know. we will add it to the site.
There are no charges for this. I will not add any portal sites  that are just full of Ads and no useful information..

But if you do have a good site about information or a service in Altinkum

Send me an email webmaster@going2altinkum.com



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The Turkish Evil Eye Pendant or the Nazar Boncugu, which literally means the “evil eye bead”, is actually a stone bead, which is worn to protect oneself from evil looks. The stone is an amalgamation of molten glass, iron, copper, water and salt. This particular combination of minerals and metals is believed to provide a shield from the forces of evil.

The Evil Eye pendant has the symbol of an eye worked upon it. The symbol of the eye is regarded as a potent amulet for protection against evil forces in almost every culture of the world like Jewish, Islamic, Hindu, Buddhist and Christian. Thus, in Turkey, you have an eye for an eye.



17 thoughts on “Welcome to Going 2 Altinkum.

  1. Dolunay restaurant and bar really good to eat,
    Alo 24 Restaurant. Very good
    Tips of do,s and don’t
    1. Always respect customs of Muslims
    2 if offered drink at market or shop please do not refuse and this can offend some of them
    3 no toilet paper down toilets as it blocks the system
    4 haggle for your items on markets and shops
    5 always buy your fruit and veg at market it is much cheaper than supermarkets
    6 use the smaller local shops rather than supermarkets ,these are locals with small shops this is there living ,use them or lose them,supermarkets are from France and different country’s so do not benefit Altinkum small shops money is put back into Altinkum by owners who often struggle to make ends meet
    7 learn a few turkish phrases such as hello ,good morning,thank you , goodbye , your welcome

  2. This is a great site! I am very impressed! 🙂 I would like to post the link if I may on two of my groups I am admin for on Facebook if I may!? Altinkum 12 and 13! Also how do I become a member of this site and how do I post a restaurant review and an amazing Jewellers? 🙂

  3. if you want a review putting up email me webmaster@going2altinkum.com you can include pics as well if you want.
    Feel free to add links on your facebook groups

  4. iv been comeing to altinkum for last 10 years and we love it stayed in a few different hotels and have no complaints on any of them staying at tuntas this year which is near our fav bar and restaurant funky forest which as recently moved to beach front also churchills which as fantastic food we love it every time we go carnt wait for end of aug to go again

    • Hi Anne 🙂

      My partner and I are taking our 8 year old daughter to Altinkum in August for 2 weeks and we have never been there before. We have been to a few places in Turkey though and we love it!

      I was just wondering if you can tell me where are the best restaurants, places to go, shops to use etc?
      We are staying self catering which is a first for us so i would really appreciate your knowledge on the area!

      Many Thanks
      Vickie x

      • Just to add to my last comment, we are staying at the Tuntas Apartments near the beach front, so any reviews etc would be helpful 🙂

        • Ive not used the Tuntas myself but its one we would choose if we were not able to get into the hotel we normall use.

          You are in a nice area of altinkum. There are a few hotel bars near by you can pop into as well as just staying in the hotel.
          We often pop to the Buzz bar oppersite your hotel for a drink during the day and a snack lunch.
          There are 2 small supermarket shops nearby for some basic supplies one is a basic local run corner shop and just 2 mins walk is a mini market called SOK. Just next to the hotel Duman.
          If you were to come out of your hotel turn right with the sea behind you walk up the road think about 200 yards the road kinks to the left you come to main rd Yali Cd you will see a small corner shop to your right.
          If you go left here you will come to the SOK mini mart just past the Duman hotel opersite the Goc Hotel.

          I have also send you a email to the address provided wiht the same infomation plus a map
          have a good holiday


  5. Can any one advise why property seems so much cheaper in Altinkum than in other parts of the Bodrum peninsula,?

    • It is simply supply and demand as there is a lot more building going on in Didim for the foreign market.

      There are strict rules in Turkey about foreigners owning properties and they limit it in most places. They made an exeption in didim however due to there being so much available land which created a bit of a building “hotspot” a few years ago hence lots of availability keeping the prices low.

  6. Hi

    We are going to altinkum aug 2014,never been to turkey before.
    we are staying at didim beach resort,i would appreciate any feedback if anyone knows this hotel.

    • It is known as one of the best hotels in the area and near third beach. I stayed there briefly a few years ago. It is what you would expect from a “high end”. Turkish hotel. I don’t think you will be disappointed.

    • We have stayed at the Didim Beach Resort for the last 5 years and have enjoyed it each year the food can be a little repetitive but we have been really well looked after we are returning to Altinkum again in 2014.

      I hope you enjoy your holiday there


  7. Hi , I’m trying to find apartments very close to central altinkum and central to main beach, can anyone recommend any?

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