Didim is a beautiful seaside town in Turkey, on the Aegean coast. You can find Didim just south of Izmir and it’s about an hour-and-a half drive from the airport. Located in a region with an average annual temperature of 18 degrees Celsius, Didim has become known as one of Turkey’s premier holiday destinations for British retirees, over 40s and those looking to live permanently abroad. 

In this article Alistair Lockhart of The Turkish Property Agents will explore property for sale in Didim, including areas like Akbuk and Altinkum. 

Where is Didim? 

Didim is a popular resort destination on the Aegean Coast.  It can be found about 50 kilometres south of Izmir, and is the perfect location for those who want to enjoy Turkey’s coast with a bit more sun. 

Didim is also known as Altinkum, and the two areas merged when the beach resort of Altinkum met the small town of Didim. The name ‘Altinkum’ translates as ‘golden sands’. 

Altinkum is a traditional beachside destination with many foreign holidaymakers, expats, and Turks spending their summer there. Meanwhile, the town centre of Didim is further inland from the coast but also has its own charms for tourists as well!

Nearby Akbuk is also popular with British retirees in Turkey as it’s close to the coast but still has easy access to towns like Izmir and Bodrum for necessities or getting out into nature at places such as Gumbet Forest Park. 

What are some things to do in Didim? 

Didim has much more than just the beach on offer for those looking to spend time in their holiday home or living permanently. 

There are many activities and attractions that you can explore in the area, including visiting one of three ancient temples or taking an organised tour to experience some of Turkey’s historical sites. Alternatively, for those who want to enjoy nature there are plenty of cycling trails and paths through the trees. 

Where should I buy property in Didim/Altinkum?

Alistair Lockhart, Director of The Turkish Property Agents comments: 

“As Didim was originally a small town, and Altinkum was a beach resort, the two together offer a number of varied districts to choose from.” 

The Altinkum Mahallesi district is home to many hotels, bars and restaurants. Most properties here are within a 10-15 minute walk from the 2nd beach that’s popular during summer for its water sports!

Located just a few minutes from Yenihisar and the beautiful beach, Yeni Mahallesi is an ideal location to buy property. With 2 green parks close by as well as public facilities nearby, it’s easy for families with children or retirees looking for peace of mind to find what they need in this neighbourhood.

Camlik Mahallesi is a wealthy area with amazing sea views and close access to the beach. Here you can find villa builds, bars for nightlife fun, restaurants nearby that serve delicious food all day long so you never have to go without lunch or dinner. 

Alistair Lockhart adds, “Another area for property buyers to consider is the sleepy fishing village of Mavisehir, which is located on the outskirts of Altinkum. It has become a popular destination for holiday buyers looking for a quieter area. This tiny district offers everything from delicious seafood at local restaurants to bustling night markets where you can find anything and everything under the sun!”

It’s worth mentioning that this small town off the coast in Altinkum gained popularity because it provides access both beautiful beaches as well as rich Turkish culture with its many fish restaurants and lively marketplaces.


If you’re looking for property in Didim, then there are plenty of options on offer including studios, flats and villas available from our company or others. The Aegean coast of Turkey provides an excellent holiday location as well as a potential place to live permanently.

The Turkish Property Agents offer a full range of advice to buyers, and they work with a network of bilingual, independent agents in Turkey. They also provide clients with regular updates about new properties for sale as they become available. 

Alistair Lockhart
The Turkish Property Agents
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