ALTINKUM | An Unforgettable Holiday in Altinkum
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ALTINKUM | An Unforgettable Holiday in Altinkum   

       
 

     Altinkum is a resort town found on the shore of Aegean Sea in Turkey. Its name means "Golden Sand." The major resort town’s attraction is its three long sandy beaches that extend from the small harbour at one end of a softly sloping bay to a rocky cliff at the other end.

The resort is dedicated to leisure and pleasure, laid-back moment on the beach where you can indulge yourself with water sports and a night life on one of the restaurants and bars which serve up British and local cuisine.

 
   
      
 

One of the best places that Altinkum is proud of is the Temple of Apollo at Didyma. This is an important religious place in ancient Ionia. The large temple is dedicated to Apollo and called Didymanion. Didymanion is one of the greatest ocular temples in existence; second only is the one located in Delphi Greece. The earliest sanctuary of this temple was built in 8th century B.C and after Alexander the Great outdone the Persians in 334 B.C., cities in Ionia reclaimed their independence and work was begun in reconstructing the Temple of Apollo.

The columns of the temple are still standing and the double row of columns that surrounds the temple was covered over with a marble roof as was before the temple proper. Its courtyard was the site of the archaic period temple. A small temple was also built here during the Hellenistic period to dwell the bronze statue of Apollo.

The surrounding walls of the temple are decorated with Gryphon. The Temple of Apollo is an excellent example of architecture during the time of Graeco-Roman era. The whole area of this temple is a sign of grandeur in art and culture of the place. Another major ancient site that you can find here in Altinkum is the vast Roman ruins in Ephesus.

It houses one of the seven churches being referred to in the Book of Revelation of the Bible. It is also a place of a large graveyard of the Gladiators. This archeological site is one of the most favorite international and local attractions partially owning its accessibility from Adan Menderes Airport and via port of Kusadasi.

Truly, Roman ruins of Ephesus will leave its tourist an impressive response about this place. This will be a trip of a glimpse into an Early Christianity. If you really wish to indulge yourself with so much fun and attractions, Altinkum is a great option to your list. It has shopping centers which offer Turkish bargaining style. It has lots of souvenir shops, jewelry stores and boutiques of designer clothes.

There is also a feast of restaurants that offers wide variety of international and local cuisine which is very difficult to decide any particular establishment that serves the best food. You can also find here in Altinkum plenty of after dark entertainment, everything from disco dancing, karaoke, belly dancing to bingo and pool is an option. Altinkum has lot of outdoor activities that you can enjoy which includes sunbathing, swimming and for those who look for more energetic activities, they can try the jet skiing, banana boat rides, scuba diving, windsurfing, and pedaloes.

If you want to take the pleasure of seeing the nature of beauty of this place, a variety of tour, boat trips and excursions to neighboring resorts, historical sites and towns are also available. In Altinkum, you have the opportunity to enjoy life with a collection of experiences.

 
     
   
       
 
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