Sand") beach, a few kilometers
south of Didyma and
of Apollo (map),
was just a beach when I first saw it
many years ago.
now a popular summer beach
dozens of hotels, villas, restaurants
and holiday fun activities, popular
with British and European visitors
as well as Turkish vacationers.
If you're interested in a hotel or renting/letting
a holiday villa or apartment/flat near
Didim or Altınkum, you may find it here:
Altınkum is also
a popular stop on day-tours from Kuşadası and Selçuk (Ephesus)
that visit the three ancient cities
(Prien), Miletus (Milet) and Didyma
(Didim), then finish with
a swim at
how to do the Priene-Miletus-Didyma
excursion on your own.)
Here are more
maps of Aegean Turkey.
gigantic Temple of Apollo at
just north of Altınkum.