Didim is shaped as a peninsula surrounding Mugla on the east coast with a inlet to the town of Akbuk, the Aegean Sea on the west and east coast, Lake Bafa and the Menderes River on the northern coast. Akbuk is 106 km to Aydin, 53 km to Söke, 73 km to Kusadasi, and 110 km to Bodrum.
About 15 years ago, the people from large cities around Turkey such as Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir first came to Akbuk and started to build their own summer houses, holiday homes. With its beaches which gently shelve into the inviting turquoise blue Aegean, you will soon see how the resort got its name. Quiet Beach life in Akbuk means good promenarde walking or pedalos for those who prefer a more aquatic lifestyle. Sun beds and umbrellas are available for rent and once settled there will be no need for you to move until sunset.
Located about 70km form Bodrum airport this up and coming resort has everything to offer the holiday maker or resident whilst maintaining its definite Turkish feel.
Along the harbour and beach the promenade meanders around various bars, shops and restaurants.
There is a large open air market every Friday in the town center which attracts the locals and expats alike! Dining in Akbuk is varied and of a high standard. Restaurants compete with international menus and traditional Turkish food. In the town of Akbuk, you will find many local restaurants, serving traditional Turkish food at a Turkish price!
The resort has changed dramatically over the past few years. Whilst it still retains its Turkish charm, the resort has expanded and the main road leading you out of the resort will bring you past several large supermarkets, to the town of Akbuk. Construction and property development have brought fantastic investment into the area, and the time is now right for investment.
For years the main industry in Akbuk was of course tourism. While still a big player in the tourist stakes, Akbuk has developed into an area very popular with British looking to retire.
Just minutes away in Didm are the ancient temple of Apollo, this is one of the finest examples of ancient Greek architecture. Spend time during the day wandering around its columns, and dine at night in the traditional restaurants which overlook it.
Local buses run over the resort offering you a very cheap and convenient way to get around.
Turkey offers you some of the most incredible and dramatic scenery in the world. The country is steeped in history and tours to these ancient sights are highly recommended. Akbuk is only 90 minutes away from the roman city of Ephesus - one of the 7 ancient wonders of the world.