What's The Difference Between Altinkum & Didim?
Posted 22 March 2007 - 04:00 PM
Well Turkey is made up of several different provinces that are a bit like counties in the UK or states in the US. Within those provinces are administrative districts (like boroughs or council areas - yes I'm from London....) and within those districts are towns and neighbourhoods.
AYDIN is the province
DIDIM is the administrative district
ALTINKUM is the town - as are Akbuk (well part of it), Yesilkent, Yenihisar, Mavisehir and a few other places.
A LITTLE TURKISH RANDOMNESS!
If you want to know about neighbourhoods, look for the word "Mahalle". They aren't that good on addresses here though so the rules sort of wobble a little; for example, I live in Aydin, in Didim, in Altinkum, but in Camlik Mahallesi NOT Altinkum Mahallesi (there IS an Altinkum Mahallesi, over the road), and the area I live is known as Palabiyik (which means "handlebar moustache"). Yes, when I get on the bus, I ask for a fare to "Handlebar Moustache". Really. And I don't laugh.
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Posted 21 April 2010 - 09:07 PM
I was interested in your post as i am planning to travel to Didim Altinkum to stay in an apartment there which belongs to friends of ours, we are combining our holiday as well as looking for potential rental propertys.
we don't know much about Turkey and the property market there so it is very early days for u.
We have book a flight and are looking to book a shuttle or other form of transfer when we arrive, we have an address but no idea of where it is, i don't want to put a full address on here but we will be staying at setan cad, can you give me a clue where this is or what to ask for please.
Posted 21 April 2010 - 09:37 PM
If you look at the top of this page you will see a section called Maps if you click on it will open up with a list of different places, look down and click on Altinkum. You are right it is not a good idea to put an address on a forum.
If that doesn't help let us know
Posted 21 April 2010 - 10:45 PM
Thank you for replying to both my post's, i noticed only after i posted this reply to laura that it was dated 2007 lol, oh well will take more notice next time.
I am enjoying reading an browsing the forums and am sure i will be posting more soon, but just for now its question questions question sorry, so please have some patience with me.
Posted 21 April 2010 - 10:59 PM
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Posted 22 April 2010 - 05:41 AM
I have not heard of Setan Cad and can not find it on Google maps either. If you want to Pm me the full address including the complex name and I will give you more information about the surrounding area and what to tell the transfer driver.
If I were you I would book a transfer before you come. The taxis from the airport to Didim are expensive and if you try and get on one of the reps buses, they will not drop you at your apartment only at the nearest hotel.
If you type "Altinkum transfers" into Google, all the transfer companies based in Altinkum will come up and they are all very good. Door to door service. You can choose between a shared transfer or a private transfer.
If you have any other questions just let me know.
Posted 28 April 2010 - 12:15 AM
Thank you for your offer of help! i have sent you a message with all the information i have so hopefully you you can point me in the right direction.
Thanks again abi.
Posted 28 April 2010 - 02:45 AM
Later That day they got on the same bus as me travelling back to Akbuk and they said to me that they think they got off in the wrong place because they had to walk a very long way to the beach area. Right away I realised their mistake. They should have asked for Altinkum which is 4.75tl and is the last stop on route.
They were very grateful and without having to get into lengthy discussions about the difference between Didim and Altinkum they already understood. Simple really it costs another lira
Posted 28 December 2011 - 07:45 PM
to many conmen operating in didim. i know because i lived there and never never again will i live in turkey corrupt sums that country up
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Posted 03 January 2012 - 12:53 PM
On the issue of the behaviours of turkish people, i dont think that you can categories as it is the same anywhere in the world! You generally have the nice helpful people but off course of the other hand you have the not so polite minority.
I agree with Les that if you show kindness that they will do alot for you, i have many good and close Turkish friends where i live in side and they always go out of their way for me x
Posted 03 January 2012 - 01:29 PM