Travel to DIDIM by ROAD
Two popular routes reach to Didim from Europe.
from izmir to Didim
Northern Route: Belgium, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey. From Bulgarian border, Didim is about 600 km south.
Southern Route: Belgium, Germany, Austria, Italy with ferry to Turkey-Cesme. Cesme is about 150 km north of Didim. Road to Didim from Cesme is in very good condition. You may also take the coastal road with a spectacular scenery, as the second alternative.
Inter – City: Didim has bus connections with all major cities and touristic resorts of the country. They generally offer the choice of a day or night trip and a free transfer from city center to the bus station. A very comfortable and relaxing way to discover the different landscapes of the country while heading for your next stop.
TRANSPORTATION in Didim
Within Didim, the best way to travel is to take the “dolmus” (minibuses). From town center, you reach in minutes any direction you wish: hotels, beaches, neighboring villages… They are allowed to take up to 15 passengers and their prices are set by each municipality. “SEHIRICI” sign mini buses makes an internal line starting from ORMANKAMPI Kamping location to PARLIAMENTERLER VILLAGES, near Didim MARINA and the routine passes through 3rd beach, Altinkum City center, Didim City center, Yenihisar market (on Saturdays), temple of Apollo, Mavisehir, Club Tarhan, Ormankampi… Another internal line goes down to Tuntas Beach and Yesilkent, Spice Aparts, Dolunay Apartments, etc.
DiDiM SEYAHAT MIDIBUSES, Goes up to Soke by passing Ormankampi – Tasburun(harbour for local fishermen), Akkoy(very old village, bird watchers area), Akyenikoy – Dalyan (crossroad for Bodrum – Izmir highway), Jeans Factories – Soke (last stop). Local market of Soke held on every wednesday. DIDIM SEYAHAT has got a 10 p.m. and midnight coaches until the main junction of SÖKE – Bodrum highway during the summertime in the high season.
DiDiM SEYAHAT COACHES, GOES TO IZMIR, BODRUM DAILY
A more private way to tour in the area are the taxis that are all yellow-painted cars, equipped with taximeters and recognizable to their sign “Taksi”. Prices are also fixed by each municipality. Mind the day and night tariffs.
DIDIM BY AIRWAYS
There is no airport at the resort. The airports close by are in Bodrum, Izmir and Dalaman. The distances of airports are: Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport 150km, Bodrum Airport 95km. Dalaman Airport 300km.approximately
The nearest airport to Didim, “Bodrum Airport” is about 95 km south east of Didim which means 60 minutes of journey by road. The second nearest airport to Didim, “Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport” – amongst the most qualified airports of Turkey with its capacity and facilities, is about 95 km away from Didim. Including Turkish National Airlines, many accredited international airlines have regular direct and connected flights from and to international Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport.
otobus firmalar – coach firms
From the airport, you may reach to Didim by bus from Izmir central bus station in every 30 minutes. As the airport is located outside the city, travel to bus station from the airport with luggage might be tiring. Also, many travel agencies in Didim organize reasonable transfers from and to Didim. If you do not have a transfer arranged or come by a private car, follow the Izmir – Aydin highway direction Aydin untill Torbali, then follow the Selcuk road and Ortaklar comes, turn right to Bodrum highway then after Soke from where you turn right to Didim. On the way, you will be surprised, during this one and a half-hour’s trip, to discover wild landscapes, a colorful world of flowers, cotton fields (especially in August and September).
here is the route on the map how to travel between Izmir to Didim
Didim is accessible from the Greek island Samos via kusadasiand Kos via Bodrum, The cruise ships usually sail from Venice or Piraeus, daily from April 1st till October 31st (two-hours’ journey). The harbor of Kusadasi is one of the biggest port of Turkey, visited by well-known cruise companies. And the harbour of Bodrum is very famous wit its wooden yacht competition held on late summer. It is a popular stop of Mediterranean cruises.
Also, Turkish Maritime Lines makes regular departures from and to Turkey. For a detailed information you may contact to Turkish maritime offices in Turkey and the representatives abroad.
DIDIM BY RAIL
Turkey has inter rail connections with many European cities. If you are coming to Didim by inter-rail, your direct route will be Istanbul – Izmir, then Izmir – Selcuk. Selcuk is 20 km away from Soke. There are trains running 2 times a day. You can easily reach to Didim with minibuses in every 20 minutes from Soke bus station. You can learn exact departure times and the frequency of those routes from the given phone numbers of Turkish National Railways (TCDD).
It is not advisable to come to Didim by taxi. You’d better book it before you come to resort. There are travel agents i.e providing airport transfers.
here’s the map between Bodrum to Didim
Best way to discover this beautiful country is to hire a car for one or more days. You can book excursions for a guided exploration of culture, history, fun. There are many travel agents organising guided tours as well as hire cars, minibuses, Jeeps according to your choice and to the number of people if you are having a group holiday.
If you are late in the evening and trying to get to Altinkum from Izmir or Bodrum Direction, you can easily take a coach to Akyenikoy Dalyani where is a cab station and shops open until late so you can call a cab (taxi=taksi)
Companies have lesser number of coaches in winter time which is not as busy as summers to Didim.
Summer time table starts at middle of April – May for more and frequent coaches. In winter coach companies decrease the number of their coaches doing transfers to Didim.