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Post  Mavi on Fri Dec 07, 2007 12:05 pm

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 to PARLIAMENTERLER VILLAGES 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 SÍKE- Bodrum highway during the summertime in the high season.

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 Seyahat Coach Association - website
for timetables and routes

There are other big coach companies with organized scheduled transfers 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.

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).

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 120km.
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.

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).

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