Didim, an hour's drive from the city of Aydın, is one of Turkey's prime holiday destinations. It has a rich cultural heritage, golden beaches, and a coast of intricate coves, each a wonder of nature. The Temple of Apollo in Didim is one of the largest and best-preserved temples of the ancient world. In many aspects, including its original layout, the Temple of Apollo was different from the other temples of the ancient world. The Blue Flag Altınkum Beach, one of the best in Turkey, is only 10 minutes from Didim. The sea is quite shallow here, and the long, wide, sandy beach is well sheltered from the waves, making it popular among families with children. The shore off Altınkum is suitable for windsurfing, canoeing, and other water sports.