Travel Blogs from Didim
... featuring prescious metals, glass, ceramics and containers, including a one of a kind gold scarab of Queen Nefertiti, the museum was filled with well preserved artifacts from the earliest of maritime history. Bodrum is also home to another of the ancient seven wonders of the world, but alas, it is mostly crumbled ruins around the base, having been raided over the years to build other things in the area, including the castle. ...
... of singletravelersinternational or some such thing. This, it also seems, is one of their cruises. I first became aware of this situation two nights ago while I sat in my tuxedo, alone at the Cellar Masters bar, sipping a nice malbec. A large group arrived at the far end of the bar and began arranging tables and chairs to accommodate their number, estimated here at almost twenty.
Elvis, the Cellar Masters bartender headed that way to ...
... by 10am we were on our way to the marina, excited for the day ahead. The marina left a lot to be desired, but the boat was everything I expected and even better the group size was tiny (only me and soph with 4 others!!) We arrived at the dive site after a half hour boat journey, where we filled the time sunbathing. I felt pretty rusty having not dived in so long and the equipment set up took a ...
... and strutting among the flagstones. Only a very small part of the city has been excavated and there is still an enormous amount of work to be done. They doubt if it will ever be completely uncovered. Leaving Ephesus we carried on up the mountains to a beautiful little village called Sirinse. The streets were narrow and coblestoned and of course lined with the usual little shops. We walked to the top of a hill where there was an ...
... br> During Greek and Roman times people made pilgrimages along the Sacred Way which led from Miletus to Didyma 12miles away where the temple of Apollo stood. Didyma translates as twin referring to the twins Artemis (whose temple is in Miletus) and Apollo. People sought answers to questions about the future from the oracle of Apollo at Didyma. That is a whole other story.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
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Historical Traveler Reviews Panormos Hotel Didim
Just returned from hotel panormos I was quite confident about going after reading positive reviews was expecting a basic 2* hotel didnt expect it to be as awful though. Got huge shock driving from airport entering a rundown street being told this was were our hotel was. The first thing you see thankfully when entering hotel is pool area which is lovely and all the staff greet you and are very friendly as are the other guests. Very disapointed when we saw our room very small twin beds room not very clean. but we were determined to have a good time. If you are going on trips out its best to go down to dolphin square (15 min walk or short dolmus ride) and shop around for the best deals, as we paid quite a lot more with the travel rep. Altinkum itself is lovely, the beeches are busy but very clean. theres a good shopping centre and loads of great bars and restaurants, just be careful you dont get dragged into them all by the very flattering and lovely waiters, (who by the way are all on commision) Found a great bar recently opened that has a happy hour between 9.30 and 10.30pm The owners are English and i found it was the cheapest bar in town.
never thought i could say something bad about Turkey but, this hotel although clean was the noisest hotel i have ever stayed in, you heard every door closing and every voice spoken, at all hours. Altikum is a building site with work ongoing, so be warned, theres not alot to do either, once you've been round the 20 or so shops, the beach is busy and the hussel is stll there. sorry to say this but i could not wait to get home.
Looks can be deceiving !
this is a basic base but the staff make up for that.hotel is clean and rooms are average size.shame about the yellow paint on the walls!ew!nice food at the outdoor restaurant.also an outdoor pool bar open all hours.24 hr reception.the hotel is about 10-15 min walk from the beach and shopping centre.buses(dolmus#) stops outside hotel.the hotel has 5 floors and 2 lifts.savety deposit boxes are available and are in the foyer by reception, they cost £1 per night. air con is also extra at £3 per night, well worth it!plenty of sunloungers around the large pool and some umbrellas.there is building works going on in this area where the hotel is but it didnt effect our hol.
good hotel this will be our 3rd time here, good clean hotel, friendly helpful staff what more could you ask for, and just out of town, so it gets you away from the hustle and bustle of altinkum town, there turkish night is fantastic!!!,they also have some entertaint on some nights of the weel
We stayed at the Panormos in May this year after reading other people's reviews on Tripadvisor. It was my first visit to Turkey and I was a little apprehensive, not knowing if I would enjoy it or not. Now I cant wait to get back there!
Fantastic................................no more to say but that
The fantastic staff made our holday.They just couldnt do enough for us.Only complaint i had about hotel was it was too far from the beach but you can get on a dolmus straight outside hotel and if you want to walk it takes about 25mins.The food was absolutely fabulous so naturally we ate there every night.had so much fun with the staff....Sinan(who is going into the turkish army in november)Halis(who really thought he was gods gift where women were concerned)ozzy(who was just too nice to be true)and harkan.would definately go back to Panormos.
We went to Altinkum and stayed at the Hotel Panormos for a week at the end of August this year. Initially we were very shell shocked and admittadly dissapointed, on first appearances it looked like we had been dropped off in the middle of no where, next to the tukish equivalant of the M8 !. Our first impressions of this hotel where less than favourable with our room having a variety of problems the most significant of which was the fact that the shower was hanging off the wall and my 6ft + fiance found it really difficult to have a decent shower !, there was plaster off the walls, dodgy patch work done on the ceiling, electrical wires exposed at the fuse box, cigarette burns on the curtains and carpet and the toilet leaked leaving a nice wee puddle on the tiled bathroom floor. The hotel operates a no food or drink from outside policey, which would have been fair enough if they had provided decent facilities to get snacks etc, but all they had was a single stand with crisps on it half full and ice creams, it also didn't help that there was a Tansas supermarket almost next door to the hotel !, a few couples we had spoken to had been given into trouble from the owners one couple simply because they walked in with a bottle of water after an excursion that they hadn't bought from the hotel, they were asked to pour it out !
Best holiday ever!!!!!!!!!
I had the best holiday ever at the Panormos Hotel. The pool was one of the biggest in Altinkum and the food was great. The staff were really friendly and they allways wanted to have a game of pool.They were the friendliest people i have ever met. (especially Halis, Mehmet, Sunan, Levant and Jimmy)
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Excellent Holiday. don't let first impressions put you off it is clean. The Staff are Excellent and it was not Rowdy, it had a good sized pool. Recommend this hotel to all age groups.