What's the weather like in Altinkum in April
It is not yet officially summer, but by the end of April it will certainly feel like it! Altinkum begins to open up for tourism as the month progresses, and by the end of the third week you will notice more restaurants opening their doors, and certainly hotels getting ready for the crowds who will descend upon the resort over the coming months. The great news is that there are many cheap deals to be found at this time of year, especially great for those who like sunshine but don't like major heat or crowds.
You can expect an average temperature of around 11°C, which may sound low but generally reaches a high of up to 15°C, which is certainly warm enough for a t-shirt and wander around the resort in relative peace and quiet. Evenings are still a little cold, although certainly beginning to warm up, when compared to the lower evening temperatures experienced a couple of weeks ago in March. You will see an average low of around 7°C, so a jacket will still be needed during evening walks and when heading out during darkness hours.
The general trend from this point on is major improvement in the weather, and mid-spring sees much less in the way of rain, with the month experiencing just 32mm of precipitation, affecting up to 8 days of the month.
This is very little compared to previously, and the same improvement can be shown in sunshine hours too, as you will see a huge 10 hours of sunshine per day on average definitely worth getting out and about and drenching yourself in some of those sunshine-related vitamins!
The same trend applies to the sea, as the Aegean is beginning to warm up for the summer season, averaging around 17°C throughout the month whilst the water temperature may have been static for the last couple of months, it is now starting to heat up slightly, and from this point on will do so rapidly.
Altinkum Hotels for April
As April arrives, more and more hotels begin to open up for the summer season, and that means more choice for those seeking cheaper breaks at this time of year. Aegean Park Hotel is close to everything, which makes it an ideal choice, with the beach and entertainment options on your doorstep. These roomy apartments are also modern, and set in walled gardens for privacy.
If you want a room-only option, so you can get out and about for your dining options, or perhaps cook yourself, head to Club Aegean Apartments. These are located right in the centre of town, so you don't have far to stumble, and offer a friendly and chilled-out environment for your break.
Alternatively, check out Pamukkale Hotel, which is a B&B or half board option, located just 200m from the beach, and only 10 minutes from the centre of Altinkum itself.
Bars and Restaurants
With more hotels opening up, more restaurants are doing the same, and you will find it much easier to eat out, with more choice, now summer season is starting to commence. Family Door is a great option, and as the name suggests, it is very family friendly! Portions are rather large here, so do keep that in mind when you're ordering!
My China Restaurant will cater for your Chinese food needs, in a buffet style. This restaurant also offers Indian dishes, so you get the best of both worlds. If you prefer something a little more laid-back however, check out Friends Café, which is a very popular choice amongst locals too. You can try Turkish dishes here, or simply stick to what you know, with breakfasts being particularly delicious.
Things to do in Altinkum in April
April is strictly speaking still spring, but as the month progresses it will certainly feel more like summer, and that is a great excuse to indulge yourself in a few more of those plentiful outdoor activities.
The clear and warm waters of the Aegean are a veritable hotbed of marine-life, and experienced divers will be in their element, with coral gardens, historical wrecks, and steep drop offs, however if you are a total beginner, you will find courses, where you can even gain your PADI certification. Okenos offer many different courses and diving trips for those wishing to explore what lies beneath the surface of the sea.
A truly Turkish experience, and one which will certainly leave your skin ready to obtain that golden tan, is a Turkish bath, or hammam. This is where you will leave the building with the softest skin you can imagine, with no centimetre of your skin left feeling rough. You are cleansed and massaged afterwards, so you are left with a clean foundation. Visiting a hammam is a Turkish rite of passage, and you will find many around the resort, however Sultan Park is one of the most popular.
Before the major heat arrives, it's a good idea to check out the history around the area, so you don't have to deal with crowds at the same time. The Temple of Apollo is a very short distance away from the resort, and Avesta Travel do many different guided tours to this area, combined with Miletus and Priene. These other two areas of importance aren't as well known as the Temple of Apollo, which was the temple dedicated to Apollon, however they are both certainly worth a visit, in a very scenic area.