Didim is more than just a holiday resort. Didim is a fantastic example of what the growing economy of Turkey is achieving….
- A pride in Turkey, its culture, and its future prospects.
- A warm, welcoming, multi cultural acceptance of foreign visitors and ex-pats from all over the world.
- Energy & entrepreneurship – a young, growing and success hungry population that is social media savvy and knows what it wants from the future.
- A wealth of opportunities to bring in everyday, international consumer brands to lift the town to world class status.
A quick glance at how the population has exploded over the last fifty years is a clear indication of the upward trajectory of this growing metropolis.
These figures are indicative of the permanent year round population of Didim. It does not take into account the summer residents who maybe spend 3-6 months of the year in the town. During its busiest months, the town can play host to up to quarter of a million.
As the population has increased, so have the businesses and institutions required to serve these people – banks, schools, supermarkets, insurance offices, government offices, restaurants, petrol stations, social security offices, doctors and dentists… all employing young, professional people who are marrying, settling and having their own families.
Neighbourhoods are growing and developing their own identities, roads are being laid, and the public areas surrounding them are landscaped into green areas with ample trees being planted. Old, grotty often illegal buildings are being demolished and replaced with modern, swanky, glass fronted ones.
The $70 million marina was opened some five years ago now, and is settling well in its role in the town.
The main Didim to Bodrum airport road is currently under construction, with a scheduled completion in the next year, signficantly reducing the transfer time between the airport and the resort.
Every major national bank now has an established branch in the town.
A brand new town square is the latest community asset to have been opened – professing to be the largest of its kind in Turkey.