Autumn in Turkey is an ideal time to travel. Firstly, travel agents drop their peak time premium charges, so there are many opportunities to save money on flights, hotels and exploring. Sitting somewhere between the hot sticky days of summer and the quiet ambience of winter, no matter where you go, fewer crowds also ensure freedom, peace and relaxation.
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A new tourist city will be built in Bodrum, part of a modern-day Silk Road project, multi-trillion dollar investment by a group of Chinese investors. The tourist city will transform the face of Bodrum, turning it from a summer resort into a year-round centre with a wealth of cultural and leisure activities, helping to drive the local economy and push property prices up.
Glance at any picture postcard of the famous tourist region of Bodrum, and you will see the nostalgic white houses, with blue doors and windows, and flowing pink bougainvillaea tumbling down the walls. Yet, head away from the main town centre, and you will also find modern properties featuring the latest in architectural trends and often featured in home and architecture magazines.
On September the 1st, fishermen across Turkey eagerly donned their gear and boarded large trawlers to sail the seas after a five-month fishing ban finished. Marking the beginning of the fishing season. So, is now the right time to be eating fish in Turkey? It certainly is, and this is our insider guide on how to ensure the best catch of the day ends up on your plate.
Istanbul's fascinating fountains delight and intrigue visitors. Once upon a time, a thousand fountains graced the city. These days, around 400 remain, each with its own character and unique beauty. Explore these incredible water features from a time gone by as we outline our favourite fountains around Istanbul.
Out of all the things Turkey is famous for, one of the most under-rated is its ice cream. In contrast to other industries, we are not talking about some fake, copycat dessert for sizzling summer days but real Turkish ice cream with the unique ingredients of milk, sugar, salep and mastic. Turkish ice cream is called Dondurma which is a literal translation to mean “freezing.”.
A year or so of poor performance for the Turkish Lira saw the currency become one of the most talked about on the planet - for all the wrong reasons. But in a remarkable reversal of fortunes, the rebounding lira is now opening up a world of opportunity for investors with a 15% gain against the Dollar this year. With analysts saying the only way is up, the lira potentially offers some of the highest returns of any currency in the world.
In our series about expat life in Turkey, we talk to real people in the country to get a realistic outlook and viewpoint on what living in Turkey is like. In this article, we talk with Natalie Sayin. She has lived in Turkey for 15 years, been married and divorced here, worked as a rep, estate agent and is now a location independent freelancer. We asked her to tell us more about her life in Turkey as an expat.
The vibes of a new destination are strangely enticing, but sometimes, we wish there were certain things we had known before. Whether it was how to save money, cultural mistakes, or recommended dishes to try, knowing the secrets of the locals before you step off the plane brings its benefits. With that in mind, for first-time visitors in Turkey, here are our tips to get you off to a good start.
Turkey is one of the top beach holiday destinations in the world, and rightly so. Just over 7,000 kilometres of pristine coastline that during summer become “must-visit” places for couples, friends, solo travellers and families have earned it this sought-after reputation. But can we guess your favourite beach in Turkey? Have a read and let us know if we have missed any of your top Turkish beaches out.