Upmarket Kalkan on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey has the distinct advantage of being close to many of the best tourist attractions and sites in the whole of the country. Holidaymakers and expats enjoy the best of both worlds, the wealth of day trips from Kalkan entertains everyone from the younger, more dynamic generations to the older, slow-paced adults.
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The Mediterranean coast of Turkey has everything you can imagine and much more. The ideal weather climate and a comfortable lifestyle all blend together to provide an atmosphere welcoming everyone, young or old. Such is the lure, it is a major holiday destination for many nationalities including Brits, Russians and East Europeans. They visit many of the popular coastal holiday resorts of which one is prestigious Kalkan, belonging to the Antalya province.
Out of all the success stories stemming from Turkey’s tourism industry, Alanya on the Mediterranean coast should be highly admired. It’s part of the Antalya region. The real estate market can also partly take credit for Alanya’s popularity because many nationalities have either relocated there or purchased apartments and villas. But what exactly is it about Alanya that sparks the interest of foreigners?
Alanya, part of the Antalya region on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey, is a key player on the tourism scene of the country. Attracting many nationalities including Brits, Russians and East Europeans, it is a buzzing city offering the best of shopping, nightlife and things to do. Have a read of our guide to things to see and do in Alanya this summer with your family.
Turks love music, just as much as they adore food. With a strong emphasis on lyrics, as well as tunes, to dance to, a Turk does not need persuading to break out into song or start dancing, whenever or wherever. The complexity of Turkish music, formed by centuries of global influences include Persian, Arabic, Persian, Balkan and Ottoman to name but a few. Find out about Turkish music in this cultural blog.
The Bodrum peninsula has made a name for itself as Turkey’s prime luxury accommodation, with the hand of opulence touching everything from Bodrum villas to the exclusive resort hotels lining the waterfront. So it comes as no surprise that the peninsula was selected to be home to Paramount’s first-ever hotel, The Bodrum, formerly Jumeirah Palace. The world renowned film production company’s luxury resort opened over the weekend, with a dazzle of stars in attendance, including Nicole Kidman.
By far, the most important room in a Turkish household is the kitchen. Turks place great emphasis on food. Not only does it fuel the body but it is also an important bond between friends, families, and strangers. Hospitality is one of the strongest pillars of Turkish society. Indeed many holidaymakers and travellers to Turkey often receive random invites to dinner from Turks they have only just met. But, it all starts and end in the kitchen, the ruling centre of any home.
If you plan to invest in Turkey or get a job, it will be hugely beneficial to brush up on Turkish culture in the workplace. On the surface, it may seem that Turkey operates much like western establishments. However, they don’t. Turks are slowly adopting globalised attitudes in the workplace, but culture and traditions still reign strong behind the scenes.
The term “culture” is an incredibly broad definition but experts agree it is what defines a social group of people. This includes their language, beliefs, traditions, regional cuisine, folk dancing, and so forth. So, looking at Turkish culture for tourists, it would be wise to focus on characteristics that they will encounter as they holiday or travel around the country.
People making the transition from being a holidaymaker in Turkey to living here permanently; often remark that one of the biggest differences in lifestyle is Turkish culture. While on holiday, the laid-back attitude of tourism staff makes it seem like the country has alienated themselves from their ancient heritage. Yet, living here, the culture differences become glaringly obvious. Enjoy a fascinating journey into the beliefs and daily routines of Turks.