This Besiktas area guide will highlight one of the oldest and most prominent districts of European Istanbul. Speak to any Turk about Besiktas, and straight away, they will talk about its football club, an iconic top league team since 1903. However, the area offers a lot more regardless of your age or social background. Peep under the surface to discover many reasons foreign tourists and expats in Istanbul love Besiktas.
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Arnavutkoy in Istanbul used to be a well-kept secret, but over the last decade, its popularity has grown as more tourists look to explore the city away from the main touristic attractions of Sultanahmet Square. Not to be confused with the district of the same name, Arnavutkoy fishing village sits in between Ortakoy and Bebek neighbourhoods of the Besiktas area on the Bosphorus European shoreline.
Turkey rarely left the headlines this year. President Erdogan and the state of the lira dominated the news. However, one constant remained steadfast: Turkish property continued to shine, and interest in investing in Turkish property grew. We look to 2019, providing the kind of inside knowledge that our investors count on to make the best investment choices.
The holiday hotspot Marmaris is in Turkey's Mugla region. Like most places in Turkey, it's rich in history and culture and has a wealth of summer-themed activities to suit the whole family. We've listed some of the most popular things to do in Marmaris so you can plan your trip ahead of time. Enjoy some of the best things to do in Marmaris and the surrounding area.
When looking for a place to eat, the rule of thumb is usually to go wherever the locals go because you're bound to find the best price and great quality. Marie Coggin explores the peninsula's restaurants, rediscovering a few old favourites and uncovering new gems. Enjoy a culinary trip around Bodrum.
The list of famous buildings in Istanbul runs into hundreds, not a surprise because the city is Turkey’s top tourism, real estate, business and education hub. It was also the Byzantine and Ottoman empires former ruling centres, so landmarks receive attention from millions of tourists. Sitting on both the Asian and European sides, these landmarks, whether modern or ancient are architectural wonders showing what humanity can achieve.
Foreigners looking for the best place to buy property in Turkey are entering a healthy market with many destinations offering a full portfolio of off-plan, new build and resale apartments and villas for sale. Mass availability is driving Turkey’s real estate market, and buyers have many advantages to tap into and use. You have much potential for a profitable investment and here are the best places to buy in Turkey today.
The Fisherman of Halicarnassus is a name many have heard, but few know the history behind the intriguing personality that has left an indelible mark on the Bodrum Peninsula. Marie Coggin, a longtime resident of Bodrum, explores the myth and legend surrounding the mysterious poet, prisoner and raconteur.
New styles and trends are born in cities, and the modern architecture of Istanbul isn’t an exception to this rule. Previously only renowned for its historical landmarks like the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and Blue Mosque, new constructions portray the latest in architectural trends and are the brainchild of many esteemed international and Turkish architects. So which buildings are changing the face of the city’s urban landscape and skyline?
What better way to devote the daylight hours than to the pursuit of culinary pleasure? Our suggestions for a day of eating your way around Turkey's largest city leave no gastronomic stone unturned. Explore some of the finest food available on Istanbul's streets. Bon appetit - or as they say in Turkey, afiyet olsun!