The once sleepy fishing village has been transformed into a sophisticated, cosmopolitan centre - while managing to retain the authentic atmosphere that's ensured its top spot with tourists. Yalikavak's prosperity has had a knock-on effect on its property market, and marina property is booming. Discover why this beautiful town is an ideal place for property investment.
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The small fishing village of Gumusluk is a picturesque spot on the Bodrum peninsula. Its fame has grown in latter years thanks to its fabulous seafood restaurants and an annual classical music concert, but this small seaside centre is still a lovely place for a holiday home - or even a year-round residence as Bodrum's reputation as an expat hub continues to grow.
The Bodrum Peninsula on the Aegean coast of Turkey is one of the country’s top holiday destinations. Comprising of the main town centre and smaller coastal resorts such as Yalikavak and Turgutreis, many nationalities descend on it every year, but it is particularly popular with the Brits. Idyllic vacations are not its only claim to fame though: many people are choosing to move to the area, resulting in large, active expat communities in Bodrum Town.
Istanbul's real estate market is fast-moving and, for smart investors, lucrative. However, investors are bombarded with offers to make up to 50% gains in the Istanbul property market. Some are legit - but many, many others are - at best - misleading. Cameron Deggin unpicks the fact from the fiction and explains how to identify a superb deal from a total turkey.
When investing in a large city like Istanbul, it's difficult to get your bearings. Prices, build qualities, locations - it all varies so much. Unfortunately, there are a large number of unscrupulous companies ready to take advantage of new buyers. This includes the growing phenomenon of guaranteed rental income. We explain how it works - and how best to avoid getting scammed in Istanbul.
As a predominately Muslim country, people are often surprised to learn that Turkey has a historical timeline steeped in Christianity. The most abundant and obvious relics from that era are old churches, still standing in places like central Anatolian Cappadocia and Istanbul. Indeed one doesn’t have to look far to see the signs of Christianity’s history in Turkey, here you can read all about churches in Turkey.
Bodrum on the Aegean coast of Turkey is a clustering of small holiday resorts and a larger town centre. Known as a major player of the Turkish Riviera, it has firmly established itself on the international yachting scene because of its excellence, not only for sailing boats but also for making them. Due to the enormous range of things to do and places to go, we have listed our top three favourite ideas of how to spend 24 hours in Bodrum.
Are there dangerous animals in Turkey? And if so, should you be worried about them? In this blog we take a look at the types of animals and insects that you might stumble upon while in Turkey - a total guide to animals in Turkey including tips on what to do if you ever bitten.
You can Google all you like, but you'll never know all there is to know about a country before you get there. The parts of culture that puzzle tourists and newcomers to Turkey can frustrate, annoy - or delight in turn. Discover what two expats living in Turkey found the most challenging when they first moved to Istanbul and Fethiye.
It's not hard to find something to love about the Bodrum peninsula. After all, we're talking about a place of great natural beauty, where the sun shines 300 days of the year and there's a wealth (too many to count) of things to do, all year round. The real difficulty lies in narrowing it down to a short list. From parties to pootling around in boats, explore our very favourite things about Bodrum.