It's rare to find the expat in Turkey who hasn't been afflicted at some point by homesickness. Whether it's a longing for your home, the loved ones you left behind - or even just your favourite food - homesickness is something every newcomer to Turkey will deal with at some point. Read our guide to the symptoms of homesickness, and how to combat its effects.
Property Turkey Blog
Cycling through Turkey you'll encounter long winding mountain ways, straight, flat roads across sweeping plains and coastal roads with incredible ocean views. Wherever you want to go in Turkey, from the quiet rural east to the bustling, beach-heavy south and west of the country, don't start your planning until you've read our essential guide to exploring Turkey by bicycle.
People move to Turkey for many reasons: starting a new life or new job, a lower cost of living or simply to enjoy a life in sunnier climes. However, deciding to move is just the beginning. Selecting a new home is another issue. In our series on expat living, we talk with four different foreigners living in four different places in Turkey. Discover what they love - and dislike - about their new home in Turkey. We speak to Cynthia, who retired to Calis Beach in Fethiye, about living in the popular seaside town.
As summer approaches, thoughts naturally turn to holidays and the sun, sea and sand of warmer climes. We’ve picked out a selection of holiday villas in Fethiye that cater to every budget and all have that rental “wow” factor. From cheap and cheerful in Ovacik to sumptuous Sovalye Island waterfront homes, feast your eyes on some of the best holiday properties in the region.
Not everyone likes the frenetic summer crowds, which is why many people decide to travel off season. These same travellers might argue Turkey's at its best just after summer: it's quiet, but still warm, allowing you to explore the area's attractions in comfort - and without the crowds. Discover five quiet villages you'll have all to yourself this autumn.
From paragliding at Oludeniz beach, to sailing the seas of Bodrum, to even owning their own private island - Hollywood A-List celebrities are making Turkey their summer home for letting their hair down and indulging in a life of extravagance that only Turkey can offer. Find out exactly what the likes of Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss, Madonna, Beyonce and Jay Z, and even the Royal Family get up to when they land on Turkish shores.
Uzumlu, a small picturesque village in the mountains of Fethiye has garnered a loyal fan base of property investors, many that have brought villas, as either a holiday home or retirement dream. Some would argue that is a well-kept secret and should stay that way, but word is spreading, and many people are now eager to see what the hype is about, especially when it comes to buying property in Turkey. So why is Uzumlu ticking all the right boxes and in the process, building a name for itself?
Selcuk on the Aegean coast of Turkey is home to the internationally famous landmark of Ephesus. The ancient city ruins attract thousands of visitors every day and are a highlighted feature of most package tours of the country. Since the nearby resort of Kusadasi is a cruise ship destination, Ephesus is also a favourite excursion for their passengers. Yet what is a big shame is that many visitors to Ephesus immediately leave after seeing the ruins, but other impressive places to visit in Selcuk, are worth extending your stay to two or three days.
Hisaronu is located in the Fethiye region of Turkey is a small destination that has garnered more attention over the last 10 years, increasing in popularity. Although the neighbouring resorts of Oludeniz and Fethiye city centre receive more publicised attention, Hisaronu has conjured up a loyal fanbase of return holidaymakers and expats who have bought property in the area. So for anyone looking to make a Turkish property investment, is Hisaronu a good place to choose?
Did you know that if you went just 20 minutes out of the hustle and bustle of life in Fethiye, that you could literally find yourself on a little island almost like living in another world? Sovalye Island is a tranquil paradise where you will find no roads, and no vehicles - an oasis of calm and a favourite destination for those looking to escape from the busy pace of life to their own little piece of heaven. Taking you through our favourite things to do on Sovalye Island, come with us on a journey to the island - accessed only by boat, and perfectly placed close to Fethiye port and some of Europe's best sailing routes. Find out just why those who choose Sovalye are never turning back.