Istanbul is not only Turkey's shining star, but the rising star of the real estate world with more than 250,000 properties being sold in Istanbul last year alone, leaving developers struggling to keep up with demand as more and more savvy investors look to take advantage of government initiatives for regeneration, prime areas, and the districts of tomorrow. In a city of 17 million, prices of Istanbul's real estate are rising quickly, and in this blog we put together our top investment opportunities in the city today.
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Belonging to the Fethiye Peninsula, its nearby touristic attractions of the Blue Lagoon in Oludeniz or the ghost village of Kayakoy often overshadow its presence. Yet, British holidaymakers highly favour Calis, and it has turned into a pleasant expat destination. Reasons why property buyers chose Calis as their preferred place to relocate, are plenty - discover why Calis is one of our top picks for buying a holiday or permanent home in Turkey.
Famed for its white sugar cubed houses tumbling down the hillsides, Bodrum on the Aegean coast of Turkey also has another luring attribute. The small bays and caves of the peninsula are home to some of the country’s best beaches making it a popular holiday destination. Those stretches of golden sand, combined with the blue waters of the Aegean and a hedonistic lifestyle of boats and parties have catapulted it into one of the top spots of the Turkish Riviera. Enjoy the best beaches of Bodrum guide.
Alanya, on the sprawling Mediterranean coast of Turkey, is one of the country’s top holiday resorts. Belonging to Antalya’s metropolitan region, it sits 110 kilometres east of the central hub. Explaining its popularity is easy because the airport is just a couple of hours away. First-time visitors will be delighted to know that numerous activities in Alanya encompass the historical, nature and fun aspects of the region.
Beautiful Patara is much more than the eighteen kilometre expanse of sand that attracts thousands of visitors each year. It was also home to an ancient Lycian civilisation - one of the most important centres in the ancient world. Explore the white sands and the ruins of Patara, just a short drive from neighbouring Kalkan or Kas.
The Antalya district in Mediterranean Turkey boasts of many attributes. Naturally, as the second most visited holiday destination in the country, activities for foreign visitors are plentiful, and hospitality standards as seen in hotels and restaurants are high and of impeccable quality. Antalya’s dedication to preserving and displaying its historical past fits in with the 20-year plan for Turkey’s tourism initiative. So, with an aim of making themselves one of the top ten visited countries in the world, historical ruins in Antalya have become a beacon for history lovers everywhere.
More than 420 Blue Flag Beaches, scattered across three broad stretches of coastline from the North to the South, make a perfect day out or beach holiday. Antalya, a district of Southern Mediterranean Turkey, is one such area boasting of many beautiful and long, sandy beaches stretching for more than 600 kilometres - find out the best beaches in Antalya inside this blog.
It is inevitable that when man perfects an art skill, a stream of respect and admiration follows. This is true in particular areas of Turkey well known for developing certain handicrafts because many skilled artists and craftsmen, use simple tools or construct an item purely by hand. Despite the onslaught of modern machinery, skilled artisans still make a roaring trade in Turkey, and some of this can be credited to tourism and people’s desire for authentic souvenirs. It is worth looking at these trades history though because many flourished during a glorious era of the Ottoman Guild system.
The extraordinary events unfolding in Turkey over the last week have kept much of the world glued to the news. Last week’s coup attempt represented a seismic shift for Turkey, sending ripples of panic across the world. We outline the events leading up to the attempted takeover, give an eyewitness account of the action and outline what’s next for Turkey.
Opening their doors to everyone regardless of faith, the mosques of Turkey provide a unique insight into the role of Islam in this secular, democratic country. Even though a large proportion of the country is Muslim, not every citizen practises the religion so away from the bars and restaurants of the coastal resorts, seeing inside a mosque is an alternative and easy glimpse at one of the biggest religions of the world.