Why Living Seaside in Turkey is Good for You
Seaside living in Turkey is more popular now than ever before. Many Turks from the inner cities have holiday homes in the coastal resorts of the Aegean and Mediterranean. The same trend applies to thousands of foreigners who have bought holiday homes in Turkey or moved here to live out their retirement. The resort of Fethiye attracts British buyers, while Antalya has turned into a cosmopolitan hub of many nationalities including Russians and Europeans.
Are Bodrum beaches sandy? And other questions
As Turkey’s oldest tourism destination, Bodrum’s charms are well documented. Its pretty bays, beautiful distant islands and upmarket beach clubs are a big draw for sunseekers, while its cultural and historical attractions allow visitors to take a glimpse into ancient times. We answer a few of the most commonly asked questions about visiting Bodrum, so you’ll be armed with all the information you need to book your next trip.
How Bodrum Caters for the Wealthy and Influential People of the World
Bodrum, on the western coast of Turkey, has been a favourite holiday destination for both Turks and foreigners for many decades. These days, the Bodrum peninsula is an all-rounder accommodating budget travellers as well as international yachts. It also attracts the fabulously wealthy people of the world, lured by the promise of blue seas, gourmet food and exclusivity given by the hospitality industry of the region.
Buyer’s market: why it’s time to buy in Fethiye
A downturn in visitor numbers has meant a corresponding drop in interest in Turkish property. However, as experts predict a return to form in 2018, demand - along with prices - is expected to increase. Add a low Lira and Brexit into the equation, and you have the perfect buyer’s market. We explain why the time to buy in British favourites Fethiye and Kalkan is now.
Will 2018 be the Year That Turkey’s Tourism Industry Bounces Back?
In 2007, Turkey unveiled their strategic tourism plan. With a deadline of 2023, that will be the 100th year anniversary of the Turkish Republic, the project aimed to make the country one of the top ten most visited destinations in the world. After the troubles of 2016, the Turkish tourism market has adjusted in 2017 with new plans to bounce back in 2018. Find out why 2018 just might be Turkey's year to get back on track.
How Istanbul is Redefining Neighbourhood and Community Vibes
Across the world, one common complaint about city living is that it loses its intimacy. However, builders in Istanbul, the most forward thinking and advancing city in Turkey have found a way around this. Knowing their heritage like the back of their hand, they are incorporating the traditional community features into the large skyscraper buildings springing up all over the city. So, the social traditions are still there; they just look different.
Why Now is the Best Time for Brits to Think About Retiring in Turkey
In the last thirty years, the concept of living abroad has opened to the masses. Whereas pre- 1990s, it was restricted to affluent retirees, the advancement of travel, technology and the Internet means more people are looking at upping sticks to seek out an alternative lifestyle and in many cases, one that is more laid-back, healthier and of course, full of copious amounts of sun. Have a read of why you should consider retiring to Turkey.
The Exclusive Marina Lifestyle of Turkey
Turkey is one of the ten most popular tourism destinations in the world, yet it lags far behind other countries in marina, sailing and yacht tourism. While places like Spain, Portugal and France were building marinas and yacht clubs in the 1940s, Turkey did not start until the 1990s. Hence it missed an excellent opportunity to become a leader in the yachting world. Real estate investors have a prime market for long-term investment, as naturally once a new marina is built, property values automatically increase.
Why Turkey still matters to Europe
Erdogan’s announcement that Turkey no longer needs EU membership has made headlines. Cooling Turkey-EU relations have cooled this year but as a longstanding trading partner and geopolitical ally, Europe needs Turkey more than ever before. We explore Turkey’s EU accession background and the case for keeping good relations.
Why 3 out of 10 Expats Don’t Go the Distance in Turkey
Some people like familiarity. They have a small select group of lifelong friends, and they live their entire lives in the same city or town. However other people get the urge to spread their wings and these days. Indeed, many expats have descended on the shores of Turkey and are often found in the small Aegean and Mediterranean towns. Unfortunately, not everyone stays because there are some aspects of Turkish life that they just really can’t get their head around.