A city that instantly leaves a mark on those who visit, Istanbul is a bustling and cosmopolitan metropolis visited by millions of tourists every year. Some even return year after year, while others find it reinvents their outlook on life, promoting a new path and they return to be an expat by buying a property. We give you four good reasons why you will simply love Istanbul and all the city offers.
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Bursting with modern influences and trends, and popular with foreign expats who have bought homes in the area, Beyoglu is a centre of entertainment and lifestyle choices for those looking to make Istanbul their new home. Here is your complete guide to everything you need to know about Beyoglu.
As a tourist destination, Antalya has it all: beaches, historical sites, culture, world-class restaurants and a charming city centre. But did you know it's also second only to Istanbul in terms of investment? Capital gains in Antalya are extremely favourable. Add steady rental income to the mix and you'll understand why investors are flocking to Turkey's largest Mediterranean city. Discover a few other reasons Antalya is such a good investment destination.
As the former capital of both the Byzantium and Ottoman empires, Istanbul has housed and hosted many famous figures throughout history and the palaces are a perfect way to get to know their stories - here are four luxury palaces that you will find in Istanbul.
If you want to understand a culture, you need to learn its language. The Turkish language is full of colourful expressions and wise sayings. It's not the world's easiest language to learn, that's certain. But these oft-used phrases are a great start, and using them will show a willingness to engage with the people around you - and some of them are very fun to say, too.
As interesting tourist attractions, and an eye into the past, museums highlight the best and worst of humanity and history. In Istanbul you will find an abundance of museums for you to discover and take a walk through Turkey's rich past and culture. In this blog you will find eight of our favourite museums in Istanbul that you just have to visit.
Turkey's much more than beaches: it's a diverse country bursting with mountain ranges, dark forests, deep canyons and gorges, rushing rivers, fortified islands and forgotten Ottoman settlements. Take a visual trip through some of Turkey's most incredible vistas.
Twitter users are arguing back and forth about an Adele song from her new album, 25. Turkish critics are saying Adele has copied a Turkish song released in 1985 by Ahmet Kaya, who died 15 years ago. Angry Twitter users are claiming the song's melody is almost identical. What do you think?
A competition to design the new Istanbul control tower captured the hearts and minds of designers around the world - and construction is similarly interesting investors, who are buying swathes of land around the airport. Investors are well aware of the knock-on effect the airport will have: pushing prices up and attracting more and more tourists to the city which already hosts 13 million visitors a year, making it the fifth most visited city in the world. The airport will serve up to 200 million passengers a year, making it the biggest, busiest airport on the planet.
The investment opportunities in Antalya are rivalled only by Istanbul’s. However, unlike Istanbul, it’s possible to find low-cost - but still very lucrative - investments in this prosperous southern city. Explore some of the many appealing options in this vibrant, exciting Mediterranean city.