9 Hollywood A-listers who go wild in Turkey
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.
Reasons Why Uzumlu Ticks the Boxes for Property Investors
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?
Impressive Places to Visit in Selcuk, Turkey
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.
Hisonaru, Turkey & Property Investment
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?
Uncovering Bolu's hidden delights
Bolu might just be the most beautiful location you've never heard of. Located in northwestern Turkey, equidistant between Ankara and Istanbul, the region has a wealth of mountains, dense forests, natural springs and lakes, as well as a collection of Ottoman houses that draw visitors from all over the country. We've designed a luxury home here that's currently under construction. Discover the delights of Bolu - and how you too could build your dream home in this area of natural beauty.
Why we built in Bolu: our dream home in the Switzerland of Turkey
Looking for something different, the MA family decided to build their dream home in Bolu. Some say the northern region is Turkey's Switzerland, but others argue the area's mountains, lakes and dense forests are in a class of their own. Read on to discover how the desire for privacy and beautiful surroundings led the family of five from Saudi Arabia to eschew the city for something entirely unique.
Class act: the big brands moving into Bodrum
We've been writing for years about Bodrum's transformation from sleepy fishing villages to a centre for glitzy, upmarket holidays, where you're more likely to see Bill Gates or Jade Jagger than package holiday tourists. Luxury hotel groups are capitalising on Bodrum's newfound success and are moving in for a slice of the action. Discover why Bodrum is the new - and vastly improved - St Tropez.
What to See in Ephesus: Landmarks of the Ancient Ruins
Without a doubt, Ephesus on the Aegean coast of Turkey was one of the greatest cities in history, but these days is also one of the most impressive ancient ruins to see in the world. It is impossible to estimate the tremendous amount of hours that have gone into excavating and restoring prominent landmarks of the old city, but there is plenty to see.
Why you should consider investing in Ovacik property
Foreign investors can choose from a vast bank of destinations that fulfil their requirements and most importantly slot perfectly into their budget. One of those areas is Ovacik on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey. Even though it is a relatively small resort, British buyers give it a lot of attention both for holidays and as a second home, so let’s look at the reasons why Ovacik is a good place to buy property.
9 Turkish habits that will drive you crazy, and how to manage them
Moving to a new country isn’t easy. It’s not just sandy beaches and sparkling seas - navigating a new culture can be interesting at best, and utterly infuriating at its worst. From driving to queuing, discover the nine Turkish habits sure to drive a new expat round the ben. But don’t worry - we also give you a few ideas of how to manage them without blowing a gasket.