While the Princes Islands are just a short trip from Istanbul, visitors who step onto the ferry leave behind more than just a big city - they depart the trappings of modern life and enter a long-forgotten world of horse-drawn carriages and wistful Victorian mansions. Once a place of exile for Byzantine and Ottoman royalty, today the islands are enjoyed by day trippers who explore their beaches and pine forests. Although it's rare to find real estate for sale on the Princes Islands, a 140 year-old mansion for sale offers not only the chance to experience life as part of this intriguing archipelago, but an opportunity to invest in a successful rental business.
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Thomas Cook Airlines is now offering UK to Dalaman flights throughout the autumn and winter, great news for those with second homes in Fethiye, Dalaman, Gocek and Kalkan. Turkey has always been a favourite destination. However, in recent years the country has worked to ensure that its reputation transcends that of a mere ‘sun and sand’ destination. Thomas Cook’s new flights represent Turkey’s transformation into a destination where cultural, historical, sporting and business facilities are of equal importance to its summer resorts.
There are thousands of expats living in Turkey - from the charming beach resorts in Bodrum, to the busy city life in Istanbul, to the sweeping town of Kalkan, it seems as though those who move to Turkey just can't get enough - some going so far as to write down their thoughts on life in the country in the form of blogs that have became credible sources of information for those thinking of joining the trend by moving to Turkey. We bring you the top 10 Turkish blogs by expats.
If you compared the Yalikavak of 15 years ago to the Yalikavak of today, you would be astounded at the level of development that has poured into this once small fishing village over the last decade to move the region swiftly into a world leading luxury investment hotspot. With top class marina facilities, a bustling yachting community, and houses ranging into the high millions now considered the norm in this part of Bodrum, we take a look at the rise and rise of Yalikavak into one of Turkey's premier seaside regions awash with a charming and alluring atmosphere that you are used to seeing today. Yalikavak, this is your life.
Known widely as the St. Tropez of Turkey, there are many who believe Bodrum to be the most luxurious of all peninsula's - sitting nicely along the Aegean coast, the cosmopolitan Bodrum has many faces and a personality that cannot be beaten, an alluring atmosphere that attracts both wealthy domestic Turks, and cultured tourists of all nationalities every summer. It would be impossible to try and describe the region in only one word, however, the closest we can think of is simply - beautiful - beautiful in every essence of the word, in this blog we take a look at luxury resorts in Bodrum and give to you our favourite destinations and ones you simply cannot miss if you happen to take a trip to the peninsula any time soon.
How many celebrities can you think of that have visited or travelled to Turkey in the last year alone? Want to know where they all go? We have the answer: Bodrum. From Royals, to Models, to global superstars, our who's who guide to celebrities in Bodrum will leave you wanting to catch the next flight out to this sunny Turkish peninsula. From mega yachts, to huge private villas and luxury escapes, join us on an adventure through Bodrum looking at luxury living at its finest - be warned though, you might get a serious case of envy after reading this blog.
The future of land for sale in Yalikavak, Bodrum has just been cleared with the re-introduction of zoning regulations applicable to residential and commercial property development in Yalikavak. Zoning was suspended over 18 months ago. With the zoning, planners aim luxury villas and 5 star hotel grades for Yalikavak in an attempt to help boost the area's profile as a high end Turkish resort. There will be much lower build density going forward and more allowance for green areas. Yalikavak is going more exclusive - expect property prices to increase within...
Bodrum Palmarina is the latest marina to open up on Bodrum's shores. How will this affect the development of the charming area? We delve into Bodrum's ever growing marina presence to become one of the Mediterranean's most prestigious destinations for sailors and those with mega yachts. Have a read here.
We take a look at the Little family, who have completed their move to Bodrum and are looking to stay indefinitely upon retirement since falling in love with the area on arrival. According to the Little's - they have a holiday home, a retirement home, and an investment nest egg all rolled into one. Have a read of their story.
In this blog we interview five of our previous happy clients and ask them why they decided to purchase a home in Fethiye and what the region has that other regions within Turkey doesn't have.