Turkey's fascinating flora and fauna
Distinctive landscapes of Turkey quickly explain the thriving success rate of its flora and fauna. Covering three different geographical regions, of which each has their own weather climate, no other country in the world can claim this important attribute towards natural living. Forests cover about 13% of the country, enabling natural growth of trees as well as pine and cedar, while more than 7000 kilometres are coastline prompting marine life to flourish.
12 amazing Turkish innovations and firsts that changed the course of history
Turkey’s long history is full of firsts - hardly surprising in a country that has played host to some of the world’s greatest and most progressive empires, including the Romans, Byzantines and Ottomans. While you might know one or two of these facts, read on to discover a few of the lesser-known innovations - and innovators - that have come out of Turkey to change the course of world history.
Golden Horn property: for investors with vision
The iconic central Golden Horn area, clearly visible on every city map, is smartening up. New developments and improved infrastructure are attracting investment and prices are climbing. Middle class Turkish buyers are snapping up property at extremely favourable prices. So why aren't more foreign buyers sitting up and taking notice?
Turkey's long, lustrous love affair with the moustache
Turkey has a long love affair with the moustache. Dating back to Ottoman times, Turks have sported a variety of upper-lip dos, some impressive, some just strange. However, did you know there's more to moustaches than meets the eye? Read on to discover how moustaches are more than just a facial hairstyle: they can tell you a whole lot about their owner.
How Turkish television is taking over the world
From Albania to Argentina, Turkish television is rapidly colonising the globe. Its dramatic storylines - and luxuriant moustaches - are captivating the hearts and minds of television addicts from many different cultures. Discover why Turkish drama is so beloved by different countries and cultures.
9 best investment opportunities in Istanbul
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.
Why you should buy a property in Calis, Turkey
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.
Guide to the Best Beaches to Visit in Bodrum
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.
7 Things to Do and See in Alanya
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.
Patara: the shifting sands of an ancient Lycian civilisation
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.