7 Impressive Historical Ruins to Visit in Antalya
The Antalya district in Mediterranean Turkey boasts of many attributes. Naturally, as the second most visited holiday destination in the country, activities for foreign visitors are plentiful, and hospitality standards as seen in hotels and restaurants are high and of impeccable quality. Antalya’s dedication to preserving and displaying its historical past fits in with the 20-year plan for Turkey’s tourism initiative. So, with an aim of making themselves one of the top ten visited countries in the world, historical ruins in Antalya have become a beacon for history lovers everywhere.
6 Beaches of Antalya That Are Worth Visiting
More than 420 Blue Flag Beaches, scattered across three broad stretches of coastline from the North to the South, make a perfect day out or beach holiday. Antalya, a district of Southern Mediterranean Turkey, is one such area boasting of many beautiful and long, sandy beaches stretching for more than 600 kilometres - find out the best beaches in Antalya inside this blog.
Famous Handicrafts of Turkey
It is inevitable that when man perfects an art skill, a stream of respect and admiration follows. This is true in particular areas of Turkey well known for developing certain handicrafts because many skilled artists and craftsmen, use simple tools or construct an item purely by hand. Despite the onslaught of modern machinery, skilled artisans still make a roaring trade in Turkey, and some of this can be credited to tourism and people’s desire for authentic souvenirs. It is worth looking at these trades history though because many flourished during a glorious era of the Ottoman Guild system.
Turkey after the attempted coup: The country looks to the future
The extraordinary events unfolding in Turkey over the last week have kept much of the world glued to the news. Last week’s coup attempt represented a seismic shift for Turkey, sending ripples of panic across the world. We outline the events leading up to the attempted takeover, give an eyewitness account of the action and outline what’s next for Turkey.
Beautiful and Famous Mosques in Turkey
Opening their doors to everyone regardless of faith, the mosques of Turkey provide a unique insight into the role of Islam in this secular, democratic country. Even though a large proportion of the country is Muslim, not every citizen practises the religion so away from the bars and restaurants of the coastal resorts, seeing inside a mosque is an alternative and easy glimpse at one of the biggest religions of the world.
Four ways Turkey’s making investment easier than ever
Eager to boost foreign direct investment in Turkey, the Turkish government is introducing a raft of new laws to make property buying easier - and offering incentives to those who decide to invest in property. The government has proposed a number of new measures, most of which we should see pushed through by the end of this year.
New Izmit Gulf Bridge to double property prices in Bursa and Mudanya
A new bridge spanning the Marmara Sea has opened up Istanbul to the wider area - and offers investment opportunities to local and foreign buyers. Osmangazi Bridge - the world’s fourth largest suspension bridge, means that driving to Bursa from Turkey’s largest city now takes around an hour. This is a major development that will inevitably have a major impact on real estate sales and prices for property in Bursa and specifically, Mudanya.
39 Tips for avoiding Culture Shock when travelling
Even with the best intentions it's easy to go very wrong when faced with cultural differences, even in Turkey. Our handy infographic lets you in on some of the world's most obscure, interesting and downright weird social rules. Read on and discover how to win friends and influence people - or at least, avoid offending them - in The Congo, Poland or Greece, just to name a few! 39 top tips for when you travel.
The Vineyards of Turkey
All around Turkey, farmers carefully and patiently tend to their plantations of grape vines. Years of observation and techniques developed by their ancestors have enabled them to use the geographical landscape and weather climate to their advantage, therefore becoming one of the top 10 grape producing countries in the world and experts in viticulture.
How to Spend One Day in Antalya
Cosmopolitan Antalya, backed by the majestic snow-capped Taurus Mountains and fronted by the crystal blue Mediterranean Sea is Turkey’s most second visited destination. Popular with Turks, it is also a holiday haven for Europeans, and this is evident in the significant amount of all-inclusive hotels, bed and breakfasts, restaurants, and bars scattered throughout the main town and surrounding holiday resorts - here is your guide to spending one day in Antalya.