After being ready to almost give up on their dream property search, Marta and Emil Ekberg struck gold with Property Turkey on an inspection trip to Kalkan. The Swedish couple are now happily living in Turkey and provide us with an interesting insight into their life in Turkey and sailing ambitions.
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The prestigious and glamorous Cannes International Film Festival kicked off last week with the expected buzz generated in the film world whenever Cannes comes around every year. Amongst movies from all over the world, critically acclaimed Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan has returned with another well received drama, Winter Sleep - can Winter Sleep win the Cannes Film Festival 2014? In this blog we give you a quick overview of Turkish cinema and Ceylan’s work so far, before offering up our pick of the films to make sure you catch a glimpse of at Cannes. With some extraordinary cinema and film experiences on offer, the festival is one not to miss this year.
Stretching an impressive 500km, the Lycian Way is the perfect trek for those adventurous souls out there looking for something incredible to do whilst in Turkey - a hands on opportunity to really get up close and personal with mother nature. Named after the Lycia peninsula where it begins, the trail was officially marked in 1999 by the Turkish government from the Southern East coast of Turkey on the Mediterranean Sea - a true long distance trail to test even the most hardened of hikers. Get those hiking and trekking boots at the ready, the Tekke peninsula awaits, just remember to bring your camera with you, the views and photo opportunities are spectacular.
Planning a trip to Fethiye anytime soon? Make sure you do not miss out on the Nomadic Museum, dedicated to the Yoruks. Local Turk, Enver Yalcin realised the importance of the historical nomadic tribes of this region in Turkey and decided not to let their rich culture go unnoticed by the tourists and travellers who come to this part of the world. He developed the first museum of nomads in Turkey, with particular homage to the Yoruk nomads of his native Fethiye area. You won’t want to miss this important cultural time capsule if you are in the Fethiye region - a must see for anyone who appreciates history.
Turkey's largest city, Istanbul is home to many gems and beautiful sites that attract millions every year to the city. However, not many are as grand as Topkapi Palace - designed and built by Sultan Mehmed II in 1459 and completed some six years later, the palace, when it was completed, was surrounded by five kilometres of walls and occupied an area of 700,000 square metres - a stunning site back then, and still today. Any visit to Istanbul is an empty visit unless you take in the breathtaking Topkapi Palace. Here is our total guide to getting the most out of your visit.
How do you choose the right property in Turkey? What do you look for in a home to live in? We speak candidly to Petra Michelson and her husband, who are two globetrotters who finally decided to settle in Side after a long and wide search around the globe, we speak to them about why they chose Turkish shores over other destinations around the world. What is exactly about Turkey that draws people from all over to settle here? Find out in this blog and let us know your own reasons for why you chose to move to this sunny side of the world or want to make the move.
Anyone who has been to Turkey will know one thing - Turks know how to cook, and cook well. From authentic Turkish dishes to extravagant modern twists in cuisine, food in Turkey whets the appetite as much as any dish from around the world. In this blog we present our top five Turkish food tours in Istanbul, as well as a range of different places where you can try your hand at learning how to cook in Istanbul and prepare your very own Turkish dishes. Put your chef hat on and prepare to feel very hungry, an empty stomach is not advised when reading this.
Why buy a luxury property in traditional favourites around Europe such as France and Spain? Why spend millions on a property when you could save a few millions and buy something even better in Turkey? We take a look at the new trend of designer homes coming to Turkey with an inclusive dive into seafront living on Turkish shores from Yalikavak to Kas to Kalkan, and beyond. Cameron Deggin provides us with some running commentary on just why Turkey is emerging as a leading destination for investors looking for 5-star properties.
Taking a look at Turkey's weird and wonderful, here are 11 travel destinations you might not have heard of, but are definitely more than worth a visit when in Turkey. From the spooky, to the weird, to the wonderful, there are many Turkish gems to gaze upon or experience in this vast nation. With many historic and ancient monuments, there was bound to be some with more than just a back story that attracts the tourists every year. Before you read, write down some of the weird destinations you know in Turkey or have experienced first hand when in Turkey and see if your list matches up with ours - or if we have left anything out! Let us know.
We speak to 67 year old Bjorn Eschel who moved to Antalya from Sweden just over a year ago and is living his new life in the sun. Bjorn tells us just why he chose Antalya and what he loves about his new life in Turkey. For anyone looking to buy a home in Antalya, this is a must read blog post.