Bodrum's transformed from a sleepy collection of fishing villages into a popular tourism destination. Now, it's in the midst of another change, and well on its way to becoming a global centre for education, architecture, yachting and big brand luxury resorts. We explore the factors sending Bodrum into the stratosphere, and discuss why the Mediterranean centre has become so popular.
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Turkey's cruise ports are back on the map, with cruise operators adding the country's Aegean and Mediterranean ports to their passenger schedules. From pretty Aegean ports like Bodrum and Kusadasi, to the excitement of Istanbul's big city port, explore Turkey's most popular cruise ship destinations.
At the turn of the century, Turkey looked towards being a global player to boost its economy. They formed a plan to be a top performing financial system of the globe, and in the process, changed laws, offered incentives and made it a lot easier for foreign companies to operate in Turkey. Specifically aiming to increase foreign direct investment, the results soon started coming in as increasingly more foreigners invested in real estate, textiles, automotive, tourism and energy.
In 2015, award-winning architects Perkins + Wills who have completed sizeable projects all around the world received approval to design an ultramodern, sustainable tourism centre in Antalya. Rather than focusing on already established touristic areas, they concentrated on a swampy 58 square kilometre piece of land called the Bogacay Basin Creek. Admiring fans of their architectural designs were Antalya’s mayor, Menderes Turel, and Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
In Istanbul, there's sea views at every turn. The gleaming Bosphorus, the bustling Golden Horn waterway, the Marmara Shore and the Black Sea have long been a focus for day trippers, as have Istanbul sea view properties, which are highly sought after by investors and lifestyle buyers alike. Join us for a tour of Istanbul's best sea view properties.
Whether it is real estate or business, anyone looking to invest in Turkey will be pleasantly surprised with the massive range of opportunities available. Gone are the days when real estate purchases were haphazard and shrouded in confusion and legal loopholes. The days when foreign investors were second class to Turkish professionals have also been laid to rest. Turkey has revolutionised its foreign investor sector to become one of the most competitive markets in the world.
When it comes to famous film studios of the world, people think of Hollywood, Bollywood or the charming French city of Cannes. Turkish government wants to turn the Mediterranean hub of Antalya, into Turkey’s version of Hollywood. They want it to be a favourite hangout place for celebrities and a destination where overnight you can become a global star, whether you make films or appear in them.
The iconic historic peninsula of Istanbul is on every tourist’s to-do list. From towering mosques to labyrinthine bazaars, there’s an incredible array of historical and cultural sites. While the rundown areas just outside the central peninsula are often shunned, this is set to change as regeneration transforms these historic areas.
Holidaymakers want more than a beach life. Rather than visit top rated attractions they look for unknown, weird and wonderful themes. They are todays independent travellers, full of curiosity and want to know about unusual things to do. They want to visit unique places or indulge in activities they can’t do at home. They want to holiday like a Turk and fully immerse themselves in all things quirky. Whether you are young or old, adventurous or simply curious, Turkey delivers when it comes to places and attractions.
The dream of living in Turkey fills people with hope. They imagine a life by the beach, with gorgeous weather and a stunning home. They think of their perfect utopia, and it is what motivates to wake up. Unfortunately, while there is nothing wrong with this dream, it rarely goes so smoothly. Moving to a different country can be a stressful experience if you are not prepared for the expat challenges that accompany a life in Turkey.