Sitting 20 kilometres, or a 25-minute drive from the town centre, international travel publications rarely talk about Yaliciftlik on the Bodrum peninsula of Turkey. But, for many Turks, it is a gem, untouched by tourism and an idyllic resort to visit and buy property in.
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To learn all about Ortakent, it is to delve into one of Turkey’s most favoured seaside resorts. Despite its low profile on the international travel scene, Turks know it as a prominent destination, full of beautiful tangerine orchards and home to the peninsula’s largest shopping mall, and many medical facilities.
Gokcebel in the Aegean Bodrum region of Turkey is a well-kept traditional village blending old vibes with new influences. Sitting in the outskirts of Yalikavak, mainstream tourism has passed it by, yet it’s garnered favour with a small group of foreign property buyers who have made it their year-round home. The appeal is hard to deny.
This Turgutreis resort guide will show readers why this stunning coastal resort of the Bodrum peninsula wins admiring fans of many nationalities. Named after an Ottoman admiral called Turgut Treis and sitting on the Aegean coast in Turkey’s Mugla province, it's often overshadowed by neighbouring Yalikavak, but it still has an interesting story and lots to see and do.
Turkey rarely left the headlines this year. President Erdogan and the state of the lira dominated the news. However, one constant remained steadfast: Turkish property continued to shine, and interest in investing in Turkish property grew. We look to 2019, providing the kind of inside knowledge that our investors count on to make the best investment choices.
The Fisherman of Halicarnassus is a name many have heard, but few know the history behind the intriguing personality that has left an indelible mark on the Bodrum Peninsula. Marie Coggin, a longtime resident of Bodrum, explores the myth and legend surrounding the mysterious poet, prisoner and raconteur.
In August, the International Gumusluk Classical Music festival lights up the quiet Bodrum seaside town of Gumusluk. Marie Coggin writes about the festival's transformation from it humble beginnings behind the bus station to the glitzy affair it's become today. However, the magic, music and humour of the performances remain unchanged.
Bodrum, the pride of Aegean Turkey, is a destination unlike anywhere else. Bodrum has many scenic landscapes, coastal resorts, and things to do, making it a popular tourist and expat destination for Turks and foreign nationalities. Whatever you think a typical seaside life in the sun should look like, Bodrum will step forward as an ideal contender. So, if you want to buy property in Bodrum or soak up the sun on a two-week holiday, what do you need to know?
Wine lovers venturing outside the Bodrum peninsula will be richly rewarded: Mor Salkim's 96,000 square metres yield the varieties Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Bornova Misketi. Turkey's growing reputation as a wine producing country might surprise some - but many historians believe wine began in the country, thousands of years ago.
Summer memories are made in Bodrum. The type of memories that stay with us for a lifetime, and its no coincidence either because Bodrum’s summer hedonistic vibes stretch back decades. Despite its reputation as a favoured spot for celebrities and wealthy business executives, it is the simplicity that captures the attention. If you plan to visit Bodrum this summer, prepare for a destination that purposely detaches itself from worldly affairs, and has its own set of rules.
It's something only locals seem to know: where to eat out on a budget while still enjoying the peninsula's finest views. Council cafes are found in every town around the Bodrum peninsula. Ranging from modern affairs to traditional, shabby offerings, they're the ideal place to enjoy the peninsula's culinary offerings without breaking the bank.
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.