This Besiktas area guide will highlight one of the oldest and most prominent districts of European Istanbul. Speak to any Turk about Besiktas, and straight away, they will talk about its football club, an iconic top league team since 1903. However, the area offers a lot more regardless of your age or social background. Peep under the surface to discover many reasons foreign tourists and expats in Istanbul love Besiktas.
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Arnavutkoy in Istanbul used to be a well-kept secret, but over the last decade, its popularity has grown as more tourists look to explore the city away from the main touristic attractions of Sultanahmet Square. Not to be confused with the district of the same name, Arnavutkoy fishing village sits in between Ortakoy and Bebek neighbourhoods of the Besiktas area on the Bosphorus European shoreline.
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 list of famous buildings in Istanbul runs into hundreds, not a surprise because the city is Turkey’s top tourism, real estate, business and education hub. It was also the Byzantine and Ottoman empires former ruling centres, so landmarks receive attention from millions of tourists. Sitting on both the Asian and European sides, these landmarks, whether modern or ancient are architectural wonders showing what humanity can achieve.
What better way to devote the daylight hours than to the pursuit of culinary pleasure? Our suggestions for a day of eating your way around Turkey's largest city leave no gastronomic stone unturned. Explore some of the finest food available on Istanbul's streets. Bon appetit - or as they say in Turkey, afiyet olsun!
Colourful Istanbul is another side to Turkey’s largest metropolis. Whether it is streets, houses or notable landmarks, this side of the busy city reinvents urban living and is the perfect antidote to put a smile on your face. For years, scientists have confirmed colours like blue, green, yellow, red, and orange have a soothing subliminal effect, so if you need a happy fix while in Istanbul, here are the places to head to.
Bomonti, Bostanci, Kadikoy and Eyup: to outsiders these Istanbul suburbs don't mean much. To us, however, they represent fortunes made - or lost - in Istanbul's fast-moving property market. Learn the kind of insider information that sets us apart from our competitors, and creates wealth and opportunity for our investors.
Istanbul’s iconic status makes it a high rolling global metropolis. Ranking alongside the likes of Rome, Milan, Paris and New York, its title as Turkey’s most significant and busiest city sees millions of tourists descend on it every year. Its vibrant history has a notorious reputation, and while these days are more peaceful, it is still a bustling hub of tourism business, educations, arts, culture, fashion and food.
For aviation fans, much of the hype this year is about the Istanbul New Third Airport. The four-phase project will not be complete until 2028, yet phrase one is set to open in 2018. Set to serve 150 million passengers a year, estimates say the six-runway airport, will cost 11.3 billion USD to build. More than 200 airlines will fly from it to roughly 350 destinations around the world. The airport will also be a significant cargo centre, and in turn, change the face of international buying and selling.
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.
We get a lot of questions at Property Turkey, and perhaps the most common query is: how can I get everything I want in a lifestyle property, as well as ensuring a nest egg for the future? Our Istanbul expert Murad fields a question from Roberto, a potential buyer from Italy, looking for an investment property that's also ideal for a young family.
Every year, Instagram reveals their top ten most photographed places in the world, and every year, Istanbul appears on the list. Locals and tourists Instagramming everything and anything in Istanbul isn’t unusual because not only is it the most populated place in Turkey, but also a top visited city break destination. Here are the most Instagrammable places to photograph while in Istanbul.