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About Beyoglu in Istanbul Turkey

About Beyoglu in Istanbul Turkey

The Beyoglu district of Istanbul is just as crucial to the city as the historical old Sultanahmet part. While most travel magazines mention Istanbul’s UNESCO World Heritage sites like the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia, some neglect to mention Beyoglu. Yet if you plan to buy a home or genuinely want to get to know Istanbul like locals, Beyoglu should be on your list.


Top 10 Istanbul Views from Michelin Spotlighted Restaurants

Top 10 Istanbul Views from Michelin Spotlighted Restaurants

This month, for the first time ever the Michelin company, home of the famed Michelin Stars, selected 53 Istanbul restaurants to makeup its Istanbul City Guide. This is a huge event for Istanbul and Turkey on the whole. Michelin recognises gastronomical achievement on a global scale and is recognised as the preeminent institution for fine dining.


11 Outdoor Activities in Istanbul to Enjoy Adventure

11 Outdoor Activities in Istanbul to Enjoy Adventure

The vast range of outdoor activities in Istanbul makes this city break destination globally famous. Of course, Istanbul delivers many indoor activities like museums, Ottoman palaces and shopping malls, yet the location enables excellent outdoor adventures. Before we list our favourite recommended activities, look at the weather before planning them.


What is Istanbul like in September?

What is Istanbul like in September?

Knowing what Istanbul is like in September ensures a comfortable and fun visit. Istanbul is quite unlike any other global city. The vast metropolis's beating pulse commands instant respect from everyone who knows her. Even though Istanbul is no longer the capital, many say, if Istanbul collapses, so would Turkey.


Bosphorus Villages of Istanbul to Fall in Love With

Bosphorus Villages of Istanbul to Fall in Love With

The Bosphorus villages of Istanbul don't earn as much fame as the old Sultanahmet touristic district or Beyoglu, Galata and Taksim. Yet they are just as important to Istanbul. Most people know Istanbul separates into two continents, Asia and Europe, via the Bosphorus strait. Yet this stretch of water signifies much more.


Guide to Sultanahmet Attractions for Tourists in Istanbul

Guide to Sultanahmet Attractions for Tourists in Istanbul

Ah, the masses of Sultanahmet attractions make this neighbourhood of vibrant Istanbul stand out on the world stage. Sultanahmet isn't an official district in itself. Just a neighbourhood. Yet, every day, Sultanahmet attracts thousands of visitors eager to see landmark attractions that make Istanbul Turkey's top visited destination.


Visiting Istanbul in July - A complete guide

Visiting Istanbul in July - A complete guide

Suppose you plan to visit Istanbul in July. In that case, whether this is to buy property in Turkey or simply for a holiday, you get to experience the great outdoors of this beautiful city. During this time, some locals head out of Istanbul to enjoy their summer holidays in places of natural beauty, but tourism continues as the weather reaches an average of 30 degrees.


Ataturk Airport to become Istanbul Ataturk National Park

Ataturk Airport to become Istanbul Ataturk National Park

Located on Istanbul’s European Side, Ataturk Airport occupies some of the finest, well connected, and vast land within the city limits. The total area of the holding amounts to 8.5 million m². The future allocation of that 8.5M for the “People’s Park” project will be around 5.2M m². The other 39% will be reserved for Military, Cargo, and other aerial needs of the government.


Istanbul in June: Weather, Events and Things to Do

Istanbul in June: Weather, Events and Things to Do

Visiting Istanbul in June will be one of your best travel experiences. This vast city, spread across Turkey’s Asian and European continents, was a pivotal point on the map throughout history. Decisions made here by the Byzantine and Ottoman empires shaped the course of history and led the city to the great metropolis that it is today.


Is May a good time to visit Istanbul?

Is May a good time to visit Istanbul?

Occasionally, property hunters ask us if May is a good time to visit Istanbul? As well as finding their ideal home for sale, they want to combine their viewing trip with tours around Istanbul to see attractions and landmark buildings and learn all about the city's illustrious history. Of course, our answer is always yes. We think May is one of the best months to visit.


Now is the Right Time to Invest in Istanbul

Now is the Right Time to Invest in Istanbul

Why would someone ever invest in real estate outside of their home country? Well, people like adventure, to be honest with you. They like to do something different; Something noteworthy. They've tried and tested their home country, and what you find in the case of 99% of our clients is that they already have a home plus, possibly, other investments in their home countries.


Best segments for investment in Istanbul real estate

Best segments for investment in Istanbul real estate

It can be a bit daunting, as a foreigner, to approach an unfamiliar market when looking to invest. Let's say you've done your homework. You've reached this site understanding that Turkey looks to be a fine candidate for investment. As an emerging market it does look quite attractive to foreign eye. It has a favourable exchange rate, proximity to the Mediterranean, Aegean, Marmara, and Black Seas.


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