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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.


Guide to Visiting Istanbul in March

Guide to Visiting Istanbul in March

To explore Istanbul in March marks the end of winter and the beginning of Spring, an ideal time of year. This perfect month sees warm temperatures, and good value hotel and flight tickets. Additionally, fewer crowds at main attractions, enhance your visit to Istanbul.


The rise of Istanbul’s Esenyurt

The rise of Istanbul’s Esenyurt

Esenyurt’s trajectory from small settlement in the 1980s to today’s sprawling neighbourhood has been nothing short of phenomenal. Often overlooked in favour of its more upmarket neighbours, Esenyurt’s smartening up, attracting a generation of first home buyers, and becoming a sought-after location for investment properties.


Istanbul in February - Complete Guide and Things to Do

Istanbul in February - Complete Guide and Things to Do

If you are thinking of visiting Istanbul in February, we wholeheartedly recommend a city break with so many things to do. Many people scoff at travelling during February, traditionally marking winter end. They prefer to wait until Spring; however, this wonderful global city has many delights and surprises regardless of the month.


Things to do in Istanbul in January? A complete guide

Things to do in Istanbul in January? A complete guide

Many people scoff at travelling this winter month, but Istanbul steps up as a perfect city break. If you are willing to forget about sunbathing and swimming, in return for cultural heritage and urban vibes, head to Istanbul after your celebrations. Benefits of visiting in January include fewer crowds at major tourist attractions, cheaper flight and hotel prices, traditional winter food and drinks like Salep.


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