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4 Excellent Reasons to Love Istanbul

4 Excellent Reasons to Love Istanbul

A city that instantly leaves a mark on those who visit, Istanbul is a bustling and cosmopolitan metropolis visited by millions of tourists every year. Some even return year after year, while others find it reinvents their outlook on life, promoting a new path and they return to be an expat by buying a property. We give you four good reasons why you will simply love Istanbul and all the city offers. 


Beyoglu: The New City of Istanbul

Beyoglu: The New City of Istanbul

Bursting with modern influences and trends, and popular with foreign expats who have bought homes in the area, Beyoglu is a centre of entertainment and lifestyle choices for those looking to make Istanbul their new home. Here is your complete guide to everything you need to know about Beyoglu. 

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4 Luxurious and Extravagant Palaces in Istanbul

4 Luxurious and Extravagant Palaces in Istanbul

As the former capital of both the Byzantium and Ottoman empires, Istanbul has housed and hosted many famous figures throughout history and the palaces are a perfect way to get to know their stories - here are four luxury palaces that you will find in Istanbul. 


Top Eight Museums of Istanbul

Top Eight Museums of Istanbul

As interesting tourist attractions, and an eye into the past, museums highlight the best and worst of humanity and history. In Istanbul you will find an abundance of museums for you to discover and take a walk through Turkey's rich past and culture. In this blog you will find eight of our favourite museums in Istanbul that you just have to visit. 


Make Unforgettable Memories on New Year’s Eve in Istanbul

Make Unforgettable Memories on New Year’s Eve in Istanbul

Officially declared by Time Out magazine, as one of the best cities in the world to see in the New Year, Istanbul is a city that holds no punches when it comes to festivities, parties and an overwhelming feel good atmosphere to mark the dawn of another year. Here is our guide to seeing in the New Year in Istanbul. 

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The Delicious Culinary Scene of Istanbul

The Delicious Culinary Scene of Istanbul

Dining out in Istanbul is an appetising journey through some of the best cuisines of the world. It's diverse multicultural population ensures a host of international food ranging from A la carte delicacies to tasty street snacks. Travellers looking for cheap meals are just as delighted as the tourists who prefer to dine in prestigious restaurants - have a look at the mouth-watering culinary scene of Istanbul. 


Why investment in Istanbul is at an all-time high

Why investment in Istanbul is at an all-time high

Istanbul's economy is one of the fastest-growing city economies in the world. Fuelled by a construction boom, billions of dollars worth of trade and its burgeoning middle class and overseas buyers' demand for property, Istanbul's economy is better than ever. Explore some of the factors behind Turkey's largest city's immense draw for investors.


Black Friday bargains: 9 properties under £99k

Black Friday bargains: 9 properties under £99k

Looking for a bargain Turkish property? We've compiled a list of the nine very best properties for under £99,000. Whether you're looking for an investment, lifestyle or retirement home look no further - our list covers just about all bases. From investing in Istanbul to retiring to sunny Calis Beach, take a look at some of the best budget properties in Turkey.


Cheap Travel: Visiting Istanbul on a Budget

Cheap Travel: Visiting Istanbul on a Budget

One of the top city break destinations in the world, Istanbul is a colossal city with a large diversity of things to do, places to see, and tourist attractions you cannot miss. To help you prepare for your trip to Istanbul, we prepare a budget article to show you just how far your money can stretch in Istanbul, and what you can do to make your trip as cheap as possible while still enjoying an experience to remember. 


Why I'm investing in Istanbul's hottest investment spot

Why I'm investing in Istanbul's hottest investment spot

Property Turkey director Cameron Deggin knows Istanbul inside out. For more than a decade he's watched the city's fortunes rise and rise, keeping one eye on up-and-coming areas and another eye on the developments appearing around the city. He's advised clients on the very best way to invest their capital in Turkey's largest city and seen fortunes made. Now, he's putting his money where his mouth is with the purchase of an apartment in Bomonti's newest development. Deggin explains why he's investing in Bomonti - and what makes the central area an investor's dream.


A beginner's guide to investing in Istanbul property

A beginner's guide to investing in Istanbul property

Istanbul is Turkey's beating heart. It's the cultural capital and the historical centre of the country. And of course, it's the economic powerhouse driving the Turkish economy. Investing in Istanbul has always been an attractive prospect and in the last decade investment in the city has grown exponentially. Discover how you can make a start navigating Turkey's largest and most prosperous city.


10 best markets in Istanbul

10 best markets in Istanbul

From textiles to tomatoes, Turkey's largest city offers a wealth of bargains for keen shoppers. Istanbul is a shopper's paradise, with markets found in every corner of the city on every day of the week. There is truly something for everyone - even non-shoppers will enjoy sitting down with a cup of tea and watching locals and tourists sift through the piles of antiques, leather goods, brassware and produce.  We give you the lowdown of the 10 very best markets. 


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