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An enchanting journey through the Bodrum Peninsula

An enchanting journey through the Bodrum Peninsula

Imagine a peninsula so compact that you can traverse its entirety in just 90 minutes, offering unparalleled accessibility to its diverse towns and landscapes. Welcome to the Bodrum Peninsula, an enchanting region that beckons to those seeking a unique blend of beauty, convenience, and cultural richness.


The Best Beach Towns in Turkey to Live

The Best Beach Towns in Turkey to Live

If you are looking at beach towns in Turkey to live in, congratulations on choosing a wonderful country. Altogether, just over 7000 kilometres of the Turkish coast are home to plenty of coastal towns, with beautiful beaches that make ideal places to set up home. Given Turkey's bountiful historical timeline covering many civilisations, many beach towns are home to ancient ruins to add extra ambience to your new home.


About Galataport Istanbul, Turkey's impressive cruise port

About Galataport Istanbul, Turkey's impressive cruise port

Galataport Istanbul, on the Karakoy coastline of Turkey's biggest city, is undoubtedly one of the world's most impressive cruise ports. History and modernity converge in Istanbul, a city that straddles two continents. Galataport's bustling waterfront development embodies that spirit and perfectly encapsulates Istanbul's dynamism.


The Istanbul European Side - The Most Important Part of Turkey

The Istanbul European Side - The Most Important Part of Turkey

European Istanbul, sitting next to the famous Bosphorus strait of Turkey, is the beating heart of this famous Turkish city. From historical tourist landmarks like the Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and Dolmabahce Palace to new and modern landmarks like Istanbul airport, the Istanbul European side commands respect from all who cross her path.


Introduction and Guide to the Country of Turkey

Introduction and Guide to the Country of Turkey

We have written this introduction guide to Turkey to help anyone considering veering away from traditional tourism and expat hotspots like Spain. Whether you plan to visit for the first time or are looking to buy property for a summer home or permanent living, this article will prove why Turkey deserves your attention.


Why is Ankara the Capital of Turkey and not Istanbul?

Why is Ankara the Capital of Turkey and not Istanbul?

Even today, people are surprised to learn that Istanbul ISN'T the capital of Turkey. Their next question usually is, why is Ankara the capital and not Istanbul? We understand the confusion. After all, when looking at cities in Turkey, much hype revolves around Istanbul, the largest city.

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Why You Should Visit Izmir in Aegean Turkey

Why You Should Visit Izmir in Aegean Turkey

When you visit Izmir in Turkey, you will instantly notice something different. The city centre and larger province with the same name, which fronts the Aegean Sea, promotes unique atmospheres unlike everywhere else in Turkey. Izmir has long held a reputation for forward-thinking and portraying modern Turkey.


How to Pay Bills in Turkey

How to Pay Bills in Turkey

When asking how to pay bills in Turkey, there are numerous ways; hence find out which method is quick and convenient for you. For monthly bills like gas, internet, electricity, house and mobile phones, online payments are fast, and some companies in Turkey also provide online translation services for those who don't know Turkish.


What Happens in a Turkish Bath? Tips for a Good Time

What Happens in a Turkish Bath? Tips for a Good Time

Many foreigners who haven't experienced one often ask what happens in a Turkish bath. The question also seems to be of concern and hesitation as to whether they should experience this great Turkish tradition. We can assure nerves about indulging in traditional Turkish baths, also known as a hammam, are wasted energy. The Turkish bath is often touted as a tourist attraction, yet the tradition is firmly engrained through generations of Turks.


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.


Your Guide to Yalikavak on the Bodrum Peninsula of Turkey

Your Guide to Yalikavak on the Bodrum Peninsula of Turkey

Welcome to this helpful guide about Yalikavak on the Bodrum peninsula of Turkey. We have been selling homes there for many years, and collectively, our team agree that Yalikavak promotes beauty within Turkey with style and finesse. Starting as a small fishing village, Yalikavak has grown to become a popular holiday destination and place for foreigners to buy property, whether this is just a holiday home or for permanent living.


Your Useful Guide to Gumusluk in Bodrum – Turkey

Your Useful Guide to Gumusluk in Bodrum – Turkey

Ah Gumusluk in Bodrum – Turkey. One of our favourite getaway destinations and places to relax. Sitting on Turkey's Aegean coast, Gumusluk is nothing short of delightful. Despite being a smaller coastal resort of Bodrum, Gumusluk earns fame for other world vibes making the resort seem detached in time.


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