The Ottoman empire was one of the greatest in the world, ruling many lands across the globe for more than 400 years. Dominating Constantinople from 1453 onwards, their palaces and summer residences were most befitting of a royal dynasty. With many luxury mansions and real estate in Turkey to choose from, anyone wanting to live the life of royalty has a large choice of homes that would ideally suit an Ottoman sultan.
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Bodrum, on the western coast of Turkey, has been a favourite holiday destination for both Turks and foreigners for many decades. These days, the Bodrum peninsula is an all-rounder accommodating budget travellers as well as international yachts. It also attracts the fabulously wealthy people of the world, lured by the promise of blue seas, gourmet food and exclusivity given by the hospitality industry of the region.
Turkey is one of the ten most popular tourism destinations in the world, yet it lags far behind other countries in marina, sailing and yacht tourism. While places like Spain, Portugal and France were building marinas and yacht clubs in the 1940s, Turkey did not start until the 1990s. Hence it missed an excellent opportunity to become a leader in the yachting world. Real estate investors have a prime market for long-term investment, as naturally once a new marina is built, property values automatically increase.
Istanbul, Turkey’s biggest city, is as diverse as it is intriguing. As the central hub of business, transport, finance, education, and tourism in the country, it has many facades, ranging from the cosmopolitan to the traditional. It is both bohemian as it is conservative. It is the place where historical, cultural, and trendy influences come together as one. Find some of the best and upmarket districts of Istanbul to visit in this blog.
With his determination to create functional yet beautiful living spaces filled with innovative objects and his philosophy of democratic design, Philippe Starck's become a household name in the creative world. His new G by Yoo project in Istanbul's Media Highway is well placed to cause a sensation among investors and city professionals. Property Turkey is pleased to present our clients with an exclusive discount and payment plan. Contact us to find out more.
Looking for something different, the MA family decided to build their dream home in Bolu. Some say the northern region is Turkey's Switzerland, but others argue the area's mountains, lakes and dense forests are in a class of their own. Read on to discover how the desire for privacy and beautiful surroundings led the family of five from Saudi Arabia to eschew the city for something entirely unique.
We've been writing for years about Bodrum's transformation from sleepy fishing villages to a centre for glitzy, upmarket holidays, where you're more likely to see Bill Gates or Jade Jagger than package holiday tourists. Luxury hotel groups are capitalising on Bodrum's newfound success and are moving in for a slice of the action. Discover why Bodrum is the new - and vastly improved - St Tropez.
What could be nicer than a holiday on the Turkish Mediterranean? A holiday home on the Turkish Mediterranean. A holiday home in Turkey is the perfect escape hatch, a private retreat from the hassles of daily life. Take a look at some of these superb holiday homes around Turkey's south coast. Catering to every budget, and located in diverse locations, there's a holiday home for everyone here.
Much unlike its counterpart in France, the Turkish Riviera is a blend of budget and luxurious lifestyles. Places like Kalkan and Gocek offer some of the most spectacular scenery and lifestyle for those looking for a taste of Turkish charm. This blog takes a look at upmarket living in Kalkan and Gocek and why you need to add these two destinations to your list of places to visit in Turkey.
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.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's presence anywhere causes excitement and curiosity. And it seems their recent Turkish property purchase was no exception. Following the October purchase of their luxury home in Urla, on the Aegean Coast, property prices are rising and locals are buzzing with the news that their village just became a little more glamourous. The enormous property has ample room for the couple's six children - as well as all the luxurious trappings you can imagine for a Hollywood-style residence. We take a look at the couple's new home - and a few others they might have considered before settling on their dream villa.
From paragliding at Oludeniz beach, to sailing the seas of Bodrum, to even owning their own private island - Hollywood A-List celebrities are making Turkey their summer home for letting their hair down and indulging in a life of extravagance that only Turkey can offer. Find out exactly what the likes of Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss, Madonna, Beyonce and Jay Z, and even the Royal Family get up to when they land on Turkish shores.