Four Cities to Visit in Turkey other than Istanbul

Four Cities to Visit in Turkey other than Istanbul

When it comes to cities, much of the focus in Turkey is on Istanbul. As a finance, business, and tourism hub, it attracts international admiration and many first-time visitors. However, repeat visitors who have seen the main attractions often start to explore further afield to know more about the history, culture, and traditions of the country. Deviating from the typical stereotype of hustle, bustle, and impersonal social life, they offer all the benefits of city life, but much more as well - here are four beautiful cities to explore in Turkey. 


The Ancient Ruins of Miletus

The Ancient Ruins of Miletus

In the Aegean region of Turkey, away from the coastal holiday resorts and bustling towns, much of the landscape is green fields. On the outskirts of the Soke region, a cotton farming nucleus, the picturesque scenery is broken up by the majestic ancient ruins of Miletus city. Its remote location deters some people from visiting, and compared to other historical sites of Turkey; it receives little recognition of it's prominent and influential historical timeline. Yet touring the site is an interesting journey into Turkey’s history.


Awkward Things about Living in Turkey

Awkward Things about Living in Turkey

For the most part, expats in Turkey enjoy splendid lifestyles. Attracted by hot summer days, cool evenings and a cheap rate of living, we go about our daily business with ease. Occasionally, though, some situations and interactions with native Turks leave us speechless. Mainly arising from a difference in culture and traditions as well as a language barrier, when they happen, we are quite uncertain of how to respond. Here are some examples of awkward scenarios that most expats in Turkey have encountered at least once.


Excellent Reasons to Explore the Black Sea Region of Turkey

Excellent Reasons to Explore the Black Sea Region of Turkey

Every summer, many destinations in Turkey enjoy an influx of foreign tourists. However, despite extensive tourism promotion throughout the world of Turkish places to visit, few people explore the Black Sea region. Called Karadeniz Bolgesi in Turkish, its vast distance across the northern coastline promises unique experiences in a wide range of genres including cultural, rural, foodies, landscape, and historic travel.


Why Everyone Should Visit Sirince Village

Why Everyone Should Visit Sirince Village

High up in the green hills of Selcuk, in Aegean Turkey sits a small, unobtrusive village with roughly 600 locals. Hidden away from sight, the only way to reach it is via a long, winding road snaking its way up Ephesus Mountain. Yet every week hundreds of foreign and Turkish day-trippers ascend the mountain, having heard about the many good reasons to visit Sirince, one of a few villages in Turkey that are still thriving.


Why Overseas Property Buyers Like Antalya in Turkey

Why Overseas Property Buyers Like Antalya in Turkey

Buying a property abroad is an exciting experience that opens up a different lifestyle. With many countries to choose from, Turkey is a favourite choice, mainly because of low prices in a relatively, new property market. There is much potential especially for long-term investors, and plenty of locations to choose from, ensures potential buyers have an extensive portfolio at hand. One of those idyllic destinations is Antalya on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey. Numerous reasons explain why it has captured the attention of foreign Turkish property buyers.


Gorgeous Lakes of Turkey from the East to the West

Gorgeous Lakes of Turkey from the East to the West

Lakes are a scenic place of beauty, where flora and fauna thrive, and an idyllic retreat for humans from the hustle and bustle of the 21st century. The country of Turkey certainly has plenty of them, from the east to the west coast. With the country’s landmass covering more than 700,000 square kilometres, the sizes of a few lakes makes them some of the biggest in the world. Turks, in particular, love their weekend retreats to these scenic utopia-like havens, and many are popular tourist attractions with picnic, camping, or hotel accommodation for rent. Which are the most popular and best ones to visit, though? Here is our pick.


Reasons Why Uzumlu Ticks the Boxes for Property Investors

Reasons Why Uzumlu Ticks the Boxes for Property Investors

Uzumlu, a small picturesque village in the mountains of Fethiye has garnered a loyal fan base of property investors, many that have brought villas, as either a holiday home or retirement dream. Some would argue that is a well-kept secret and should stay that way, but word is spreading, and many people are now eager to see what the hype is about, especially when it comes to buying property in Turkey. So why is Uzumlu ticking all the right boxes and in the process, building a name for itself?


Impressive Places to Visit in Selcuk, Turkey

Impressive Places to Visit in Selcuk, Turkey

Selcuk on the Aegean coast of Turkey is home to the internationally famous landmark of Ephesus. The ancient city ruins attract thousands of visitors every day and are a highlighted feature of most package tours of the country. Since the nearby resort of Kusadasi is a cruise ship destination, Ephesus is also a favourite excursion for their passengers. Yet what is a big shame is that many visitors to Ephesus immediately leave after seeing the ruins, but other impressive places to visit in Selcuk, are worth extending your stay to two or three days.  


Hisonaru, Turkey & Property Investment

Hisonaru, Turkey & Property Investment

Hisaronu is located in the Fethiye region of Turkey is a small destination that has garnered more attention over the last 10 years, increasing in popularity. Although the neighbouring resorts of Oludeniz and Fethiye city centre receive more publicised attention, Hisaronu has conjured up a loyal fanbase of return holidaymakers and expats who have bought property in the area. So for anyone looking to make a Turkish property investment, is Hisaronu a good place to choose?


Why you should consider investing in Ovacik property

Why you should consider investing in Ovacik property

Foreign investors can choose from a vast bank of destinations that fulfil their requirements and most importantly slot perfectly into their budget. One of those areas is Ovacik on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey. Even though it is a relatively small resort, British buyers give it a lot of attention both for holidays and as a second home, so let’s look at the reasons why Ovacik is a good place to buy property.


Guide to the Best Beaches to Visit in Bodrum

Guide to the Best Beaches to Visit in Bodrum

Famed for its white sugar cubed houses tumbling down the hillsides, Bodrum on the Aegean coast of Turkey also has another luring attribute. The small bays and caves of the peninsula are home to some of the country’s best beaches making it a popular holiday destination. Those stretches of golden sand, combined with the blue waters of the Aegean and a hedonistic lifestyle of boats and parties have catapulted it into one of the top spots of the Turkish Riviera. Enjoy the best beaches of Bodrum guide. 


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