Russian losses are a bargain hunter’s gain in Antalya

Russian losses are a bargain hunter’s gain in Antalya

As the rouble plummets, desperate Russians are selling up in Antalya, hoping to insulate themselves against the worst of their country’s economic shocks. However, Russia’s loss is the gain of anyone looking for a bargain resale property, with many homes selling well under value. Most properties are found in the coastal part of Antalya, Konyaalti Beach. Cameron Deggin explains why property in Antalya has always been sought-after and why it will continue to be a safe and lucrative investment.

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Navigating Istanbul’s Transport System

Navigating Istanbul’s Transport System

As the largest, and certainly the busiest city in Turkey, Istanbul is a hive of frenzied activity for the tourism, business and financial sectors all fighting for public transport and highway access. Naturally, these are all supported by an intense network of transport options, ranging from the Metro, tram, car hire, taxis and buses, all used by millions of people per day. Here is the lowdown on navigating and moving around Turkey's greatest city. 


8 of the best family villas in Ovacik

8 of the best family villas in Ovacik

Sunny Ovacik is a magnet for families and anyone wanting a peaceful Turkish Mediterranean holiday near the beach and close to amenities. Located on a hilltop, ten minutes from Fethiye centre, it’s a fantastic place for a holiday home and also one of the best rental locations on the south coast. We explore Ovacik’s best holiday villas. Take a look and get inspired.


The six Turkish foods taking the world by storm

The six Turkish foods taking the world by storm

Gone are the days when the only Turkish offering was the - admittedly, extremely tasty - kebab: today the range of mouthwatering Turkish food available in larger centres means you don't have to travel far to find flavoursome dishes from all over Turkey. We look at some of the Turkish foods that are becoming more and more well known as people discover just how delectable Turkish food can be.


Seven mistakes people make when they move to Turkey

Seven mistakes people make when they move to Turkey

There are two types of people who move to Turkey: the planners, who spend time researching their new country and all their new lives will bring, and the impulsive, who dive in headfirst, making it up as they go along. Which group you belong to can greatly impact your chances in a new country. However, as much as you plan for the concrete there will always be a few things you hadn’t anticipated. We look at some of the most common mistakes people make when they move to Turkey - and how you can combat them.


Turkey for tourists: souvenirs to buy and take home

Turkey for tourists: souvenirs to buy and take home

Turkey’s rich heritage is reflected in the items that find their way home in travellers’ suitcases. From the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul to small markets on the Mediterranean, there are incredible bargains and delights for every browser. Whether you’re in the market for kilims or coffee, we let you in on the goods to look out for while you’re travelling through the country that’s described as being the gateway between Europe and the Middle East.


Driving in Turkey: Are You Up For the Challenge?

Driving in Turkey: Are You Up For the Challenge?

Over the last 10 years, the Turkish government have ploughed money into developing some of the finest quality roads to rival Western countries and improve infrastructure and access to main cities in the country. However, depending on who you talk to, it is not the roads that are the problem in Turkey, but the people driving on them! In this blog we give you our best tips to driving in Turkey as a foreigner without giving into road rage or ending the day bruised and battered. 


The Historical and Future Importance of Turkey

The Historical and Future Importance of Turkey

Turkiye has come on leaps and bounds since the turn of the century - with more investment, tourists, and infrastructure than ever before. To understand just why Turkey is attracting so much attention and investment, we need to glance over its rich and colourful historical timeline, which will provide answers to why the eyes of the world are on this country, and why the future is looking so bright for Turkey and the people that inhabit this beautiful land. 


Sacred Architecture: The Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia of Istanbul

Sacred Architecture: The Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia of Istanbul

The Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia are two dominant and majestic buildings within Istanbul that regularly make the listings in numerous guidebooks and travel blogs as two of the top landmarks to see in Istanbul. Standing directly opposite each other, the stories of these two buildings stretches far back, connecting two of the world’s greatest empires and also two of the world’s leading religions.


Nazar Boncugu - The Blue Evil Eye in Turkey

Nazar Boncugu - The Blue Evil Eye in Turkey

What is the Blue Evil Eye? Turkish people believe the Blue Evil Eye absorbs bad energy whilst at the same time, protecting you. If the evil or curse is abolished or broken, the evil eye will crack, to signal the danger is over. Given at weddings, purchased by tourists as souvenirs, in this blog we take a look at the mystic and wonderful with an in depth look at the Blue Evil Eye, also known as Nazar Boncugu.


The best places to buy luxury property in Bodrum

The best places to buy luxury property in Bodrum

When you think of the Bodrum Peninsula in Turkey, you immediately conjure up words such as - sophisticated, luxurious, high class, modern, and the like. Known once as a sleeping and tranquil fishing village, Bodrum has come alive over the last 20 years as development has seen the region become a haven for superstars and superyachts attracted to the suave lifestyle and stunning surroundings. Bringing you the six very best in luxury Bodrum villas, Property Turkey takes a deep look at the new era of designer homes in the peninsula that have seen super-luxury become somewhat of the norm.

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The Golfing Boom: Antalya’s Rise to Fame

The Golfing Boom: Antalya’s Rise to Fame

When you think of golf in Turkey, only one region truly comes to mind - the golfing mecca of Belek in Turkey. With numerous championship quality courses designed by golfing legends such as Coling Montgomerie, and Lee Westwood, Belek is fast becoming a haven for expats and retiree's looking to spend out their days playing golf in the sun on some of the toughest courses you can find in Europe. A typical tourist region with over 300 days of sunshine per year, Belek is recognised by the Turkish tourism board as one of the most popular destinations in the country. Find out why in this blog.


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