Turkey enjoyed a great tourism this summer. The exchange rate has made property more affordable to foreigners too, meaning now could be an ideal time to buy a Turkish holiday home. Here’s a selected properties for you to taste of what Turkey has to offer…
Didim is located on the western Aegean coastline of Turkey, sitting south
of the large city of Izmir and north of the popular cosmopolitan peninsula
Didim sits on the site of the antique city of Didyma, which is where itsname originates from, and is home to the fantastic ruins of the Temple of Apollo, which attracts thousands of visitors every day. The history books say that Didyma which translates as ‘twin’, relating to the God and Goddess, Apollo and Artemis, who were born in the Didim area.
Arriving into the resort of Altinkum you will see straight away where it gets its name from. Altinkum means golden sands and has several gloriously sandy beaches which gently shelve in the warm Aegean Sea .Located about 70km form Bodrum airport this up and coming resort has everything to offer the holiday maker or resident whilst maintaining its definite Turkish feel.
Altinkum is situated between two International Airports for easy access and surrounded by 55km/34 miles of coastline, 11 Blue Flagged Beaches with English spoken widely. Didim is a lively and popular resort on the Aegean coast with its wonderful golden beaches.
The climate is fabulous between April to October, there is a growingex-patriot community resident year round, and the government are supporting tourism in the area by ongoing improvements to local infrastructure like providing pedestrian walkways by the beach, new roads, drainage and community buildings. The new D-Marin built to the West of Altinkum is the largest marina on the Aegean coast. Include mooring for 623 yachts, a shopping mall,
customs and heliport it has created increased interest in the area and continues to push land and property prices up making this the ideal time to buy in the areas of Didim , Altinkum and Akbuk.
The working fishering town of Akbuk is nestled between a crystal clear and tranquil bay and majestic mountains and pine forests. The resort looks out of the crystal clear aegean, with two small islands, making the view truly spectacular. Its Just a 15 minute drive from well knowholiday resort Altinkum, and under 90 minutes from Bodrum Airport.
Akbuk used to be known as just a small fishing port where the fishermen would go to catch delicious Aegean Sea bass. Today, However, Akbuk is rapidly growing into an elite tourist resort with its holiday complexes as well as summer houses, villas, harbour, and five star hotels.
Akbuk has a good range of shops and markets selling food, produce, tools and hardware. There are doctors, dentists, schools and a bus station with regular services going to all of the neighbouring towns including Altinkum, Soke, Kusadasi and Bodrum. The local market on a Friday is a magnet for locals and tourists a like.
Akbuk is also have the highest oxygen ratio and lowest humidity rate in Turkey. This would make Akbuk the perfect location for buying property for people suffering from health problems such as Asthma, Rheumatism & Diabetes. As the doctor’s recommend tol ive in Akbuk area. The sea and mountain views surrounding Akbuk are breathtaking and the sea breezes and soft sandy beaches are perfect for a hot summer’s day. Combined with the local cuisine available and the never failing hospitality from the locals, Akbuk will leave a lasting impression on those who visit.
Kusadasi, which translates as Bird Island, is now considered to be one of the most cosmopolitan resorts in the whole country. The drive through the mountains provides spectacular views over the bustling port.
The aegean provides a sparkling backdrop to the extensive marina which curls along the resort. Now a major stopping place for major cruise liners, Kusadasi’ s upmarket marina area is home to many fine restaurants and boutiques.
It has the famous ladies beach, just a short bus journey
away from the resort centre and accomodation is
of the highest standard. Those of you looking for a lively nightlife will not be disappointed, with many restaurants and bars crowding the bar street area. The resort is bustling, and provides everything a visitor or resident should need. All the major supermarkets have stores here and there is a twice weekly local market, packed full of local produce and souveniers. Kusadasi is also only a few minutes drive away from the ancient roman city of Ephesus. There are also two of the biggest waterparks in Turkey located on the doorstep!
Bodrum has a definitive Greek in fluence to it, made obvious by the masses of white washed cube houses on the hill sides. The resort is only 30 minutes from the airport and is dominated by its spectacular St peters castle. Considered by many to be the most cosmopolitan resort, Bodrum offers very high standards in dining, shopping and entertainment. The
marina is as impressive during the day as it is at night with
an array of quality restaurants lying along the marina.
Walk along the marina and see the array of millionaires
yachts mixed with the traditional Turkish gullets. Bar Street
bustles after dark with one of the liveliest nightlife’s in Turkey! It’s also home to the famous Halikarnas nightclub.
In Bodrum you have all the major supermarkets; there is the oasis shopping centre where you will find the cinema. The Bodrum peninsula also includes sleepy villages such as Yalikavak, Bitez, Gumbet, Gumusluk and Gulluk, all of which are developing into resorts in their own right.Getting there During the summer months may – oct all uk tour operators offer flights to Bodrum airport. In the winter, fly to Istanbul and change or fly direct to izmir.
Fethiye is a large region of South West Turkey sitting along
Turkey’s stunning Turquoise coast. The area has long lured
property investors and holidaymakers attracted by its diverse
beauty, wealth of history, year round facilities and laid back
lifestyle. Offering an alluring mix of traditional villages and
lively seaside resorts all nestled into a backdrop of rugged
pine-clad mountains – there’s property in Fethiye to suit
all tastes and budgets.
The area of Fethiye is primarily known as home to the Blue Lagoon of Oludeniz, the signature coastal image for Turkey. This beautiful bay and its picture perfect setting attracts tourists from around the world in their droves. Residential development in the bay itself is prohibited leaving the nearby resorts of Hisaronu, Ovacik, Calis and Uzumlu the most popular choice for property investment in the region – although there are many additional locations to consider as-well.