Turkey, where the continents of Europe and Asia meet, is a beautiful country surrounded by the Aegean, Black, Mediterranean and Marmara Seas, whose lands have been the cradle of the oldest civilisation and religions. Life in Turkey is easy and cheap, the locals are warm and very hospitable to foreigners.
Turkey is blessed with some of the finest coastlines in Europe. Popular towns in the area include Bodrum, Marmaris, Fetiyhe, Dalyan Kalkan and Altinkum.
The Aegean shores of Turkey are among the loveliest landscapes in the country. The magnificent coastline, lapped by the clear water of the Aegean Sea, abounds in vast and pristine beaches surrounded by olive groves, rocky crags and pine woods. Vist the photos of Bodrum gallery
Whether you prefer idyllic fishing harbours, popular holiday villages or the remains of ancient civilizations attesting to more than 5,000 years of history, culture and mythology, this region offers something for everyone – nature lovers, sun worshippers, photographers, sports enthusiasts, sailors and archeologists. Along the whole length of the coast, property in Turkey to suit every taste and price range can be found.
Turkey is becoming increasingly popular with foreign property investors, and is likely to become even more so when it joins the EU. Turkey’s low property prices have been compared to the Spanish property market of the 1970s. The dynamics of the Turkish property market are very similar to those of Spain 20 years ago and could very well emulate it’s growth and development.
Property prices rose by around 30 per cent and in some areas 50 per cent, depending on the type of property and location, particularly in the coastal towns. Early economic indications suggest that Turkey is set for record numbers of tourists and property investors. Click here for a map of Bodrum in Turkey
The property gold rush really got started because of a change in property law. It finally became possible for a foreign national to own Turkish property, in their own name. This sparked off intense interest by the British media which was fuelled by the reports of good fortune by early property investors.
Today property and real estate is the main industry of the Aegean Turkish coast, and the once minor resorts and costal villages in Turkey have become a dream for investors and home owners. Well established property magazines like ‘Homes Overseas’ and ‘A Place In The Sun’ have published articles about the ‘Turkish Gold Rush’. The Turkish property boom has even caught the attention of the British press and television who are decribing the beautiful resorts around Bodrum in Turkey as, The New Marbella of the Eastern Mediterranean !
Turkey is situated in a location where the climatic conditions are temperate. The diverse nature of the landscape and the existence of mountains that run parallel to the coast, results in significant differences in climate, from one region to the other. While the coastal areas enjoy a milder climate, the inland Anatolian plateau experiences extremes of hot summers and cold winters, with limited rainfall. The Aegean and Mediterranean coasts enjoy cool, rainy winters and hot, moderately dry summers.
Bodrum’s climate is wonderfully pleasant. In summer, the dry heat rarely goes above 35°C, while the water is a balmy 25°C. In winter, although it gets chilly, it can be mild enough to dine outside, and all you will generally need is a sweater or lightweight raincoat. With sea temperatures ranging from 16 to 25 degrees between summer and winter, Bodrum is a great location for diving holiday at any time of the year.
Turkish cuisine has never gotten the attention it deserves as one of the world’s finest. The delicious variety of sweets, salads, fruits, grilled meat dishes, and soups reflect an empire that spanned from Northern Africa, to the Balkans, the Middle East and into Europe as far as Vienna. We will indulge in a variety of delicious and regional specialties, including stuffed peppers and grape leaves, cheese borek, fresh tomatoes and olives, feta cheese, grilled kebabs, rice pilav, figs, sweet baklava, pudding and cakes accompanied by Ephesus beer, a glass of Turkish wine, silted coffee, apple tea and raki — the national, anise-flavored alcoholic drink that is shaken, not stirred. Don’t plan on losing weight!
At various establishments like hotels, restaurants, Turkish baths, barbers and hairdressers, tipping at a rate of 5%-15% of the total is common. Taxi and “dolmus” drivers on the other hand, do not expect tips or even rounded fares.
A full range of professionally supervised adventure & incentive activities such as Scuba Diving, Surfing, Trekking, Boating, Horse riding and Jeep safaris.
Night life in Bodrum is as lively and diverse as you would expect. Pop, Rock, Jazz, Folk and Live music meets you everywhere till morning.
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