Posted on 23 April 2010
Side is truly one of the most uniquely beautiful places, not only in Turkey, or on the Mediterranean coast, but in the world. How many places can boast a Roman amphitheatre and it is certainly only Side that can allow visitors to enjoy the ruined temples of Athena and Apollo.
Side enjoys a warm climate for most of the year, with approximately 300 days of sunshine per year. The town stretches out on to a headland meaning, in some parts of the town you have beaches and ocean on two side. Talking of beaches, they are some of the best in Europe.
All these add to the tourism appeal and for holiday home buyers, but there are some other things that people who plan to rent out their property will be looking for, and Side has all of those as well.
In this day and age anyone planning to rent out their property knows that they need:
- To be close to the airport and covered by frequent flights from most places
- To have variety in terms of dining options
- To have plenty of shops and plenty of activities
Side is 45 minutes from Antalya international airport, which is serviced by regular flights from across the UK, Germany and around the world.
As for shops and restaurants, Side is comparable to the more established resort towns on the continent, with jewellers shops, supermarkets, hardware stores, toy and specialist shops, as well as convenience stores to get your groceries. There are many cafes and restaurants, Chinese restaurants, British style cafes and much more.
Activity wise Side has it made; most people spend most of their time either on the beach or exploring the numerous historical sites, but there are also charter boats leaving the harbour on fishing and exploration trips, and things like amusement arcades on the front.
With all this going for it, it is easy to see why Side is growing into one of Turkey’s top tourism and property buying destinations.
If this article has wet your appetite for side property, Spot Blue are currently marketing a development of 4 bedroom villas in a raised development 800 meters inland, at prices below £200k. The villas have fitted kitchens, air-conditioning, marble floors and balconies with views of the swimming pool and the mountains. But there are only 4 remaining so act quickly.