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Turkey, Region by Region Part I: Antalya

Posted on 24 August 2010

Antalya is one of Turkey’s top regions in terms of tourism and overseas property investment, and, for good reason. Around the world’s coasts, little alcoves and bays make for the best spots because of the shelter and the warm, calm waters. Antalya doesn’t have any sheltered bays, Antalya is a sheltered bay.

The province of Antalya forms an N shape round a large bay to the Mediterranean Sea see picture below. Thus, the towns along the Antalya coast offer some of the best beach spots on Turkey’s Mediterranean coastline — and that is saying something.

Along the west side of the bay you have Kas, 100 miles from the Antalya airport, famed for its peace, quiet tranquillity and high luxury villas for affordable prices.

Where the west side meets the back of the bay, you have the town of the same name (Antalya), which is actually in its own little bay within a bay. Antalya is becoming one of Europe’s great Mediterranean resorts, complete with a wide array of resorts and activities, and with its own international airport — one of the best served in Turkey.

Then you have Belek on the back of the Bay in the middle. Obviously this gives Belek an incredible span of great and sheltered beaches, but Belek is best known as Turkey’s golfing centre, with 21 of Turkey’s 27 golf courses.

All of Antalya’s regions enjoy the typical hot-dry Mediterranean climate, with 300 days of sunshine per year, and property in Antalya, wherever you choose offers some of the best value for money you’ll find on the Mediterranean coasts of Europe.

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