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Hollywood’s ‘Brangelina’ put Izmir on the map with house purchase

Proving that even international film stars are falling for Turkey and its fantastic lifestyle, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are reported to have bought their own place on the Turkish coast. Hollywood golden couple ‘Brangelina’ are said to have snapped up a villa in the small resort of Urla, located...

Posted on 05 November 2015

Bodrum tipped as holiday hot spot as annual regatta gets underway

Bodrum has been included in a TripAdvisor list of 10 stunning destinations around the world that are on the rise, highlighting the resort’s growing status as a leading international tourist destination. The world’s largest travel website highlighted how Bodrum has been transformed from a cosy fishing village into one of...

Posted on 19 October 2015

Joining elite marina club should benefit Bodrum property market

The chic new Palmarina on the Bodrum peninsula has been selected as a member of a global network of exceptional independent yacht marinas, run by marina company Camper & Nicholsons Marinas.Membership of the network, officially called The 178 Club, should encourage more of the international jet set who own boats...

Posted on 29 October 2014

Russians spearheading tourism growth in booming Antalya in 2014

The city and province of Antalya is proving an ever-growing hit with foreign tourists, but in particular Russians, after new figures showed an increase in the number of tourists there during the first seven months of 2014 compared to last year.According to the Antalya Culture and Tourism Provincial Directorate, between...

Posted on 05 August 2014

Turkey swimming in Blue Flag beaches, with third highest number worldwide

Tourists and holiday homeowners looking for pristine beaches and clean water to swim in should have Turkey on their radar, after the country was ranked third out of 51 countries on the 2014 Blue Flag scheme. Turkey now has 387 Blue Flag beaches, putting it ahead of France with 379...

Posted on 04 July 2014

World-class marinas putting the wind in the sails of Turkey’s lifestyle property market

Turkey’s growing marine tourism sector is expected to boost interest in property in coastal resorts in 2014, thanks to a raft of world-class marinas, many of them less than a year or two old, attracting an increasing number of lifestyle property investors, said Turkish property agency Spot Blue International Property...

Posted on 21 February 2014

Turkey’s coastal property market gains from rise in Blue Flag beaches

House-hunters looking for an overseas property near a clean, safe beach are spoilt for choice in Turkey, says Turkish property specialist Spot Blue, thanks to 383 beaches there being awarded Blue Flag status this year, the most the country has ever achieved and 59 more than in 2012. Turkey now...

Posted on 18 June 2013

Izmir Port to Benefit from Expansion Plus New Cruise Marina

Izmir port is to be rehabilitated and revitalised by the state railway authority in an effort to increase its capacity and revenue. In a statement released this week the authority said that because of a lengthy privatisation process, the port has lacked investment for some time. The privatisation process, which...

Posted on 07 April 2012

Turkey Region by Region Part II: Izmir

Like Antalya, Izmir Province has some gorgeous bay-sheltered beaches, but rather than forming a bay, Izmir Province is formed by 2 bays. Izmir is a large region on Turkey’s Aegean coastline in south west Turkey. Looking round from the south you have Kusadasi, which, like Kas is famed for its...

Posted on 25 August 2010

Bodrum Bay Has a Lot Going For it, Wouldn’t You Say?

Bodrum Bay is a name given to the coastal area of Bodrum, because a touristic beach lines the southern coast of Bodrum Peninsula, at a point that checks the entry into the Gulf of Gökova facing the Greek Island Kos. Bodrum itself is a Aegean coastal town, and one of...

Posted on 03 July 2010