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The Best Beaches on the Aegean Coast of Turkey

Over the last twenty years, Turkey has risen to fame in the travel industry as the ideal beach holiday destination. Providing everything couples, solo travellers and families want for their sandy retreat; the 445 Blue Flag beaches probably take much credit. However, stats exclude scenic, small bays rarely visited by...

Posted on 19 May 2017

Turkey’s new super highway and Marmara Sea bridge set to boost Bursa property market

The Turkish city of Bursa, including its coastal suburbs, is gearing up to become a property hot spot, following the completion and imminent opening of a landmark road bridge over the Marmara Sea, which will drastically cut journey times to Istanbul, said Spot Blue International Property in May 2016. Bursa,...

Posted on 31 May 2016

Cities in Turkey among world’s best for capital appreciation

Three Turkish cities are among the world’s 20 highest performing cities in terms of house price growth, including Istanbul ranked third, according to a new report by a leading international real estate consultancy. Property prices in Istanbul grew by 25 per cent between Q4 2014 and Q4 2015, according to...

Posted on 21 April 2016

Retiring In Turkey

Everyone’s motivations for buying a new home in Turkey are different, and the reasons are aplenty. If you’re considering retiring abroad then retiring in Turkey is most certainly the best place to do it – trust us.  Internal Travel Deciding to settle in any new environment is understandably daunting, but...

Posted on 17 December 2015

Izmir scores again as footballer Ronaldo nets a Turkish home

Portuguese football star Cristiano Ronaldo, who plays for Real Madrid, has bought himself a home in the western Turkish resort of Izmir, bringing a further boost for the Portuguese property market. The news of the footballer’s purchase comes just days after it was confirmed that Hollywood golden couple Brad Pitt...

Posted on 11 November 2015

Exiled To The Turquoise Coast

Looking for property in Turkey is an exciting time, an investment opportunity and a chance to explore the many beautiful areas of this remarkable country. The Turquoise Coast is just one part of Turkey’s attractive offerings.  The Turquoise Coast is an area of such beauty your eyes will hardly believe...

Posted on 10 August 2015

World focus on Turkey steps up a gear as it hosts 50th cycle tour event

Turkey’s picturesque coastline is in the global sporting spotlight this month, after the 50th Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey, which sees the world’s elite cyclists race from Alanya to Istanbul, kicked off on Sunday, 27th April. And after day 2, the race leader is British champion Mark Cavendish.The eight-stage Tour...

Posted on 29 April 2014

Global hotel group grows presence in “exciting and dynamic” Turkey

Internationally acclaimed hotel group Hilton Worldwide signed agreements on a further four hotels in Turkey in December, bringing its portfolio in the country to 24 trading properties and 25 in its development pipeline. This latest announcement sees Hilton Worldwide expand its existing presence in Istanbul and the port city of...

Posted on 23 December 2013

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

How a Little Drink from Turkey (Izmir) Helped form the Modern World

The world is so connected nowadays, and we think we know pretty much everything about how the way of life we enjoy today emerged. I thought this, but then the other day I found out that Coffee, the drink so many of us enjoy around the world today, originated in...

Posted on 05 August 2011