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Antalya Property has it All

Regular readers of this blog will have heard us talking about Antalya the holiday destination, where people buy holiday homes and rent them out to tourists when not in use. But this is only a fraction of the city's potential. It is true; Antalya is one of Turkey's top tourist...

Posted on 02 June 2011

Top of the Props in April

We recently redesigned the Spot Blue website and one of the features that we expanded upon was the collation of statistics, specifically the most popular properties. Instead of simply keeping a rolling average of views, we now measure weekly views, monthly views, and lifetime views. We have just collated the...

Posted on 12 May 2011

Alanya Gazipasa Welcomes first International Flight

The well known if not semi-famous Gazipasa airport welcomed its long awaited first international commercial flight at the end of last month. A Transavia Boeing 737 landed from Holland at around 21:00 on the 27th of April, following 2 triumphant pass-overs. The event was a joyous celebration, with the fire...

Posted on 04 May 2011

Antalya Named One of Top 4 Tourist Destinations in World

Who would a thunk it? In 2008 the Association of British Travel Agents caused a stir in 2008, when they revealed that Dalaman  was the number one destination for British tourists. Well, now the Turkish Culture and Tourism Ministry has revealed that Antalya is now one of the 4 most...

Posted on 26 February 2011

Kalkan Property Still a Fantastic Buy

When it comes to Kalkan property some would argue that we have missed the boat. In the Financial Times this week we read about Liz and John Lockhart, who purchased in Kalkan 12 years ago, when they were attracted to the underdeveloped town, no homes for sale, “and not even...

Posted on 04 February 2011

Turkish Airlines Open Istanbul to Washington Route – Latest of Many

Turkish Airlines CEO Dr Temel Kotil has flown to Washington to cut the ribbon and officially launch the airline’s new landmark route between its hub at Istanbul Ataturk and Dulles airport in Washington. The flight will run 6 times per week and connects with Turkish Airline’s star alliance partner United...

Posted on 13 November 2010

Jet2 Announces Glasgow to Dalaman Flights from April 2011

This week more good news emerged for the Turkey property hotspots of the Mugla region; specifically those in proximity to Dalaman International airport. Budget Airline Jet2 have announced a new service between Glasgow and Turkey from April next year. Dalaman is already one of the best served airports in terms...

Posted on 16 September 2010

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

Izmir to Become Marina Centre as Govt Attracts Higher Wealth Tourists

The 13 million euro Çeşme Marina opened this week. The marina, which we will cover in more detail in a few weeks, is already attracting massive attention from tourists and potential property buyers. The marina has a 400-boat-capacity on the sea and a 100 boat-capacity on land. The architectural design...

Posted on 03 August 2010

Turkish Property Investment on the UpnUp

Maybe it’s just us (unlikely) but the level of material, information, national press news and opinion articles, and blog posts recommending investment in Turkish property has grown hugely in the past 12 months. Actually, no, that doesn’t do the situation justice. The level of coverage has been increasing slowly for...

Posted on 30 July 2010