Turkey is a paradise of sun, sea, mountains and lakes and offers a complete change from the stress and routine of everyday life here in the UK. Due to the temperate climate it is perfect for exploring cities, relaxing on sandy beaches, enjoying walks in the tranquility of the mountains or experiencing the beauty of its local lakes.
On your Turkey travel, there are so many locations of interest to see. Istanbul is a city you don’t want to miss. Another major destination is Cappadocia, where you go to take a hot air balloon ride. My travel advice is to get yourself a Turkey travel guide which will help you especially if you want to drive around Turkey. This the gateway to Europe as part of Turkey is in Europe and part in Asia, what a wonderful blend that makes, hence, Turkish delight. Many of the beaches have been awarded the Blue Flag status, which is a great safety feature for children. Again your Turkey travel guide will help you locate them.
If you yearn for the true cultural Ottoman and Byzantine experience you can find it, a travel guide will assist you. The ruins at Bodrum and other ancient sites are well signposted so you can find them easily enough, take my travel advice or at the tourism office and use a Turkey travel guide. Dress with respect and you can go to any mosque and see the ornate decorative internal work. Centuries-old artifacts are to be found at museums, natural history museums, and galleries.
On your Turkey travel summer trip, visit the coast on the Aegean and see the local Roman ruins. Or you could head east and visit the delights east Turkey has to offer, you will need a travel guide to help you navigate the roads. The cities offer excitement and adventure and these destinations you don’t want to miss. Your safety is paramount and you will enjoy everything the east has to offer. As the government recommends stay away from the Syrian border. If you hire a car to drive yourself, there will be a travel guide to help you, whether you go east, west, south or north.
There are a few must-see destinations when you decide on your Turkey travel. The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul and the Black Sea area are great places to visit. Another is the Turquoise coast full of sandy beaches and the beautiful Blue Lagoon is found here too it’s one of Turkey’s most well-known travel hot spots along with a beautiful national park or two dotted throughout the area. A hot air balloon ride allows you to soar into the Turkish blue skies, take my advice don't miss this trip.
Turkey has a magnificent past and is full of historic treasures from 13 successive civilizations spanning 10,000 years. No matter what length of time you spend there, you can see some small part of Turkey‘s great heritage. A country for people of all ages, you can experience each of the four seasons on the same day in some parts of Turkey. During the spring months, you can bask in the glorious sunshine while playing golf and swim in the Mediterranean Sea or the blue lagoon, and all after skiing in the morning on the lofty Taurus Mountain tops that line this lovely turquoise coast.
What cities, towns, and villages can you go to?
It is a vast country, which region will you go to? The capital Ankara, Bodrum, Istanbul are just some of the historic places to go to and the shopping in the cities is top-notch. The resorts are Marmaris, Fethiye, Kalkan, Altinkum, Akbuk, Kusadasi, Antalya, Alanya too name just a few. The south is the place to be for the beaches.
We find, once people have bought their dream property in Turkey, they return time and time again to discover one extraordinary place after another and to enjoy the friendliness and hospitality the people of this lovely country offer. Turkey is a vast country (the most easterly point of Turkey is nearly the same distance from Istanbul as London is!), about three and a half times larger than the whole of the United Kingdom and is mainly covered by forests, lakes, agricultural land and grasslands.
Turkey is surrounded by sea on three sides; the Black Sea to the north, the Mediterranean Sea to the south and the Aegean Sea to the west, and the coastline measures a staggering 5,000 miles! Istanbul is a 21st Century City and Newsweek claimed it to be “one of the coolest cities in the world.” It is a stunning and varied city and most definitely worth a visit in 2021.
Turkey offers everything: sun, sea, skiing, fantastic scenery, friendly people, value for money, freehold properties, low cost of living, potential EU accession and great investment opportunities with property prices increasing by 12.5% – 25% per annum (Source: Knight Frank-2007).
A few interesting economic facts about Turkey and some of the reasons why this is one of the hottest locations for property investment:
Turkey is always preparing new laws and regulations in order to become a full member of the European Union and the expectation is it will take 6 to 8 years to reach full acceptance. Property prices in Turkey are already rising in anticipation of this, and are expected to continue to rise over the next 3 to 5 years (especially with new airports such as Gazipasa opening), eventually gaining parity with other European property price levels. Now in 2021 is the right time to invest in Turkey and Spot Blue is here to help you every step of the way.
It depends whether you are buying a property in Turkey just for summer holidays, or for all year round use, winter breaks, investment, rental, or to live in when you retire.
The two most popular areas for non-residents to buy property in Turkey are: the Aegean Coast which is home to such places as Cesme, Izmir, Kusadasi, Didim, Altinkum, Akbuk, the Bodrum Peninsula, Marmaris, Icmeler, Dalaman, Dalyan, Uzumlu, Hisaronu, Ölüdeniz, Calis, Ovacik, Fethiye and Gocek; or the Mediterranean Coast, home to: Kalkan, Kas, Kemer, Antalya, Belek, Side, Manavgat, Avsallar, Alanya, Mahmutlar , Gazipasa and of course Istanbul , Bursa & Izmit.
At the airport
Some countries need a tourist visa to get flights into Turkey, you can check with your own embassy if you need a visiting visa or any other related information to gain entry. You could also ask at the airport are there any free child places all you need is the details of the date you want to travel, location, and age of children. If you are staying at a hotel give that information too.
Keep an open mind, because even if you know Turkey but have yet to buy a property there, it is perhaps worth considering the pros and cons of the two areas. Which area suits you best is, of course, largely dependant on why you are buying a property in Turkey.
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