Pick up any mainstream travel guide, and you will rarely read about Iasos in Turkey’s Bodrum region. Its international fame is low-key, yet, locals adore it as a unique destination away from the main town’s hustle and bustle.
Also called Kiyikislacik, residents and holidaymakers alike enjoy a slow-paced lifestyle which is ideal for those looking to relax from the rat race. Occasionally, day-trippers pass through to explore its ancient city ruins, fronting the coastline, but others prefer it as a secluded holiday destination that they return to year after year.
On the western coast, also known as the Aegean region, Iasos keeps a strategic location, on the Gulluk Gulf, which belongs to the Milas district of Mugla province. Bodrum airport, just 30 minutes’ drive away makes it easy to get to from other countries, and should residents want to step up the pace a notch, Bodrum town centre with its vibrant shopping and nightlife scene is an hour drive away.
Considering Bodrum is one of Turkey’s most popular holiday destinations, newcomers often assume Iasos is a touristic nightmare, offering no signs of local culture and traditions, but they are wrong. Sitting on the outskirts of the Bodrum peninsula, about halfway to Didim, it cannot be compared to any other destination in Turkey.
Iasos isn’t a place that focuses on a full daily agenda of rushing around tourist attractions. It is a lifestyle choice. Bodrum’s reputation stems around leisure and pleasure, and Iasos could well be the resort that indulges it.
The ancient ruins sitting in Kiyikislacik comprises of an amphitheatre, agora, and more landmarks buildings, surrounded in a blanket of quiet reflection.
Having been there and done that, local Turks and repeat holidaymakers indulge in coastal activities like fishing, sailing, or dining in seaside restaurants serving up delicious fresh fish and seafood. Hiking, photography, painting, and other self-driven hobbies are strongly encouraged. Indeed, anyone looking for a retreat, or place to find themselves would do well in Iasos.
It’s ideal Gulluk gulf geographical position makes Iasos a favourite place for yachts sailing the Turkish Riviera, and they often stop off at 150 capacity yacht Port Marina. As the closest marina to Bodrum airport, it is the ideal starting and finishing position to see some of the Aegean coast’s best resorts.
Keeping a low key, pure environment, should sailors want to swap their lifestyle, for one of hedonism, upmarket Golturkbuku, just nine nautical miles away is where rich and famous Turkish people hang out.
Designed by award-winning architect Eren Talu, the famous Horizon Sky, for both holidaymakers and real estate buyers is a massive lifestyle residence that embodies fun and enjoyment. Many holidaymakers rent apartments on there, and property buyers use them as a second holiday home or buy-to-let income.
Although we fully encourage exploring your environment, ample facilties on Horizon sky keep young and old entertained alike. Seven pools, outdoor jacuzzi baths, children’s playgrounds, on-site café, tennis courts and water taxis to the opposite Gulluke resort are everything you need for a relaxing two-week break.
Many foreigners buy property in Turkey, and each gravitates to a region that suits their lifestyle choices best. Iasos attracts two types of buyers. The first want a holiday home with everything on their doorstep so they can enjoy two weeks in the Turkish sun. The second focuses on a buy-to-let income. Hence Iasos’s lifestyle residences with all their on-site leisure facilities are perfect.
Apartments, penthouses, and villas are for sale, and thanks to Iasos’s geographical position in the middle of a smaller peninsula, penthouse owners wake up to a fantastic sea view. To keep in line with the exclusive lifestyle, properties are modern, smart and feature clean-cut architecture. One of the biggest lures is thanks to its historical ruins; much land is under protection. Hence Iasos will never turn into an urban landscape.
See an example of an apartment for sale here, or use the chat messaging feature to request a portfolio of homes on the market via email. If you are already in the Bodrum area, we can also arrange a time and date for viewing of properties and surrounding areas.
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