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World-class eco development puts Turkish resort Antalya on global jet setter map

A new community of luxury eco villas has put the Turkish resort of Antalya, the country’s largest coastal city located on the Mediterranean, firmly on the radar of wealthy international buyers looking for a state-of-the-art second home, said Spot Blue International Property in August. The 38-unit riverside community, promoted by...

Posted on 04 August 2017

Antalya Securing Prestigious Status for Luxury Living

The Antalya region of Turkey has always been an attractive destination for foreign nationalities, whether it is just for holidays or as an expat haven. It mainly achieved this by offering value for money through its budget hotels, restaurants and shops. Yet the last ten years has seen it embark...

Posted on 04 August 2017

Tourism News from Turkey – July 2017

Naturally, with July being one of the busiest tourism months in Turkey, travel news is coming out thick and fast, with many people especially keeping an eye on current developments re the laptop ban. Previously imposed on flights originating from many Middle Eastern and African countries including Turkey, the USA...

Posted on 31 July 2017

5 Places in Turkey Worth Visiting

Turkey, the 37th largest country in the world and a land mass that has hosted many civilisations throughout history delights every visitor, time and time again. Of course, the culture and food play a large part in this, but the vast range of places to visit in Turkey offers everyone...

Posted on 29 July 2017

Turkish Airlines Going from Strength to Strength

In a press release this month, Turkish Airlines revealed that in the first half of 2017, they transported a record 30.3 million people across the globe. The airline that has won many awards over the years for its customer service, and business class departments, said the amount in June was...

Posted on 28 July 2017

Guide to Visiting Turkey in Winter

From May to October, airports, hotels, bars and restaurants around Turkey are in full flow as the official tourism season kicks into action. This is when travel agencies ramp up their marketing and adverts displaying the pleasures of summer living in the country. This isn’t to say though, that the...

Posted on 22 July 2017

Bringing Luxury, Eco-Friendly Living to Antalya

Antalya on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey has always been a centre of excellence. However, the latest real estate project to come out of the region puts it firmly in the prestigious circle of luxury eco-friendly places to live around the world. Pushing the boundaries of innovation, the riverside development...

Posted on 18 July 2017

Turkey Set to Confirm Potential Energy Project with Israel

Turkey’s energy minister Berat Albayrak has confirmed that he will visit Israel before the end of 2017 to finalise an ambitious gas line project from Israel to Turkey. The announcement was made at the 22nd World Petroleum Congress in Istanbul that ran from the 9th to the 13th of July....

Posted on 13 July 2017

14 Things to Know Before Visiting Turkey

It seems like a lifetime since we naively set foot on Turkish soil for the first time. In those days, our only information source was Lonely Planet travel guidebooks, because the internet was in its infancy. Despite all its useful information, nothing could have prepared us for the momentous event,...

Posted on 11 July 2017

The Most Popular Coastal Holiday Resorts in Turkey

Turkey thrives as a tourist and expat destination, mainly because of the masses of coastal holiday resorts attracting beach lovers and expats seeking a life in the sun. Only a small area of the country is landlocked and the north, west and part of the south together have 5,000 miles...

Posted on 07 July 2017

After Effects of the Recent Heatwave in Turkey

A recent heatwave in Turkey has received mixed reactions from locals and promoted a series of events previously unknown. On June the 30th, Meteorology Departments, through the country’s official press agency, warned of record temperatures and humidity levels coming in from the North African area, that would impact Greece, Bulgaria...

Posted on 03 July 2017

Spot Blue keeps Turkish property in the social media spotlight

Extensive social media activity reaching an increasingly global audience is helping Spot Blue International Property maintain its position as a leading international property specialist in 2017. Spot Blue is currently ranked ninth in Zoopla’s Property Power 100 table, which ranks 100 estate agents for their social media influence, based on...

Posted on 30 June 2017

Turkish Tourism News for June 2017

Overall, June 2017 has been a successful month for the Turkish tourism industry that is slowly bouncing back after two years of devastating results for the country’s 6th largest industry. Much of the hype and attention was focused on Russian tourists, after the Russian consulate general in Antalya, predicted that...

Posted on 29 June 2017

The Mediterranean Coast of Turkey Travel Guide

Forming the main bulk of the Turkish Riviera, the Mediterranean coast of Turkey is a delightful collection of small villages, quaint towns and cosmopolitan cities. Backed in parts of the scenic Taurus mountains, the sandy beaches stretching for miles, are some of the most beautiful in the whole country. Indeed,...

Posted on 27 June 2017

The Best Holiday Towns of Mediterranean Turkey

The Turkish Mediterranean Coast covers most of the southern side of the country. Starting from the bustling city resort of Marmaris and heading eastwards to the Antalya region, potential holidaymakers have a variety of destinations and places to choose from. The holiday towns of Mediterranean Turkey lure many nationalities including...

Posted on 25 June 2017

Things to do in Mediterranean Turkey

Mediterranean Turkey, a large gathering of holiday resorts, cities and towns covers the southern Turquoise Coast of the country. Anyone choosing to holiday there will not be disappointed for many reasons. It has some of the best beaches, an ideal weather climate and a mass range of things to do,...

Posted on 23 June 2017

Turkey Kicks Off its Opera and Ballet Festivals for 2017

The opera and ballet festival season has started in Turkey, marking three prominent sets of concerts and shows that are expected to earn high admiration and sell out performances. Arts have been a focal feature of Turkish society since the formation of its republic in 1923, yet thanks to the...

Posted on 21 June 2017

Sarihacilar Village: The Rising Star of Antalya

An 800-year-old Turkish village known for its button houses and 600-year-old mosque is receiving rising interest from foreign visitors, therefore re-sparking the concept of rural tourism in the Antalya region. The province which is the second-most visited tourist destination in Turkey has suffered recently, with various issues and events keeping...

Posted on 17 June 2017

City Gears up for Istanbul Shopping Fest

Istanbul, the largest city in Turkey, is gearing up for its annual shopping fest running from the 1st to the 16th of July. This will be the seventh year of showcasing the ultimate experience in a city responsible for much of the trade, business, tourism, education and finances industries of...

Posted on 14 June 2017

A New Addition to Cave Tourism in Turkey

Even though turmoil in recent years has prompted a decrease in year-on-year visitors to the country of Turkey; tourism stats are still much higher than they were at the turn of the century. One prominent reason for this is the intense diversification, of its tourism structure to capture the attention...

Posted on 12 June 2017