Affordable new developments are helping to make the resort of Kusadasi one of Turkey’s most exciting holiday home destinations in 2018, said Spot Blue International Property in February, adding that recent uplifts in tourism and foreign property sales should boost the country’s appeal with foreigners this year.
House-hunters in Kusadasi, home to the Mediterranean’s fourth largest cruise port and one of Turkey’s largest marinas, are being encouraged to explore beyond the centre of the resort and consider the up-and-coming areas of Degirmendere and Davutlar. Situated south-east of the centre, on the inland side of the main road that runs through Kusadasi, the former is a neighbourhood that is the focus of much new development. Meanwhile, Davutlar is a less village situated a short drive south of Kusadasi.
“Development outside the centre of Kusadasi is beginning to gain momentum and creep into Degirmendere, now regarded as the resort’s investment hot spot,” said Julian Walker, director at Spot Blue International Property. "Certainly, it’s quieter there but localised areas within the neighbourhood, including Guzellikici, are within walking distance of the beach and amenities, and still not far from the resort’s lively waterfront. Being that little bit further out makes them more affordable too, at least for now – early purchasers could see the value of their property rise.”
Typical of what’s available in Degirmendere, Spot Blue International Property is offering two and three-bedroom apartments within gated complexes, available as off-plan or new-build, with prices from £59,500.
Buyers who prefer a more natural, less touristy setting might prefer Davutlar, nestled amongst fruit and olive groves beneath the Dilek Mountains 15-20 minutes’ drive from the bright lights of Kusadasi. The village is famous for its natural thermal springs, rich green scenery and famously clean air. Historically a popular second home destination with Turkish city dwellers, the small complexes of semi-detached houses and villas being built there are beginning to attract foreigners. Proximity to the Dilek Peninsula National Park, which includes some of Turkey’s prettiest unspoilt beaches, is a further attraction of the area. Spot Blue International Property has property in Davutlar, both new-build and off-plan, from £99,500.
“As an all-round destination, Kusadasi and its surrounding villages is hard to beat,” continued Mr Walker. “Besides its colourful town centre and globally acclaimed maritime facilities, it has kilometres of sandy beachfront, which includes the famous Ladies Beach, lots of history, most notably the nearby UNESCO-designated Ephesus ruins, three world-class water parks and at least one golf resort. Transport is excellent too, with Izmir Airport being just an hour’s drive away via a motorway and Bodrum Airport an hour and 45 minutes. Meanwhile, there are regular ferries to the Greek islands of Samos and Patmos.”