Cosmopolitan Alanya serves up sunshine, picturesque beaches, Turkish culture and local history in abundance. Who visits Alanya? Stars from across the world plus famous Turkish celebrities, the wealthy and millions of foreign tourists head to this lovely part of Turkey. It’s reported that 1 in 10 foreign visitors to Turkey, flock to Alanya as it’s their preferred Turkish destination. It’s predicted that over 10 million visitors will make their way to Alanya this year for their summer getaway. Once visited, Alanya is never forgotten as it appeals to so many and this is why villas for sale in Alanya, Antalya, Turkey are so highly popular.
Alanya is the perfect summer destination and the atmosphere in Alanya is vibrant. It’s most popular with Brits, Scandinavians, Germans and Russians and they are the main foreigners who invest in villas in Alanya, Antalya, Turkey for sale. It’s a large resort covering an area of 1,582 km² and it offers 70 km of breathtaking beauty, plus, it’s not called the Turkish Riviera for nothing. Sitting nicely on the southern coast of Turkey along the beautiful coast of the Mediterranean Sea, with its most famous beach, Cleopatra Beach. This lovely beach is where Queen Cleopatra is reported to have swam and the beach was named in her honour.
One of Alayna’s most iconic landmarks is Alanya Castle, which dates back to the Seljuk era which spanned from 1060 – 1307. It stands majestically on a rocky cliff top overlooking the picturesque coastline. Now, an open air museum it’s extremely popular with visitors to Alanya who want to learn more of its ancient history. The Red Tower (K?z?l Kule) built circa 1226 is an unusual octagonal design and is now a museum which is home to many artifacts and exhibits. Standing alongside the castle, next to beautiful, instantly recognisable Ottoman homes with their red tiled roofs. Once you own your own villa for sale in Alanya, Antalya, Turkey you can visit all the attractions whenever you choose.
The gorgeous Damlatas Caves where discovered in 1948 and is known as a healing cave especially for sufferers of asthma. Although you can visit if you are not a sufferer, just to see the beauty of them. Dim Cave is another natural site and one to be visited. Cleopatra Beach as already mentioned is known worldwide and hosts international volleyball matches in the summer. It runs adjacent to the wide promenade and across the road is brimming with cafes, bars and restaurants to cater for everyone’s tastes. Cleopatra Beach is the longest in Alanya and runs 2 km from Damlatas Cave to Dinek. History buffs will be delighted to learn that, Antony (the famous Roman General) is said to have given Cleopatra, Alanya as a gift. Whenever she left her native Egypt it’s said she always stopped at Alanya as she loved this gorgeous stretch of the Mediterranean Sea and visited the beach from her castle via a secret tunnel. Are you interested yet in Alanya, Antalya, Turkey villas for sale?
What are the villas in Alanya, Antalya, Turkey for sale like? They usually start from 3 bedrooms upwards to 5 or even more. The can be semi-detached or stand-alone (detached) they can be part of a complex or stand within their own plot in a walled and gated garden. If you buy a villa for sale in Alanya, Antalya, Turkey on a complex, you will pay a maintenance fee. This fee can be paid monthly or yearly and goes towards the upkeep of the complex including the communal swimming pool, landscaped gardens, lighting of communal areas and other amenities the complex may have. The advantage of buying a holiday home for sale in Alanya, Antalya, Turkey on a complex is the costs of running the complex, is shared between all the owners of the Turkish villas on the site.
If you opt to buy a villa in Alanya, Antalya, Turkey for sale within its own grounds, you are responsible for the upkeep of your own pool and gardens. You can either pay a company to look after your swimming pool during the summer or you can look after it yourself. The advantage of buying a detached villa for sale in Alanya, Antalya, Turkey in its own garden, is you have complete say as to whatever you want in your own grounds. Maybe you would want a BBQ and gazebo, seating areas where you can eat al fresco and terrace areas where you can lie on a sun bed and catch the rays.
When choosing a house in Alanya, Antalya, Turkey for sale you need to weigh up the options of what you want. How many bedrooms, how many bathrooms, do you want a swimming pool and what amenities you want close by to you. Do you want to be in the middle of the resort where everything is on hand or do you want to be somewhere more quiet and peaceful? With this option you have the choice of dipping in and out of Alanya city centre and the vibrant atmosphere it offers. Villas for sale in Alanya, Antalya, Turkey offer both options with amazing sea, mountain or countryside views.
Villas in Turkey serve up beautiful homes in delightful locations. If you are a sociable person or want to make new friends, the best option for you would be to buy a property in Alanya, Antalya, Turkey for sale on a complex. You can mix with other owners and see them every time you visit your overseas home in Alanya, Antalya, Turkey. If you like your privacy, opt for a detached villa for sale in Alanya, Antalya, Turkey where you can enjoy solitude in your home where you can fully relax.
Homes for sale in Alanya, Antalya, Turkey for sale are set in stunning locations with whatever vista you prefer to have. They are well designed and built homes in modern and contemporary designs or traditional villas that blend sympathetically in to the surrounding scenery. The fixtures and fittings are of high quality as are all the materials used in the build. Modern kitchens and bathrooms with high quality cabinetry and units are installed and wall and floor tiles are modern in design and of excellent quality. Large windows and patios doors allow plenty of natural sunlight to flood in to these properties and let the beautiful views in.
Overseas homes for sale in Alanya, Antalya, Turkey are dotted throughout the resort and offer a comfortable lifestyle. This lifestyle choice you are about to make will both enhance and enrich your lifestyle throughout the year and for many years to come. Lovely homes with terraces and balconies let you sit outside in the sunshine or in shady areas and it promotes a feeling of wellbeing and, you feel healthier. It’s a known fact that we need Vitamin D which our bodies make when we are outside in the sun. The air is clean and you find you will swim more and walk, maybe even take more bike rides which in turn gives you a healthy lifestyle. Add in to this the fabulous Turkish, Mediterranean style diet and you feel better all round.
If your budget allows, do try and invest in a luxury villa for sale in Alanya, Antalya, especially if you are making the move to Alanya on a full time basis. The panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea are breathtaking. Most luxury villas will have a large private swimming pool or infinity pool and an indoor pool. A gym, sauna and hot tub on your own private terrace are the ultimate in luxury living. There could be a cinema room and private garage with extra storage rooms. These villas obviously cost more, however as the saying goes “you only get what you pay for” and if you want luxury, you can find it in Alanya in plentiful supply.
If the move to Alanya is a permanent one, maybe you just need a different lifestyle or you are gearing up for retirement why not build your own villa? This way you can choose your own plot with the views you want. You can buy one plot or several plots together to make a huge plot of land which can house a large and spacious villa with 5/6 bedrooms, maybe even more. By designing your own home, you are getting the house of your dreams. In Turkey you are allowed to build on a specific percentage of the total plot, therefore the total plot size determines the size of the villa.
You can discuss with the architect your wants, needs, design and layout of your home. You can choose the size and how many balconies/terraces you want, the kitchen cabinets and worktops plus tiling. There is a huge choice of bathroom suites and the choice is utterly yours. Do you want a swimming pool? You can pick the size and design, landscaped gardens or featured areas. What about a hot tub on your terrace? Where you can spend many a balmy evening enjoying the tranquil peace of your own garden. This will be the house of your dreams, it will be your forever home.
What are the flights like to Alanya? Direct flights from the UK to Antalya International Airport (AYT) which is the main airport foreigners will use to reach Alanya, takes around 4 hours and 20 minutes. From the airport to the centre of Alanya is a 90 minute car journey. Transfers are via shuttle bus, private car transfer, private car hire or you can grab a taxi as there are always plenty outside of arrivals at the airport. There is another airport in Alanya called Gazipasa Airport (GZP) which is only a 44 minute transfer. This is more convenient although, there are not as yet, as many flights from the UK to Gazipasa Airport at the moment, this will change shortly.
What is the weather like in Alanya? It is a Mediterranean climate, so no surprises there, boasting 300 days of wonderful sunshine per year with hot and dry summers and mild winters. The winter months of January and February still see around 22 days of glorious sunshine, which is a massive draw for holiday home buyers or for those who live permanently in Alanya. January is the coldest month where temperatures average 15°C and the sizzling summer season of July and August see temperatures of 34°C but don’t be surprised if they soar. The summer months can be very humid however sun worshippers will revel in the heat. July has the most daily hours of sunshine, with 13 hours per day throughout the whole month.
Alanya ticks boxes for just about everyone. It’s a family friendly resort as well as catering for couples and groups of friends who want to party in the sun and have a great time. The resort is large enough to accommodate all and the party scene is away from family entertainment. The marina area with its fabulous yachts and boats is where most of the action takes place late in to the night. Open air nightclubs are the place to head to for a vibrant night out. Live music venues offer Turkish dance music to the latest sounds across the UK and Europe and all night dance music is laid on by guest DJ’s.
Are you looking to change your lifestyle and invest in Alanya? If you want a holiday home in the Turkish sunshine which offers a fabulous location with amazing beaches, sightseeing and local ancient history this is the place for you. Are you looking to retire if not now, in the future? This could be the ideal home or holiday base for you. The Mediterranean coast is the preferred coast for many and Alanya is not called the Turkish Riviera for nothing. This lifestyle will give you options to spend time in your home land and in beautiful Alanya. Although I will warn you, once you have stayed in Alanya, you won’t ever want to leave it!