Bodrum is one of the most picturesque and visited cities in Turkey. It sits on the south west Aegean coast of Turkey and is a favourite holiday destination for many. The Bodrum Peninsula offers up charming panoramic views of Turkey’s coastline, enticing buyers of apartments for sale in Bodrum, Mugla, Turkey. Mugla, is a province in Turkey and is home to some of the prettiest resorts on the south western Aegean coastline. Bodrum is known for its many historical sites and for its rather grand fortification. Bodrum Castle was built circa 1402, it remains intact and sits in the harbour in the centre of Bodrum.
Bodrum in Turkish means ‘basement’ which certainly does not do this lovely location any justice. The delightful marina is referred to as both the Aegean’s and the Mediterranean’s most elite marina and rightly so. It has a 450 berth capacity and is able to accommodate small boats to super yachts. Yes, the wealthy congregate here with their impressive boats and this is the place to hang out. The harbour area is lined with upmarket bars and eateries and music fills the air. Does Bodrum, Mugla, Turkey apartments for sale appeal to you? They appeal too many from around the globe, as foreign investors clamber to this location to snap up beautiful Turkish apartments for sale in Bodrum, Mugla.
Set in to the hillside all along this area are beautiful apartments in Bodrum, Mugla, Turkey for sale, homes in Bodrum are fairly distinctive as most are whitewashed. Don’t be alarmed in to thinking this will make the peninsular look bland, far from it. These houses have colourful blooms outside their homes by way of window boxes, hanging baskets and planters. Bright splashes of colour make the whole area look vibrant with bright pinks and deep purples of bougainvillea cascading from the apartment blocks. Apartments for sale in Bodrum, Mugla, Turkey can be set in small compact complexes or large complexes offering plenty of amenities, it all depends on your preference.
Most apartments for sale in Bodrum, Mugla, Turkey will have extensive sea views over picturesque Bodrum Bay. It doesn’t matter whether you are in the centre of Bodrum or a few miles away in lovely Yalikavak for instance, the views along the peninsula are second to none. It’s one of main reasons why holiday home buyers and investors decide to buy there. Bodrum is also very popular for expats to set up a permanent home there plus, we are seeing younger expats making Bodrum their full time home. The pace of life can be whatever you want it to be, relaxing or upbeat, the choice is yours. Whether you’re a young couple, have a family or retirement age beautiful Bodrum will welcome you with open arms.
If you are thinking of buying a holiday home in the Turkish sunshine, take a look at apartments in Bodrum, Mugla for sale. This is a great way to invest in a holiday home, especially if you have a young family. If you buy on a complex with facilities such as a communal swimming pool with sunbathing areas and sunbeds, its means you can stay close to home if the little ones are tired or a bit cranky, but still enjoy your holiday. During the hottest part of the day you can go indoors to your apartment and have a nap or a bite to eat and it’s a comfortable home away from home.
The advantage of buying an apartment for sale in Bodrum, Mugla, Turkey are the extra amenities on some complexes such a swimming pool, a games room, a children’s playground with slides, swings and climbing frames for example. There may be a café, bar and small restaurant on site too. Children can make friends with other families on site and each time you visit they meet up with their friends again. Large complexes with numerous apartments have communal swimming pools, maybe an indoor one as well which is ideal for the winter months. There will most likely be a fully equipped gym, sauna, steam room, bar, restaurant and small shop.
Bodrum apartments for sale start from 1 bedroom usually up to around 3 bedrooms. They will have a balcony or terrace where you can sit and enjoy morning coffee whilst admiring the views. They have good sized kitchens either separate or sometimes the apartments are open plan. Often there are 2 bathrooms in apartments with 2 bedrooms or more, with one being en-suite. If you want something larger you can opt for a duplex apartment or a penthouse, bedrooms start from 3/4 beds upwards. Duplexes and penthouses generally have amazing views as they are at the upper levels of a block of apartments. They have large balconies and in some cases roof top terraces. These properties have spacious rooms and have large living areas suitable for a large family. This type of property is superb to use for a holiday home, as an investment or to live full time in.
Luxurious beach apartments in Bodrum, Mugla, Turkey for sale are stunning with large amounts of outside space and private garden areas. Often these types of apartments are sometimes part of Boutique Hotels with a range of amazing facilities. Aegean Sea views are magical, with sumptuous cushions on sunbeds with beach side bars serving your every need. These apartments are bright and spacious with luxury kitchens and bathrooms, offering a fabulous lifestyle. If you are looking for a luxury apartment for sale in Bodrum, Mugla, Turkey this is the one that will tick every box.
Bodrum has something for everyone, if you want to be in a picturesque location with sea and marina views you can have it. If you want lively nightlife where you can dance until dawn you can have that too. Numerous beaches keep everyone happy where you can relax and soak up the midday summer sun. When it gets too hot, go for a swim in the crystal clear Aegean Sea and cool off. If you want to be pampered whilst on the beach, there are many beach clubs dotted along the coastline. Here, waiters will bring you refreshments, you don’t need to leave your sunbed or cabana. You can even have a massage whilst you lie on your sun lounger (for a small fee of course).
For those that are partial to sightseeing, Bodrum is an important historical site that has many local attractions. The Castle of St Peter or Bodrum Castle is right in the town centre of Bodrum and can be found at the harbour. Its style is distinctly gothic and you can walk around the well preserved castle and imagine how it defended its city from invaders.
In central Bodrum you will find Bodrum Amphitheatre, it’s also known as Bodrum Antique Theatre, it dates back to 4th century B.C. and many visitors arrive each year to view this amazing site. Bodrum was one called Halicarnassus and this Amphitheatre is indeed exceptionally preserved from the ancient Halicarnassus era. Great to visit in the day and at night tourists and locals visit to see the amazing sunsets which Turkey is famous for.
The Myndos Gate is situated in eastern Bodrum and the gate can be seen with both of its two towers which was once the entrance to the city. The walls of the city are the remains of ancient Halicarnassus. In central Bodrum at Bodrum Castle, you can visit what is left of Bodrum Mausoleum, formally known as The Mausoleum of Halicarnassus. This is one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.
Again at the harbour area you can see the Ottoman Shipyard and Tower, this has been recently restored and is a great afternoon visit as it tells the story of its ancient culture.
Shopping here is an experience not to be missed. You can shop at the large Bazaar at the harbour or in the quaint old town. If you prefer brand names and designer labels head towards the marina with its stylish shops and upmarket cafes and wine bars. Yalikavak Marina screams luxury with its beautiful shops and boutiques showcasing some stunning jewellery collections. If you want that designer handbag or designer shoes this is the place to come too. Of course there are several large shopping mall’s just a few miles from the centre where you will find well-known brand names and local brand named shops too.
If you are a fan of sports this is the place for you. Golf, tennis, horseback riding and just about every water sport you can think of is all to be found in Bodrum. Football is a popular past time and many small football stadiums can be found, if you buy a property you could be invited to join the local team, but be prepared to play after midnight (in the summer months) when its cooler. There are sports centres and gyms plus badminton clubs too, the choice is endless.
Cocktail and wine bars plus upmarket restaurants line the marina and harbour area. Here you will see famous faces from all walks of life. Actors, musicians, models and Royalty all visit Bodrum, this cosmopolitan city lures people from all walks of life. The super yachts in the harbour give it away when someone famous sails in to town. Also from the harbour in the main summer season, you can visit a Greek Island for the day. Kos is a mere one hour away by boat, it’s just 12 miles (20 km) across the Aegean Sea. If you prefer you can stay a few days in Kos, as the boat cruises sail daily.
Another advantage of investing in an apartment in Bodrum, Mugla, Turkey for sale is it’s so easy to get to Bodrum for foreign investors. Bodrum International Airport is just 22 miles (36 km) from the city centre. Flights from the UK for example are around four hours or a little less to reach Bodrum with flights operating daily. In the winter months some flights are available or you can fly in to nearby Izmir or Istanbul and get a connecting flight. These are inexpensive and take just one hour.
Bodrum has a Mediterranean climate which means hot, dry and sunny summers and mild winters that still sees plenty of sunshine. The temperature rarely dips below 15 °C in the winter whilst the summer sees temperatures sizzling around 34 °C.
Bodrum has many beautiful, unspoilt traditional villages close to the centre, or just a few miles away on the outskirts. If you are looking for a holiday home you really can’t go wrong buying in Bodrum. It also has a good expat community who meet each other for social occasions and events. If you are an investor, adding apartments in Bodrum to your portfolio will enrich your property selection. Many people visit Bodrum for their holidays and not all of them want to stay in a hotel. This is where you can earn a good income from your apartment as tourists are turning more and more to private apartments for the duration of their stay. Why do they prefer a private apartment over a hotel? Freedom to come and go as one pleases is a big factor. Plus, hotels do not give you any privacy, and you get bags more room in a private apartment.
Investing in apartments for sale in Bodrum, Mugla, Turkey will enhance your lifestyle. Why? You can visit whenever you want throughout the year, you don’t only have to take your annual summer holiday. Spring and autumn are a lovely time to visit Turkey, as the weather is a little cooler and ideal for sightseeing. Bodrum caters for all, children, teenagers, families, couples and the retired, there really is something for everyone. Many buyers first visit here for a holiday and decide to invest in a lovely holiday home. Plenty of family holidays and holidays with friends ensure making a lifetime of memories. Often, many buyers choose to make Bodrum their full time home.