A look at the most popular places to buy real estate in Turkey
Altinkum is a rapidly growing resort popular with British and Turkish tourists because of its sandy beach. It is close to Bodrum airport and offers some of the cheapest property on the entire Turkish coast, with apartments available from just £30,000.
Bodrum is one of the country’s most popular resorts, with interesting sights, good shopping and excellent nightlife. Beyond the main town are a string of very different, smaller resorts. There is a wide selection of property from budget apartments to multi-million dollar villas. Popular areas include Gumusluk and Yalikavak, with its new marina.
Calis is Fethiye’s nearest beach resort and it is attracting British buyers in droves thanks to some very affordable property and a long stretch of seashore.
Hisaronu & Ovacik: Set in lovely mountain scenery with the Ölüdeniz lagoon nearby, these two resorts near Fethiye are hugely popular with buyers – particularly from Britain. However prices have risen dramatically in recent years.
Kalkan is an attractive, friendly resort with plenty to do in the surrounding area. The town has grown explosively in recent years and offers lots of villas and apartments for sale and rent.
Within 45 minutes of Antalya airport and close to the golf courses of Belek, Side has sandy beaches and Roman ruins which make it a popular family resort for British, Irish and Scandinavian tourists. The area has mainly apartment complexes with relatively few villas due to the high price of land.
Alanya is a large seaside town with good beaches, entertainment and services. There is a wide choice of apartments and the town now has a large expatriate community. Development stretched for over 25 km along the coast, with prices dropping as you move away from the centre, to areas such as Mahmutlar.
Plans for a golf course and marina have caused intense interest in the area around Dalaman from developers and buyers. Prices have increased dramatically over the last 2 years, though they are still lower than neighbouring resorts.
There is alot of interest in property in Istanbul due to rapidly growing demand for housing in the city. Prices have risen dramatically in the last 18 months and look set to continue rising in the face of the city’s rapid growth and the rising affluence of the population.