Property in Turkey
Property in Turkey: Turkey has become a popular destination for Brits looking for retirement homes, in addition to luring millions of us each year for vacations and affordable holiday homes (or at least long winters away). It’s less expensive to live in than some of our old favorites, and some say the Turkish people are kinder than those in the western Mediterranean.
Turkey’s 700-kilometer Aegean/Mediterranean coast, from Cesme in the north to Alanya in the south, boasts a string of unique coastal villages and resorts. This is by far the most popular location for purchasing – after all, who wouldn’t be enticed by a place dubbed the Turquoise Coast? Oludeniz, possibly the most gorgeous tiny length of sand in the Mediterranean, is one of the most stunning attractions.
There are other places that combine beach life with classical heritage, such as Bodrum, which is home to one of the Ancient World’s Seven Wonders. David Beckham and David Cameron are among the famous aficionados of the Turquoise Coast’s beaches and waterways.
However, Turkey is more than just a beach destination. It has ski resorts close to Fethiye, as well as adventure sports such as white-water rafting, hiking, and paragliding. Turkey, as a Muslim country, has a more modest approach toward holiday enjoyment than some other countries, with a little less excessive hedonism.
Much of this coast was inhabited by Greeks and Turks together until the 1920s, and the combination of styles, especially in historic fishing communities like esme, may be very appealing. Home searchers have also ventured a bit further inland, to places such as Uzumlu, which are nestled among the forested hills.
The British are the largest international property buyers in Turkey, with substantial communities forming. More than 5,000 Britons, for example, have made Fethiye their home, enticed by appealing flats starting at less than £50,000. Russians were were major customers in Turkey, but tensions between the two countries have significantly reduced this.
There are alternatives to the Mediterranean coast, which offers the most popular sites to buy and the simplest access to English-speaking agents, lawyers, and specialists. Although the Black Sea coast is wetter and more rugged, the old port city of Trabzon has drawn some daring buyers. The vast interior of Turkey, as well as the cities of Izmir and Istanbul, might become investment hotspots as Turkey’s economy grows as a crossroads between East and West.