Wednesday, 3 March 2010

I'd like to buy property in Turkey - but where?

In the coming weeks, we’re going to explore the best options for anyone thinking of buying a property in Turkey. Whether you’re a retiree seeking a permanent home; a young couple looking for an investment property or a family seeking a holiday home, we can set you on the road to finding out what is best for you.

Part one: young families looking for a permanent home.

Moving overseas can be a daunting prospect if you have a young family – even if you know that country well. You might have been to Turkey on a holiday or two, but there’s much to consider for a permanent move.

We’ve compiled a guide to the best places in Turkey for young families, so you can make informed choices on the area that best suits you.

Antalya City's blend of ancient architecture and modern facilities make it a fascinating place to live. 

Antalya City

The fast-growing Antalya City is one of Turkey’s most vibrant areas. Its youthful population injects the city with a lively energy and there's so much going on. There are plenty of international schools and hospitals, and a good network of expats. The climate here is typically Mediterranean, with long, hot summers and mild, rainy winters. It's not far to the beach or to Antalya's other coastal areas. Antalya City is also close to some of Turkey's most beautiful spots, including the golfing region of Belek, the beautiful beaches of Side and the charming village of Kalkan. Antalya Airport is close at hand and offers flights to all major European airports.

Bodrum Castle was once the peninsula's most important defence against marauders. Today, it houses an archaeology museum.


The Bodrum peninsula is chock-full of beautiful beaches, quaint villages and intriguing ruins. It's also very compact - no matter where you live on the peninsula you’re no more than a short drive from Bodrum Town, where there are three hospitals, and a number of cultural and historical attractions. The peninsula's only international school is in Ortakent. Bodrum-Milas Airport is about a 45-minute drive away for those quick trips to visit family and friends in your home country. Bodrum's weather is hot and dry in the summer and mild and rainy in the winter – although it's not as mild as Antalya City.

Fethiye's lively centre guarantees a year-round lifestyle.


With 300 days of sunshine, excellent travel links and top facilities like schools, hospitals and airports, the Fethiye region is fast becoming a favourite with families looking for a move to Turkey. Fethiye Town in particular is a lively place all year round.

If you'd like to know more about any of these areas, or find out about any properties on our books, please contact us.


  1. You are right about the 300 days of sunshine in Fethiye. But what makes Fethiye even more special is all the things you can still do on the other 65 days of the year - regardless of the weather!

  2. Baz - I've written a post on Fethiye just for you! Please chip in if you think I've missed anything crucial out. Thanks.

  3. My Mom and Dad are off to Turkey this week for the nth time this year. They said they love the relaxing atmosphere and that the locals are really warm. That get me to thinking to get a villa or a beach house near downtown. What are the things I need to consider? Please advise. Thank you and more power!
    property in Turkey