One of the first steps in settling into your new life in Turkey will be organising transport – so you’ve got your independence to travel round and explore your beautiful new home country. However, there are rules on driving in Turkey that you need to follow, whether you’re bringing a car over or, like most people, purchasing one there.
Turkey’s a fascinating mixture of East and West – and its architecture is testimony to that. You can find anything from modern, European-style villas to intricately detailed Ottoman townhouses. We explore the main types of Turkish houses.
Turkey is a land of contrasts, from its sun-drenched beaches to its soaring mountains. Filling the gaps are the great city of Istanbul, world-class coastal resorts, historic ruins and monuments, Aegean olive groves and hilly hinterlands. Whether you choose to indulge in Turkey’s many wonders by buying a holiday home or moving here permanently, you will need to obtain a residence permit.
Where should you buy a property in Bodrum? Protruding into the Aegean Sea from the south-west coast of Turkey, the Bodrum Peninsula caters for every taste and budget. From the upmarket resorts to its relaxed coastal villages, tourism and tradition live harmoniously side by side here. Named after the seaside resort town near its centre, it’s also home to other popular destinations, including Göltürkbükü, Gümüşlük, Yalıkavak and Bitez.
Deciding where to buy a holiday home in Turkey might leave you scratching your head, such is its size, diversity and sheer beauty. Don’t be overwhelmed; be excited at the prospect of discovering this fabulous land.