It has long been regarded that Altinkum or Didim located on the west Aegean coastline of Turkey offers the best value property in Turkey. This in no way means the property is cheap, its means it offers excellent value for money. There is a selection of apartments, duplexes and villas throughout this resort which is known as “Little Britain” due to many UK expats who have made this small corner of Turkey their home.
Bodrum is just 90 minutes from Altinkum but they are very different resorts, Bodrum is classy and cosmopolitan and offers a very different feeling to all who visit. They admire the pretty whitewashed houses set into the hills with their splashes of colourful blooms draping the walls. This is a very picturesque town and once visited its never forgotten and that’s why many invest here.
Kusadasi is a main port of Turkey and the cruise ships dock all through the summer months filled with passengers who want to spend a few days here sightseeing. Beaches, bars and restaurants are in abundance in Kusadasi, the harbour area comes alive in the evenings with music. Shopping is what Kusadasi is famous for with leather goods especially, sold all over the town, this is where you can pick up some fantastic bargains.
Altinkum is a small resort but has everything there you could possibly want including 3 golden beaches alongside promenades and harbours. The resort is packed with bars and restaurants suitable for all, family fun is what Altinkum is all about and they welcome children with open arms. There is a fun fair which is suitable for youngsters, teenagers and adults, a beautiful marina which is home to large yachts and designer shopping plus cafes and restaurants and the prestigious yacht club. The historic ruin of the Apollon Temple is here and a water park is just on the outskirts of the town.
Property prices in Altinkum start from less than £34,000 which is a 2 bedroom apartment on a complex. A 3 bedroom duplex is currently for sale for just over £46,000 and a 3 bedroom semi detached villa can be yours from £101.524 where else can you buy affordable property? In Europe you would expect to pay more than double or even more for a property similar to these in a resort.
Bodrum is another popular area with great value property for sale. Bodrum is a cosmopolitan town which is visited by many different foreigners who love to holiday there. It has beaches and marinas with beautiful palm fringed promenades and its very own fortress. This is an upmarket resort and wealthy visitors come here and moor their fabulous yachts in the bay. Princes and other dignitaries have visited spending vast amounts of money in the exclusive eateries along the waters edge. Designer shopping is a must in any of the splendid shopping centres here.
Property in Bodrum has the very best prices available. A 1 bedroom apartment on a lovely complex will cost from as little as £38,000, a 2 bedroom duplex will cost around £54,500 and 3 bedroom detached villas start from around £187,428. Yes it’s clear to see these prices are more expensive than Altinkum but we are talking about a different resort altogether and what you are getting for your money is mainly based on the location. Most properties in Bodrum have extensive sea views and this is another reason why you would pay more and potential buyers are happy to pay the extra cost.
Kusadasi offers hustle and bustle and as I have already said it is a main port and is exceptionally busy entertaining the crusie ships that dock here. Its shopping centre and markets offer an array of goods and its local attractions include the famous Ladies Beach (which incidentally isn’t just for ladies) Pigeon Island, Dilek National Park, and Water Parks for all the family. Nearby is its most famous attraction Ephesus which is an ancient ruin and has been clarified with its award of UNESCO World Heritage Centre status. Thousands visit Ephesus year on year, such is its importance.
Property prices in Kusadasi start at £49,950 for a 2 bedroom apartment on a delightful new complex, if you need a little more space a 3 bedroom apartment can be yours for £59,950 or if you want a 3 bedroom villa which will give you more privacy and freedom of movement you can snap one up for £99,950 or really indulge yourself and invest in a 4 bedroom triplex villa for £139,950.
So, if you plan to visit the Aegean this summer and you are searching for the ideal holiday home take a look at the properties for sale in Altinkum, Bodrum and Kusadasi, it will change your lifestyle forever and I should know because it changed mine!