This seaside resort lies in the Mediterranean region of Turkey. The city has become an established tourist hotspot accounting for up to 9% of the country's tourist intake and 30% of the foreign purchases of real estate giving it promising investment prospects. Damlata beach is a point of interest, famous for its dripping caves and fantastic display of stalagmites. Cleopatra Beach is, according to locals said to have derived its name from being part of Mark Antony's dowry to the Queen of Egypt.
Facing the Greek island of Kos, Bodrum is a port town and registered international centre for yachting and tourism. Offering a blend of artistic and tourist based attractions there is plenty of culture within this town. The international marina draws in many seafarers and boating fanatics and diving courses for all levels are available. The area is popular with Turks and Europeans looking to buy holiday and second homes.
Dalaman lies on the south western coast of Turkey and has its own international airport. The growth of citrus fruit plays an important role in the local economy as does the tourists draw to as yet uncommercialised natural beach.
Situated on the western coast of Turkey, Didim is another coastal area that is showing increasing tourist interest. This town has great historical significance and is home to the ruins of the Temple of Apollo. The area has warm winters which aid its tourism industry and it is generally a very quiet resort, ideal for families.
Fethiye and Kusadasi are also tipped to be good holiday investment hotspots. These coastline towns are not necessarily anymore attractive than others but offer a good infrastructure and are established tourist destinations with an existing expat community and regular international flights.
Ankara and Istanbul
Whilst the coast offers numerous attractions for the second home owner the real investment opportunities lie closer to the capital, Ankara and the historic city of Istanbul.
Although Ankara is the second largest city behind Istanbul, it is the centre for government in Turkey and is an important base for industry and commerce as it lies at the centre of the country's road and rail links. The city also caters for a thriving student body with several universities and colleges.
Istanbul is a hugely important centre of historical culture across Turkey and the world. The city is the financial and industrial centre of the country thanks to its land and sea trade routes and accounts for 55% of all the country's trade. A large boom in population has led to rapid expansion more recently and the city thrives from its tourism.
Rental yields in both Ankara and Istanbul can be very high.