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2018 announced as the year of Troy

We are all aware of the legend of Troy and none other than Brad Pitt brought it to the cinema screen way back in 2004. It has recently been announced that 2018 will be The Year of Troy which will coincide with the 20th year anniversary of the ancient city of Troy’s recognition by UNESCO […]

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Turkish cities amongst top tourist destinations

It goes without saying that Turkey is a popular country to visit throughout the season; tourists have been taking their annual holidays here for many a year. The seaside resorts are popular along the Mediterranean and Aegean Coastlines for families and groups of friends to take their much-needed sunshine break and we all know that […]

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New plans in store for the ancient city of Ephesus

The ancient city of Ephesus which is just over an hour away from Didim is destined to once again have a harbour on the Aegean coast, according to plans announced for a new project. Ephesus is one of the most visited sites in Turkey; it is noted as one of Turkeys top tourist attractions. It […]

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Turkey aspire to attract 1.5 million health tourism visitors per year by 2023

Turkey once again has big plans to attract more visitors via the health tourism system it has recently announced. They are aiming to attract 1.5 million health tourism visitors and one million thermal tourism visitors per year in order to become the world’s number two in the health tourism sector by 2023, Health Minister Ahmet […]

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5 million Russians visit Antalya in 2017

Antalya is hitting the news headlines again and its popularity is growing with the number of Russian tourists to the area predicted to top 5 million by the end of this year the tourism association have stated on 24th October. The Mediterranean Touristic Hoteliers’ Association spokesperson Erkan Yağcı said “these figures indicated a much stronger […]

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Turkey to entice cruise ships to aid tourism

Due to events worldwide in 2016 tourism in Turkey took a hit with a significant drop in visitors, tourists and holidaymakers. Yes, the faithful still arrived in their thousands particularly holidaymakers who know Turkey well and holiday home owners who visit several times a year. In recent months however reports from the giants of air […]

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Driving in Turkey? Handy hints

Living in Turkey? Then you need to either apply for a Turkish driving license or you can keep your UK license as long as your passport is stamped that you leave Turkey every 6 months, most people either visit their homeland or take a day trip to Kos for example. This is correct at the […]

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Is St Nicholas final resting place in Turkey?

Is St Nicholas buried in Turkey? We all now know he originates from here born on 15th March 270 AD in Patara, Lycia, Turkey of Greek nationality; he died on the 6th December 343 AD in Myra, Turkey and Archaeologists think they may have taken a step closer to finding his grave, as they found […]

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Property sales to foreigners in Turkey soar in September

In recent months the upturn in property sales in Turkey to foreigners is extremely encouraging. Official data reported on the 25th September showed the sales to foreign investors rose again in August as a total of 1,684 houses were sold to foreign nationals with an increase of 11.4% compared to August 2016. Topping the buyers […]

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Turkey to continue year-round daylight saving

Last year saw Turkey move to daylight saving time on March 27, 2016, at 3:00 a.m. local time, moving clocks forward one hour, and has not resumed standard Turkish time since. “I abolished the winter-summer time difference,” the prime minister, Binali Yıldırım, said in a speech to provincial governors. “There will be no confusion now. […]

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Turkish construction Ağaoğlu Group signs investment deal in Bodrum

Bodrum is hitting the news once again as this month Turkey’s construction Ağaoğlu Group has said it signed a letter of intent with investors from China and Hong Kong to build a 12 million square metre tourism city in the Aegean resort of Bodrum. In a statement issued on 15th September, the Ağaoğlu Group said […]

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The Monumental Fountain undergoing restoration in Side Antalya

Restoration and conversation is set to start again at The Monumental Fountain known as Nymphaeum in the ancient city of Side in the southern province of Antalya’s Manavgat district. Restorations began in 2004 on the Monumental Fountain which dates back to the 2nd century A.D. Antalya Surveying and Monuments Director Cemil Karabayram, who recently visited the […]

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7 million foreign tourists visit Istanbul so far!

The number of foreign visitors, tourists and holidaymakers to Turkey especially Istanbul are still increasing as the latest figures submitted shows, which is great news. The figures are up from last year and Istanbul has had nearing 7 million in 2017 so far! The number of foreign tourists visiting Istanbul rose by 10.8% in the […]

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What is Dask Insurance for Turkish properties?

This year, in particular, we have seen a fair few tremors on the Turkish coast in the Aegean Sea. DASK stands for Doğal Afet Sigortaları Kurumu (Compulsory Earthquake Insurance) which covers you for Earthquakes and the Government have implemented new regulations. The Disaster Insurance Code came into force in 2012 which made Dask insurance compulsory […]

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Turkey’s budget airline Pegasus adding European flights?

As Turkey is seeing an upturn for flights from Europe increasing, Turkish budget airline Pegasus wants a piece of the action. Pegasus has announced it’s looking to boost their flights between Europe and Turkey following the trend of many European based airlines adding more seats and extra routes to Turkey’s favourite destinations. Pegasus chief commercial […]

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