Hello and welcome to the updated Turkeyvilla site. We’ve removed a lot of outdated content and are attempting to make things as user friendly as possible. The forum stays as is given that it still holds a terrific amount of information on life and buying and settling in Turkey. It also happens to have some brilliant contributors that once known become fantastic friends for life.
So, why Turkey?
For me it’s a no brainer, superb climate, that is sun for 300 days a year; the most hospitable welcome you will find anywhere in the world, organic produce that is affordable, healthy and tastes like it should! Options of living the tourist lifestyle, the self sufficient, the private or the gregarious.
It’s a country that has undergone dramatic changes in the last decade and is still as dynamic as ever. Economically, while a huge swathe of the globe suffers, Turkey is doing more than holding it’s own. While inflation is problematic (as anywhere) it still remains cheaper for property purchase and day to day living. Banks are currently paying round the 8% mark in interest rates on savings in TL; the Bodrum Bulletin site has an excellent chart here.
If you are looking to make the move to Turkey there are links to property available and coming shortly will be a link to only current and available property to buy or rent. Prices will vary from area to area with Istanbul topping the scale while villages that fall within the scope of purchase houses requiring renovation/updating can be picked up for as little as 25000 TL, that’s just under £9000 but do factor in legal costs etc.
For the holiday maker.
Whether you want beach, nature, retreat, specialised art/yoga holidays, shopping or idling by the pool you can have it! From the 6 star (yes 6!) hotels to self catering, private rental, pension or youth hostel, caravaning and camping it’s available.
Turkey is a huge country that is very diverse. The traditional resorts will all offer you clear blue seas, some with better beaches than others, bars, restaurants and disco’s, tours to out of the way places, gullet trips, yachting, diving, skiing (honestly!), trekking by jeep or pony, paragliding, well you think of it and it can be found. Move away from the resorts and you can steep in history or walk through amazing locations or become awed at the incredibly natural beauty spots scattered across the land. Find yourself a wee BnB in a tucked away agricultural village and get down and get dirty! The holiday maker is certainly catered for in all it’s shapes and sizes.