Antalya Area Guide
Antalya is the largest province in the south of Turkey with the fastest growing population and one of the busiest regions for tourism in the whole of Turkey, attracting visitors from all corners of the world for various reasons; it might be the miles and miles of sandy beaches, the wonderful ancient history, the stunning scenery or the year-round climate of long hot summers and very short mild winters.
A big advantage when looking to buy property in Antalya is that the area is accessible all year-round as Antalya airport accepts international flights throughout the year, unlike other airports that serve the likes of Marmaris, Fethiye and Bodrum where flights are season related for the summer and this is ideal when looking at investing in Antalya real estate with the hope of achieving a year-round income.
The Old Town area of Kaleici is the heart of Antalya, a very busy area of the city built rather like an amphitheatre around Antalya’s old harbour, where you find all the history, culture and entertainment however, if you are searching for Antalya property for sale in this area you may well be disappointed with the choices that can be found as the area is all about ancient architecture rather than modern homes, therefore, most Antalya property buyers purchase homes on the outskirts of the city in more popular residential areas such as Lara Beach to the east of the city or property in Konyaalti which is an up-and-coming modern marina area slightly west of the city, all with very easy access to Kaleici and its history, the international airport, the more modern city centre shopping malls etc, never too far from a beautiful beach and all perfect areas for year-round living in Antalya.
Even though an ever growing city, you can still see some stunning scenery as Antalya property for sale will, on most occasions, offer a wonderful view of nature with the area’s colossal Taurus Mountains, flowing rivers and babbling streams along with the stunning Duden Waterfalls, or you can head off further afield to one of southern Turkey’s most popular tourist attractions of Saklikent Gorge with its icy cold waters flowing down from the mountains and perhaps try your dare devil skills and have a go at white water rafting.
Other areas in which you can buy property in Antalya are found further along the coastline starting from Kalkan to the west to eastern Alanya with several areas in between.