ABOUT ANTALYA REGION
Antalya is located on the southern Mediterranean coast of Turkey. It is the largest year round coastal city boasting over 200km of beaches, coves and bays to discover and explore. Antalya is a both classically beautiful and stylishly modern. It’s a charming and historic region made up of a number of popular resorts and areas. The region has rightfully lured international holidaymakers and property investor for many years.
The Antalya region attracts around a third of Turkey’s foreign tourist numbers each year and is the countries largest international sea resort homing an array of impressive world class marinas. It was the worlds third most visited city by number of arrivals in 2011 and is one of the fastest growing Turkish provinces.
Offering wonderful warm long hot summers, stunning scenery, great transport links and excellent investment potential, Antalya is popular with those looking to purchase Turkish property for rental, those seeking holiday homes, and many wishing to reside on the coast permanently.
The Antalya region is large and popular. It’s made up of a number of differing areas and resorts, each with their own charms – chances are there’s an area of Antlaya that will appeal to you. Take a look at our description guides for a more detailed insight.
ANTALYA REGION AND RESORTS
Antalya city centre has something to offer the most discerning of visitor with it’s fascinating blend of traditional and contemporary all served up with a good helping of sea views
Kaleci, the walled ‘old town’, is an enchanting warren of narrow cobbled streets home to all manner of historic buildings, boutique hotels, souvenir shops, restaurants, bars and nightlife. A great place to explore, it is the place to while away an afternoon or evening people watching and relaxing over a cool drink in the shade and is a complete contrast to the fancy shopping malls and newly designed high street stores that surround it. As you would expect from a modern city centre, all your needs are catered for. There’s a variety of government and private hospitals and medical clinics, a good selection of schools, embassies, government offices, theatres, arts and entertainment establishments. It’s easy to live in Antalya! Few residential properties lie in the heart of the city. You will find the majority of the properties we represent in the neighbourhoods and resorts that surround it.
The attractive seaside resort of Kemer lies just over 40km from central Antalya. It is one of the most popular destinations with tourists and those seeking all-inclusive holidays. A large and modern resort, it boasts blue flag beaches, a fabulous marina with 180 berth capacity, great shopping and a growing number of quality Turkish properties for sale.
Konyaalti is one of the most popular ex-pat choices of location. It’s beach, fancy resort hotels, wide choice of amenities and excellent medical facilities have attracted residents from around the world giving the area a decidedly cosmopolitan feel.
Konyaalti is conveniently situated on the Med just a few kilometres west of central Antalya. It is a relatively new suburb having sprung up since the 1990’s, and it continues to grow and progress steadily into one of the most prized locations along the Turkish coast. The long stretch of public beach backed by modern shops, restaurants, hotels and facilities mean there’s plenty of choice of entertainment no matter what your interest or taste. It’s excellent transport links mean easy access to the city centre, airport, neighbouring towns or sites of interest. Konyaalti will appeal to those wanting to stay in the heart of a thriving resort, those looking for premium rental returns or investors looking for property in an area where demand and prices are rising consistently. There is a good choice of apartments and a few villas on offer in the area. The closer you are to the sea front, the higher the price tag. You are looking at apartments starting from around £70,000 and villas from c£150,000.
The popular and very modern resort of Lara lies just 12km from Antalya centre. The suburb has grown significantly over the ten or so years largely due to the popularity of its fabulous blue-flag beach. It now boasts a thriving town centre, great variety of all-inclusive and luxury resort hotels, wonderful nightlife and great shopping. Lara offers superb rental potential or is the ideal choice for a holiday home.
Lara has a decidedly modern and unique feel to it – think a little Vegas without gambling! There’s an impressive array of fancy resort hotels and complexes along the seafront with names such and Kremlin Palace, Concord, Venice and Titanic – with exteriors and design somewhat reflecting the name. Lara attracts holidaymakers, international conferences, exhibitions and shows from around the world ensuring a year round rental demand. Lara is a place for return based investors, those wanting to retire and holiday home seekers. Although there are some basic apartments starting at around £70,000, you are more likely to be spending well in excess of £100,000 on property in Lara, some luxury 3+ bed options with sea views £300,000+. There are very few villas in the area.
For all those that enjoy a spot of golf in fabulous surroundings, Belek takes some beating! Arguably Turkey’s best golfing resort, it homes a wealth of world class all-inclusive five star hotels and golf courses, some with private properties adjoining. Just 30km east from Antalya centre, it has a good beach and transport links and is popular with those seeking a golfing or rental Turkish property
Belek is Antalya’s (and possibly Turkey’s) golfers choice! With a choice of 17 courses in the area, it’s the ideal location for anyone who enjoys a few rounds. But it’s not all golf in Belek, there’s other activities to keep you occupied. A visit to Kursunlu Waterfall with its hidden cave, or the Hellenistic city of Perge is also well worth a visit. The majority of the golf courses back the long coastline, some backing beaches. Most are linked with hotels offering excellent entertainment, eateries and spas. Behind the hotels lie the shops, restaurants and bars and properties for sale. Belek is a great choice for the investor wanting to take advantage of high rental yields or simply wanting an affordable home in the sun with championship courses on the doorstep. Apartments start at around £45,000, villas from c£70,000.
Situated 70km from Antalya is Side. A former Greek town, it is one of the most fascinating towns in the Antalya region. Looking out over the clear blue waters of the Med, it is a historic town packed full of character, where ruins and monuments lie side by side with modern shops, cafes, hotels, bars and buildings. Appealing to those looking for a blend of traditional and contemporary, it is a very popular tourist and property investor choice with a number of very affordable properties on offer
It’s not hard to see why the Romans cherished time in Side – it’s a town with a lot to offer. Visitors are treated to great shopping, fabulous beaches, excellent facilities, cafes, bars and restaurants – all the makings of a great modern lifestyle. Add to that the ancient old town with its Roman open-air museum and the Temple of Apollo separating two of the town’s main beaches and you have the perfect mix of past and present. There’s a wide variety of property on offer from beach residences to traditional apartments and cottages – all at reasonable prices. The area has a cosmopolitan mix of residents and is particularly popular with Brits and Scandinavians. Apartments in Side start at c£50,000.
The pretty Mediterranean coastal town of Alanya is 1.5 hours drive from Antalya city. It is a historic town renowned for its walled fortress scattered 140 historical towers. Its excellent beaches, natural attractions (such as Damlatas Cave) and its historical sites have ensured Alanya is a firm tourist favourite with the area accounting for nine per cent of Turkey’s annual tourism numbers.
For those seeking a property with firm buy to let potential, Alanya has it covered. Properties can be picked up at a great price (from c£35,000) and living in the area is easy with all the necessities for modern living close at hand. It’s a investment destination with over 30% of foreign property purchases in Turkey being made there according to statistics.
The charming fishing town of Kas lies 168km from Antalya city and is accessible via Dalaman or Antalya Airports (a 2 hour transfer from both). Kas is a sophisticated town popular with Europeans and the yacht crowd. At its heart is a pretty working harbour with a warren of narrow little streets filled with an eclectic mix of restaurants, bars, hotels and boutiques stretching back up the steep hillsides from the water front.
The Kas region of Antalya Province is famed for its sea vistas, tourism and citrus farms. Although the main income for the area is derived from tourism, head out of the hustle and bustle of the town centre to be surrounded by lemon and orange groves. Take a day trip and sail 2km out of harbour to the Greek island of Meis (Kastelorizo), one of the prettiest islands and a key ingredient in making the sea views and sunsets so mesmerising. Properties in Kas start from around £70,000 for an apartment with luxury villas and mansions starting from c£200,000.
Kalkan is a sophisticated little harbour town around 1.5hours drive from Dalaman, Another popular European choice, it is hard not to be taken in by its glorious sea view properties and traditional Ottoman buildings draped in bougainvillea.
Kalkan is beautifully caught between the tumbling Taurus Mountains and the azure blue waters of the Mediterranean. A 15 minute drive out of Kalkan town will bring you to the un-crowded white sand beaches of Patara and Kaputas, highly protected areas being the habitats of rare loggerhead (Carretta Caretta) turtles. Further beaches are to be found in the coves of Kalamar, Kiziltas and Kisla. Backed by Lycian and Roman ruins, Kalkan falls under strict building laws meaning no high-rises here, just a varied selection of white washed luxury villas and apartments stretching up the hillsides surrounding the bay and town centre. As you would expect, al the necessities for easy living are at hand including a fabulous array of local and international restaurants, shops, boutiques and bistros. Property in Kalkan is varied, from older apartments with price tags from c£50,000, to luxury sea view villas costing way in excess of £1 Million.
TRANSPORT LINKS TO/FROM ANTALYA
Airports – Antalya International Airport runs regular flights to the UK and many European destinations year around alongside frequent domestic flights around Turkey. The airport is located around a 15 minute drive from the city centre.
Buses – Antalya’s main bus station (otogar) is located just outside the city centre. Here you find regular first class coach services to most cities and towns throughout Turkey. Smaller, local buses run in resorts and around the city centre taking you to neighbouring villages, resorts and attractions.
Sea Bus – A sea bus run to Kemer from the city centre during the summer months. It normally leaves early morning, returning late afternoon/evening.
Tram – A tram runs through the city centre.
WHY INVEST IN ANTALYA REGION?
The Antalya region is not only a well known Mediterranean tourist and sea resort, but also a very attractive location for property investors. It’s one of the most visited provinces in Turkey.
The region is large and diverse divided into many smaller towns and resorts, each with their own attractions. If it’s a golfing property you’re after, there’s lots on offer in places like Belek. Buy to let properties attract premium rewards in most locations. Looking for a holiday home? There’s ton’s of choice, and if you are thinking of moving to the sun permanently, Antalya is an excellent choice. With properties starting from as little as £40,000 for an apartment, take a look at what’s on offer – you may just find what you’re looking for!