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24 June 2017 / Lifestyle

Antalya Summer 2017

Antalya is the fifth largest city in Turkey and the capital of the province with the same name. Over 1 million people live in its metropolitan area and is now regarded as the Turkish Riviera, on the beautiful south western coast, with tourist numbers exceeding 12 million in recent years.

The heatwave has made headlines in the UK and property in Antalya is experiencing something of a rise - in bookings of luxury hotels. Much interest stemmed from Russia, with 12th June being National Day there with many Russian citizens flocking to Antalya for that weekend and more.

Antalya is only a 2 hour flight from Moscow, yet has temperatures some 25 degrees higher! Its appeal is hardly surprising, given the 400 miles of sandy beaches and hidden coves. In Belek, golf courses edge the sand, with luxury accommodation being the norm in what has become one of the most upmarket regions of Turkey.


History is at every turn too - from the Roman baths to the Byzantine basilica and Temple of Apollo. In other words, this region is perfect for investors and holiday makers.

Antalya has luxury hotels in abundance, in fact, some of the most luxurious accommodation in Turkey as whole.

Akra hotel is rightly renowned, and is perfectly positioned near  the centre of Antalya. It is five star with outstanding customer reviews. The views from its 471 bedrooms are truly stunning - described as “mesmerising” and “breathtaking” by two visitors. Hardly surprising when the hotel faces the beautiful Bey mountains and the Mediterranean Sea.


The Rixos Downtown Antalya is another luxurious 5 star retreat for all the family. Perched on clifftops, near the verdant Atatürk Park, but close to the city and Konyaalti beach, the Rixos garners many positive reviews of its 360 rooms with city or sea views.

Onkel Residence is another highly-regarded hotel, close to Konyaalti beach. These spacious apartments have their own private kitchen and are enveloped by a lush, green garden with every facility imaginable - volleyball, indoor and outdoor pools and a spa centre.

Antalya remains a property hotspot for investors too.

It’s not just those beaches, the climate, the mountains that are enticing investment - it’s also affordable prices. One bedroom apartments can be bought for under 40,000 GBP, with three bedroom newly built apartment costing less than 60,000 GBP.


Those searching for a year long investment in Turkey are already appreciating the merits of the area. With cheap accommodation in Antalya being the norm, families are recognising the virtues of buying vale for money apartments for sale in Antalya and luxury villas in Belek golf resort.

On our own website, search traffic has trebled for apartments for sale in Antalya and luxury villas in Belek resort. Belek resort itself remains value for money for the investor and holiday visitor alike.

Belek Beach Resort hotel is 5 star luxury accommodation set over 38,000 square metres, with fantastic vistas of the Mediterranean, and dining areas modelled on the best of Turkish and Ottoman architecture.

In terms of investment, Belek mirrors Antalya itself - with 2 bedroomed golf apartments being available for under 60,000 GBP, with new detached villas around the 100,000 GBP mark. 60 million people play golf globally - which means demand for property in Belek has soared.


Apart from affordable property, Antalya is blessed with 3,000 hours of sunshine a year. It has a long, hot dry summer with the Taurus mountains shielding the region from northerly winds. The sea temperature hits a heady 27 degrees in summer. Winters are generally mild and can be wet.

Antalya airport is close by too, with two international and one domestic terminal, meaning access from within or outside Turkey is easy. As well as Konyaalti beach, there are other favourites like Lara and Saklikent (which is a favourite for winter sports).

As an investor, or visitor, you really are spoiled for choice in Antalya. In the first half of 2017, we have seen property sales grow at an exponential rate in  Antalya. At Turkey Homes, we cover the entire Antalya region, with stunning apartments for sale from Antalya City, close to beaches, to Belek Golfing resort where we also provide rental and property assistance via our own Belek offices.

If you’d like to know more about the city and region, please visit our Antalya Area Guide.

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