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If you ask us if you should visit Antalya in winter, our answer is a firm yes. While the smaller coastal resorts scale down from November to April, life in the city centre still carries on.

Anyone looking to explore historical places in Antalya will be surprised with its vast range of ancient ruins and old landmarks. Sitting on Turkey’s Mediterranean coast, the region covers a large area from Gazipasa in the east to Kas and Kalkan in the west. All these areas boast of places that attract curious holidaymakers from near and far.

Hosting 12.4 million tourists in 2018, Mastercard ranked Antalya the world’s tenth most visited city, making more nationalities arrive to find out what all the hype is about. Also nicknamed Turkey’s citrus capital, alongside tourism, the region specialises in yacht production and has plans for a new marina, cruise ship port and suggestions of a film studio.

The Antalya region comprising the city centre and smaller coastal resorts is the second most popular holiday destination in Turkey, but also the second most popular for foreign house sales.

Anyone who wants to move to Turkey would do well to look at the lifestyle of expats in Kalkan. The resort, attracting many nationalities as a permanent overseas base, has an exclusive ambience found no-where else in the country.

Many holidaymakers return to buy property in Kalkan. Attracted by ultramodern architecture and those stunning sea views, other benefits lay in wait for real estate investors to Kalkan.

As Turkey’s golfing capital, Belek's reputation stems around the sport but once arriving, prospective buyers find out there is much more to do and see, once you come off the world championship golf courses.

Moving to Antalya is taking a journey into one of the country’s most cosmopolitan regions, and potential expats will have a hard time deciding where to live, just because most towns and villages make foreigners feel right at home.

For many, living in Belek is about pursuing a Mediterranean Turkish dream. As part of the larger Antalya region, the town presents newcomers with long beaches, a charming choice of shops, restaurants, bars and 300 days of sunshine a year.

In this article, we look at reasons why thousands of foreigners have made a move and now live all year round in Antalya. We also look at helpful hints, tips and advice from the people who have already done it.

As a group, the districts of Antalya form a large area on Turkey’s Mediterranean coast. The province is not to be underestimated because it is the second most popular holiday destination and expat retreat, and a major Turkish Riviera sailing hub.

Antalya is Turkey's second most visited destination and a city set to break tourism records this year with over 14 million visitors expected to grace its shores. Often referred to as Turkey's tourism capital, Antalya speaks for itself, it's a cosmopolitan city that needs little promotion.

Hiring a car in Kalkan is a great idea for curious travellers who want to explore the rest of Mediterranean Turkey. Get the car delivered to your holiday home or pick it up at the airport, and from there, enjoy a week or two of exploration to see stunning landscapes, and a wealth of touristic sites and attractions.

The 55th Antalya International Film Festival later this month promises to highlight Antalya as far more than simply a holiday destination. The event is sure to push Antalya to the forefront of Turkey's cultural and arts scene and the 2018 festival plugged to be even bigger and more impressive than previous years.

Turkey now ranks as the third most popular halal tourism destination in the world after Malaysia and Indonesia. It takes a 2% share of this rapidly growing $226 billion industry having quadrupled its halal tourist numbers in just 5 years.

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