Turkey is a destination with wonderful features to offer visitors from abroad many of whom have even preferred to settle down in this country, in recent years. When we look at which spots these newcomers prefer to start a new life in Turkey, it is easy to observe MUGLA and ANTALYA regions to the southwestern and southern Turkey respectively are favored, mostly.
It is reported that Mugla has become a favorite holiday spot for tourists especially from England in the last 10 years. The most favorable holiday districts in this region are Bodrum, Marmaris, Fethiye, Datça and Dalaman thanks to the natural beauties and touristic attractions, as well as several five-star accommodation facilities and other places for shopping, entertainment and socializing.
Based on report by the Provincial Directorate of Culture and Tourism UK citizens rank top of the list among all foreigners in terms of number of guests to visit the region annually followed by nationals from Russia, Germany, Ukraine and the Netherlands. Therefore, the UK market is very important for the region as an average of 1.5 million British tourists among a total of 2,5 million for Turkey prefer Muğla region. To provide more detail a lot of these tourists are observed to come from the north London and Manchester regions. It is also noteworthy to mention Marmaris has preserved its place as the most popular destination among British nationals from the northern U.K. for the past 20 years.
To be quite interesting, one can observe that "British culture is practiced in Muğla” whereas this would not be so likely to come across in Antalya. To provide an example, this could be food, English breakfast for instance which you would most likely be served in most hotels in Marmaris as opposed to the situation in Antalya.
On the other hand it is a fact that Bodrum has developed with the potential coming from U.K. market for a long time. People have preferred to be in this region because they feel comfortable here, thanks to optimal weather conditions and natural textures etc. As a result, this satisfaction and good feeling of being at home in this region (covering Bodrum, Marmaris and Fethiye) as well as the advantage of warm sunny weather and beautiful sea - not to forget the purchasing power of British sterling, certainly - have provided a powerful ground of motivation for so many Brits to buy homes in Fethiye and Bodrum especially. They have chosen to reside at a place where they can find many traits reminding them the culture they are used to and lead a comfortable, happy life. It is reported that about 3,500 UK nationals currently live in Fethiye, only.