A Little Side History
Side belongs to the province of Antalya and is located on the Southern Mediterranean coastline of Turkey. An ancient Greek city with a plethora of ruins to explore with the Apollo and Athena temples dating back to the 2nd century AD, the 15,000 seat Aspendos theatre, the best preserved ancient theatre in Asia, and the antique baths where Cleopatra is said to have once bathed to name just a few of the excellent sites to explore.
Side is a small town, that also has many other attractions as it is a stunning seaside resort with a wonderful climate, boasting over 300 days of glorious sunshine every year and short mild winters, and stunning sandy beaches offering an array of water sports in the cool Mediterranean waters, along with all of its wonderful history and a warm and friendly atmosphere.
Beaches in Side
Side has two main beaches, east and west beach, though quite close together, they are quite different, with the west beach being lined with luxury hotels and beach clubs and has safe shallow waters, ideal for families with children, East beach is a little quieter and the waters a little rougher.
Is Side Suitable for Year Round Living?
The area has a large ex-pat community mainly with British, Russian and German residents, who have all at some time fell in love with the area and made complete lifestyle changes or retired to the area as it is an excellent location for all year living both with its warm climate, local amenities and close proximity to Antalya with its bustling town centres with large shopping malls and excellent schools and hospitals. Accessibility is also an important factor and Side is accessible all year round with flights to Antalya from many countries operating all year round and the drive to Side is only one hour.
Property In Side
A popular seaside resort for many European nationalities and Turkish people who seemingly prefer self-catering accommodation in Side, Turkey, rather than hotels and investors have cashed in on this by investing in buy-to-let villas and apartments, though villas are a rare commodity in the region as apartments are in far greater demand.
Apartment accommodation for sale in Side, tend to be located in modern complexes with large communal swimming pools and excellent facilities to keep the children occupied.
Prices of Side property for sale are increasing year on year as Antalya’s economy grows along with growing tourist numbers too over recent years, to become one of the country’s top visited areas plating a huge part in Turkey’s tourism trade. Although property prices in Side are still lower than many other areas, making this a top spot for investors at this current time with prices set to rise by an expected 10% per annum making Side a great area for capital appreciation figures.
If you are looking to buy property in Side, Turkey for investment purposes, you can pick up apartments at affordable prices with 1 bedroom apartments starting in the region of £36,000, and rental yields can bring an income of up to 8% per year.
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