Sovalye or Knight island as it is also known, is part of a 12-island chain including Kizli and Red, yet it is the only one inhabited by humans. Sitting in the inner bay of the Gulf of Fethiye, it takes twenty minutes to reach by water taxi from the town centre.
Its name dates from the days of old when knights turned pirates made the island their base, although, in literature, it is sometimes referred to as Megri. This exclusive peninsula has an intriguing history, and when you head off for one of those nature walks, you may come across the ancient ruins of a crusader castle, built by the Knights of St John.
Although there are a few guest houses on the island, most of the inhabitants privately own property making it an exclusive area of Mediterranean Turkey. Sharing their home with ancient ruins, they also enjoy spectacular landscapes views, tranquillity and peace.
Its most quirky claim to fame is that vehicles are barred, so the only traffic is pedestrians. This lends weight to its reputation as a unique destination on the real estate market of Turkey. As well as relaxing and taking in the scenery, favourite pastimes on the island are snorkelling or sea kayaking around the sunken ruins.
Property for Sale on Sovalye Island
The real estate market of Sovalye Island is amongst the most expensive in the Fethiye region. Most of the homes are seafront locations, with private jetties to moor your boat. The added benefit of being just a few metres away from the Mediterranean Sea, and the luxury of relaxing on small secluded beaches, with only the sound of gentle waves undoubtedly pushes up the price.
Exclusivity is what the island is about, and if you have the money to buy property on Sovalye Island, you can expect the best of the Turkish real estate market. If you are looking for a buy-to-let investment, you can also be assured of high rental returns from Sovalye property.
Some owners market their homes to the luxury travel market, often as specialised destinations for honeymoons and weddings. Otherwise, distinguished guests from the TV, movie and music world, are all willing to pay that little extra for a tranquil holiday especially for those stunning panoramic sea views that every home offers.
Getting Out and About
Sovalye has a discreet and secluded location but is also near some of Fethiye’s main attractions. Oludeniz and the Blue Lagoon are famous for the glorious beaches, while nearby Butterfly Valley is another tranquil area believing in the rustic vibes of nature.
Active people paraglide from Babadag mountain while shopping, nightlife and sailing are all areas of expertise for the locals of Fethiye town centre. Kayakoy Ghost village and its authentic restaurants are an enjoyable day out for the family, while Calis Beach is renowned for its vibrant sunset views. If you are willing to explore, the region has some hidden beauties that will delight everyone.
For More Details
If you would like to know more about current listings on the real estate market of Sovalye Island, we can send them through via email. Also contact us if you would like to arrange a viewing trip to the Fethiye region, or to know more about investing in Turkish property.