Set to become one of Turkey’s most popular tourist destinations in 2011, the beautiful town of Alanya is perfectly situated between the pine forested Taurus Mountains and the clear blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Offering residents and tourists over 300 days of sunshine every year, it’s easy to see why people have been visiting Alanya for hundreds of years.
There is a wide range of excellent shops and boutiques to be found throughout Alanya, and bargaining over the price of goods and products is almost expected (and half the fun). There are a number of excellent clothing, leather goods and jewellery shops to be found throughout central Alanya, as well as a number of superb markets where authentic and traditional goods can be found for relatively cheap prices.
As well as the excellent beaches, bars and shops on offer in Alanya, there are a number of other activities and interesting sites to visit. The mediaeval Alanya Castle and the remains of the Seljuk Village give hints at the resort’s rich and illustrious history. For more active visitors, activities including golfing, bungee jumping, river rafting and mountain biking can all be found in the Alanya region.
Understandably, the growth of tourism has led to a considerable increase for demand in property for sale in Alanya over the course of the past two years. With Turkey experiencing a countrywide boom in tourism at present, this growth in demand for property in Alanya seems set to continue for the foreseeable future. With property prices at present low in relative terms to the rest of Europe, property here looks a worthwhile investment for people considering property overseas.