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Stunning and Silent – Yalikavak’s own Sandima Ghost Village

Chris Drum Berkaya, editor of BodrumEcho, contributed to this article. Bodrum’s Original Ghost Town On the Bodrum peninsula, one of the favorite Sunday picnic or walking destinations is Sandıma.  The 45-minute walk up from Yalıkavak village winds past a number of old, white, stone houses that stand abandoned on the rocky hillside overlooking the bay. The village has a borderline eerie …

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And Who is Salt Bae? What’s with the steaks?

Turkish pop culture was in the limelight again in January 2017, when videos of Turkish butcher Nusrettin Gökçe went viral on the internet, featuring his most unique meat-carving style and skills. Owner of the Turkish chain of Nusr-Et steakhouses with locations in Istanbul, Palmarina-Yalikavak, Ankara as well as Dubai and Abu Dhabi, Nusrettin was already a well known personality with …

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Renting Your Investment Property in Turkey

If you are planning to rent your Turkish villa or home investment property for short term use including private rentals through sites such as airbnb, there are several factors to bear in mind. You will need to: Declare your intention to rent the property out to local police/tax office to receive an official unique password for each rental period, meaning …

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A Complete Guide to Shopping on the Bodrum Peninsula

Whether it’s yourself or a family member, chances are somebody close to you thoroughly enjoys shopping, especially in new surroundings and with local goods.  Luxury Property Turkey has put together a guide to all the best shopping spots scattered along the Bodrum Peninsula, so that you can head directly to what best suits you. In Bodrum city-center itself, there are …

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Concerned about Communicating in Turkey? Don’t be.

One of the first questions asked to Darren Edwards of Luxury Property Turkey by potential property purchasers in Turkey is ‘’How will I communicate with local Turks?’’ Turkish is a fascinating language, with several unique characteristics that set it apart from Latin and Indo-European language groups.  Being a Ural-Altaic language, Turkish is distantly related to Finnish, Hungarian and yes, Mongolian.  …

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Where Should I Buy on the Bodrum Peninsula?

Many first time buyers on the Bodrum Peninsula ask Luxury Property Turkey which area they should purchase in.  With an approximate area of 650 square kilometers and 10 major towns, each area of the Bodrum peninsular has its own distinctive, unique feel. Bodrum Working clockwise and starting with Bodrum itself, this is the busiest hub on the peninsula.  As a …

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A Culture Boost For Bodrum’s Tourism and Heritage

One of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus (also known as the tomb of King Mausolus) located in the heart of Bodrum town is set to be restituted with works to open access direct from Bodrum harbor which will make access so much easier for tourists and will light up Bodrum as a ‘crowning glory.’ Paul Pedersen …