The delightful Mediterranean resort of Antalya has everything and more you could wish for in a holiday destination. Blue Flag awarded beaches, picturesque coves and white sandy beaches plus upmarket beach clubs. There is a vast array of cafes, bars and restaurants and just about every water sport you can imagine is there for your pleasure. Nightlife is varied from cocktail bars to trendy nightclubs, it depends what you are looking for in an evening out. Long lazy summer days by the beach where you can relax and let the heat of the sun warm your exhausted body are perfect!
So, you may be surprised if I ask you do you like to ski. You may think skiing and Antalya have absolutely nothing to do with each other – how wrong you are.
Saklıkent ski resort is located in the Mediterranean just 50km from the centre of Antalya and is busy with visitors from December to early April. This is ideal for all those enjoying the summers in Antalya they can ski in the winter too. The resort sits on the peak of Bey Dağları (Bey Mountains) at an altitude of 2,400 meters, last year around 45,000 people visited there.
Big plans are in place as Emin Altıner, president of cooperative housing for Saklıkent said recently “Our goal is to reach one million tourists in Saklıkent; we aim to be the centre of winter tourism. It is possible to create more than 30 ski resorts like Saklıkent in the region. Antalya could then become a centre of skiing as it already is in golf,” Altıner said.
Golf in Turkey is big business and Belek is the main golfing destination for keen golfers to head too. Golfers choose to visit Turkey for a number of reasons; the weather means playing golf in Turkey is accessible for many months of the year as even the winter months in Turkey are mild plus the cost of a golfing holiday in Turkey is so much cheaper than Europe. Belek is ideally located for tourists to fly in to from all over the world with Antalya’s International Airport a mere 30 minutes from the centre of the resort. If you are in the enviable position of enjoying all that the Antalya area has to offer and want to invest in property there you will be spoilt for choice. There is a superb range of golf properties that cater for all your needs.
Buying a golf property gives owners access to some excellent golf packages including – discounted green fee prices and some bars, shops and restaurants also offer a discount package. This is not only ideal for the buyer of a golf property but if you rent your golf apartment out then your guests can also take advantage of these discounts. If your budget is higher and you are lucky enough to invest in a golf villa in Turkey then the skies the limit, the rental potential is extremely lucrative as golfing holidays in Turkey are on the increase. You could invest in a luxury 5 bedroom villa with a private pool and rent it out for the full year if you wish and now that Belek hosts PGA tournaments, owners can expect rental demand to rise around the dates of these competitions, therefore, it’s an excellent investment. Golf in Turkey is becoming the place to plan your next golf holiday trip whether it’s for a Turkish golfing holiday or to invest in a golf holiday home it’s the place to be!
Beachside apartments and villas offer amazing views and are close to amenities, Antalya has some beautiful locations close by that you can visit for a day out. You could visit the Kursunlu Waterfalls and the Manavgat Waterfalls, one of Turkey’s best-known waterfalls, and the Duden Waterfalls, which plunge into the sea on the outskirts of the city. There are water parks and daily boat trips that take you around the bay plus fabulous designer shopping with famous brands – don’t forget to take your credit card with you! Antalya is well known for its array of leather goods so the shopping addicts amongst you will be in heaven!
If you want to invest in an area that has it all then it has to be Antalya, its ideal for beach dwellers, golfers and skiers, water sports enthusiasts and people who want to make the most of the 300 days of sunshine. Holidays throughout the summer and winter, it’s simply the best as Tina Turner would say!