Turkish property face-off: Aegean vs Alanya

Two of the most popular Turkish property regions are Aegean and Alanya. But which area is better? After analysing enquiry rates in 2012, TheMoveChannel.com compares the most sought-after hotspots within each region to determine which should be top of buyers' lists:


Akbuk's population is only a few thousand, but during the summer months that number soars to over 10 times as big. Why? Because this tiny holiday resort in the Aegean Region is close to Bodrum airport and boasts beautiful beaches around its bay: a recipe for holiday home perfection.

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A large town in the Aegean Region, Izmir is the third most populous metropolis in Turkey and is closely connected to the coastal resorts of Çeşme and Kuşadası , both of which are popular with tourists during the summer.

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One of the most famous classical sites in Turkey, the coastal town of Side is a resort steeped in ancient city. The ruins, which include a hospital and theatre, add a cultural edge to the second largest white sand beach in the country. Together, they add up to one of the Mediterranean's most charming quiet property gems.

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Located near to Izmir, Çeşme is a holiday resort with a wealth of country homes and second houses that appeals to overseas and domestic buyers alike. Hotels, restaurants and flawless coastlines combine to create one of the main hubs of international tourism in Turkey.

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Located in the Antalya Province, Avsallar is a coastal town that has grown from a citrus farming centre into a tourist hotspot, complete with hotels, beaches and restaurants. The town is well connected to nearby Alanya and other major Turkish destinations via the state highway, making it easily accessible for overseas tourists and investors.

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