Bodrum | Property for sale Bodrum
What was formerly a tiny fishing village, is now a lively cityport and tourist destination, and with a variety of property for sale in Bodrum to suit all budgets, the area certainly has many assets to offer. Highly popular with visitors from the colder Northern countries of Europe, it has a beautiful coastline and some of Turkey's most impressive nightlife. It was described by the New York Times in 2006 as 'The St Tropez of Turkey' and certainly lives up to such plaudits. Situated is on what is known as The Turquoise Coast, Bodrum faces the Greek island of Kos out across the water where the Mediterranean and the Aegean meet. Bodrum is served by Bodrum airport, a facility that is thirty minutes away by local transport transfer.
Much of the life of the city occurs around the Bodrum harbour area where locals and tourists mingle amongst the bars, taverns, cafes and restaurants, situated within the shade of the historical castle of St. Peter, located at the far southeast entrance to the Harbour. The great walls of the city, stretching four and a half kilometres in length, are currently being restored to their former glory. Although the local beach is not the largest on this particular coast, it is wisely used. Once the sun-beds and sun-seekers are packed away for the day, the local restaurants place their tables and chairs out on the beach! Local transportation is economical and plentiful, with reliable taxis and buses servicing all parts of the city.
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The temperature in Bodrum is very agreeable, with more than six months of sunshine every year and very little rain, no wonder it was invaded so many times in its history! The cooler months are a satisfying seventeen degrees Celsius, with the summer months seeing scorching forty-four degrees Celsius tops, and the sea temperature never dipping below eighteen degrees. With the sea at that temperature all the year round, there is no excuse for failing to take the plunge!
With more new golf courses planned for Tuzla (20 minutes from the town and still offering excellent bargains) alongside the existing Vita Park Golf Course, prices of property for sale in Bodrum are bound to soar as golfers flock to the area. More great additions to the Peninsular are the new luxury resorts Swissotel Hotel & Resort due for completion 2013, and the Mandarin Oriental which will be complete by 2014.
The area is a treat for the tourist from home or abroad and is equally popular with Turkish and foreign visitors. The local attractions for tourists include St Peters Castle, which features the Museum of Underwater Archaeology, with shipwrecks dating back to the 14th Century and beyond. The Castle itself was once a fortress to protect the Christian Crusaders from attack, but this proved fruitless as the castle has remained unmolested for all of its years.
The Bodrum peninsular is made up of a number of small towns and villages, each with its own character. For more information on each particular area, see our breakdown of the Bodrum Peninsular >>
Property in Bodrum
Why invest in Bodrum? With regards to the market value of property in Bodrum, a two-bedroom apartment, with fitted kitchens, a swimming pool or Jacuzzi, roof terrace and a beautiful sea-view starts from around fifty eight thousand euros, which is around forty thousand pounds. A two-storey two-bedroom penthouse apartment, right on the Bodrum coast, with its own swimming pool might fetch a figure starting around a hundred thousand euro, which is around sixty-seven to seventy thousand pounds. A beautiful sea-view villa with four bedrooms right on the coast, with the obligatory large swimming pool is likely to fetch between two hundred and three hundred euro, or one hundred and thirty thousand to two hundred thousand pounds. For the high quality of life and low cost of living in this area of the world, the prices of Bodrum property are tempting to a range of budgets.
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