Dream destinations at the Turkish Riviera
Living at the Turkish Riviera

The Turkish Mediterranean coast stretches over more than 1,000 km. As a Turkish Riviera, one typically separates the area between Kas and Alanya. This area is fully developed for tourism and offers excellent technical infrastructure. Nevertheless, there are refuges here that are not far away and where you can retreat from the hustle and bustle of mass tourism. Most people who have been in the region for a long time do not want to part with rich land, a peaceful and relaxed lifestyle and a stable climate.

How do you live here?

Of course, life here is, how could it be otherwise, not like elsewhere, but has its own color. It is warm and mild, with plenty of sun, almost all year round. The summer is seemingly endless and the temperature does not drop below 15 degrees Celsius even in winter. You live in a breathtaking beautiful stretch of coast that is directly enclosed by the sea and Taurus mountains. The turquoise waters of the Riviera are currently one of the cleanest areas in the Mediterranean. People live here more outside than indoors. This brings with it a more intense interpersonal communication. People speak a different language that is very flowery. For example, for the word heart they use ten different terms and for the word beloved or lover more than 50 different terms. A number of characteristics are particularly characteristic of the way of life of people in Turkey:

  • People need to help each other more.
  • This ensures a great sense of solidarity among each other.
  • The guest is basically king.
  • Helping is a matter of honor!

And this is quite often real help, even if it costs money and time for the respective helper ... The decisive factor is often the solution of the respective problem. Love, romance, heart, flowery language, solidarity and compassion are very beautiful features. But also the following can be said about the people here:

  • What is today might not be tomorrow.
  • Punctuality and accuracy are sometimes not very pronounced.
  • The Turkish woman or Turk is much more emotional than a Northern European.

It should be noted that the reliability and quality of work of public authorities, SMEs, lawyers, crafts, etc. has improved significantly in the last decade. Turkey is a land of contrasts. On the one hand, Istanbul, for example, was described by Newsweek magazine as the 'coolest' city in Europe. On the other hand, Turkey as a whole is still a long way from Europe. In order to live happily ever after, it is beneficial to be aware of these contradictions. To be honest, these opposites are also part of the country's unbroken fascination.

Security and time

However, one lives no less safe here. Many concerns and fears that go in that direction are dispelled after the first few days on the ground. If medical assistance is needed, the coastal areas and cities offer the same modern medical care as provided in countries like Germany. Time is perceived differently in Turkey. You just have a lot of time. Time is not a question of money or social status, just time. And surprisingly, despite the booming economy, there's always plenty of it. Life in Turkey, with all its amenities, has remained affordable in the tourist areas and will remain so in the foreseeable future. In recent years, on the other hand, the average annual increase in value of real estate has been around 20 to 35%. Over the next 15 to 20 years, land and property prices are likely to continue moving towards the Spanish level.

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