Alanya - an introduction
Alanya is a modern and vibrant resort city and an eclectic mix of old and new; with its modern resort hotels, historical mosques, pulsating nightclubs, quaint cobbled streets, air-conditioned shopping centres and crumbling, historical ruins, Alanya offers something for everybody.
With its seemingly endless clean beaches, the sparkling Mediterranean Sea and the warmth of the sun, Alanya will present you with a unique holiday experience – the quality of the sea in Alanya has led to many beaches being awarded ‘Blue Flag’ status; indeed, the sea is so clear that it is not unusual to spot fish swimming around your feet.
Wherever you are in Alanya, the beach and the sea will always be close by and there are an abundance of sporting activities on offer, including swimming, scuba diving, beach soccer, beach volleyball, parasailing, jet-skiing and waterskiing. Alanya plays host to a number of annual sporting competitions, including triathlon and cycle races, providing a spectacle for both the participants and those watching.
Private boat tours are extremely popular with visitors to Alanya; fishing tours, cave visits and party boats are all available and depart from Alanya harbour every day at specific hours. These tours will allow you to share the magical environment of the Mediterranean with the numerous species of marine life that are native to Alanya.
So, with some of the best beaches in all of Turkey, numerous ancient sites of interest, the imposing backdrop of the Taurus mountains, countless first class restaurants, cafes and bars, Alanya is a perfect combination of sun, sea and sand.
The wider world is finally realising that Alanya has so much stacked in its favour as a most desirable place to holiday, live or retire – with its fabulous climate, stunning natural beauty, low cost of living, a superb choice of residential property and its friendly and welcomingly population, it is no surprise to find that more than 40.000 foreigners have chosen to buy a home here. Alanya is now a truly multi-national resort town, with a foreign ownership contingent that originates from 81 countries, many of whom are choosing to live here all year round.
Why choose Alanya?
The official population of Alanya is around 300. 000 inhabitants, but this swells to a constant of around 500 .000 during the summer months when we see the biggest influx of tourists.
A large, modern resort, Alanya has something for everyone including numerous restaurants, boutiques, shops, bars, sporting activities and healthcare facilities. As one of the most important regions for Turkish tourism, there has been large scale investment in tourism based infrastructure – much of this investment is focused on public areas, meaning lots of tastefully landscaped public parks, relaxation areas and tree lined promenades.
- Low property prices and running costs.
- Superb, healthy climate with more than 300 days of sunshine every year.
- Beautiful natural landscape, friendly welcome, superb cuisine.
- A multi-cultural and multi-national society.
- Wide range of activities.
- Modern healthcare facilities.
- Easy access from most international destinations.
- A booming economy and a bright future ahead.
- Turkey is predicted to have the fastest growing economy amongst OECD
- The period 2017-2021, with an average annual GDP growth of 3.3%.
Cleopatra Beach and East Beach are the two most popular beaches in Alanya, with these being separated by a 300 metre high promontory thats juts out into the sea. The old city wall – almost 800 years old – runs for around 6.5 km from the top to the bottom of this. It is from the top that the best far-reaching views of Alanya can be enjoyed and the walk down will allow you to take in some of the local shops selling handicrafts or maybe stop off for a cold beer in one of a number of restaurants (each of them continuing the theme of stunning views).
The rental market in Alanya
Rental yields in Alanya are amongst the highest in all of Turkey, second only perhaps to those in Istanbul. Because Alanya is a year round resort, rental demand is evident throughout the year. During the long summer season, the resort is packed with overseas visitors, many of whom (as mentioned previously) are looking for private high end accommodation for short term holiday lets, preferably centrally located and with excellent 5 star facilities.
In addition, there is constant demand during the cooler, winter months, primarily from those looking for medium term lets (of up to 4 months duration) in order to escape the cold, dreary winters of their native countries.
Then, of course, there is the corporate market to consider; if, as expected, tourism numbers continue to increase, then it follows that the number of tour operator representatives will increase, all of whom will require quality rental accommodation for the duration of the season (many of these representatives spend up to 9 months a year in the resort).
Elite Group have a dedicated rental management department with a large portfolio of property for rent – these properties are let to both private and corporate clients; our corporate clients are some of the largest tour companies operating in the Alanya region, including TUI, Neckermann, Detur and Tez Tour.