THE GATEWAY TO THE EAST
Turkey is still considered as a developing nation, therefore the investment potential is very enormous particularly in the property section.
Antalya is a Turkish resort city with a yacht-filled Old Harbor and beaches flanked by large hotels. It’s a gateway to Turkey’s southern Mediterranean region, known as the Turquoise Coast for its blue waters. Remnants remain from Antalya’s time as a major Roman port. These include Hadrian’s Gate, built to honor the Roman emperor’s visit in 130 A.D and 2nd-century Hidirlik Tower, with harbor views.
Antalya economy consists, namely of tourism and agriculture, as the main sources of revenue and employment, whose market is focused on relatively small numbers of foreign countries: Half of its
exports are shipped to five countries: the Russian Federation (25%), the People’s Republic of China (7.2%),
Germany (6.8%), Ukraine (6.4%) and Kazakhstan (4.3%),
Euromonitor measures international tourist arrivals in 100 of the world’s leading cities, the first and second most visited places in the world (as of 2015) were London and Paris, with 18.5 million and 15 million international annual visitors.
Turkey’s Istanbul came in third, with 12.4 million. But it was Antalya, that was the fourth most visited place in Europe.