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.
Bodrum, with its low-rise whitewashed houses and subtropical gardens, is the longest established, most attractive and most versatile Turkish resort – a quality outfit in comparison to its upstart Aegean rivals Marmaris and Kuşadası. With the controlled development within the municipality – height limits and a preservation code in force has resulted in wholesale exploitation of the nearby peninsular.
Bodrum derives its economy from the Marina, building new yachts, repairing and servicing from local shipyards along the coast with new marina’s being built all the time the latest being in the Yalikavak region of the Bodrum Peninsular the employment levels and the need for more housing has sprung open with the influx of more employment availability.
Bodrum Castle, built by the Knights Hospitaller in the 15th century, overlooks the harbour and the marina. The castle grounds include a Museum of Underwater Archaeology and hosts several cultural festivals throughout the year.
The population for the town of Bodrum was 35,795 in the 2012 census. The surrounding towns & villages had an additional 100,522, for a total for the province of 136,317.
town centre being only around 20 minutes from the Lake, has been referred to as a ‘Gateway to Bodrum’s status’ which has been enhanced by the new International Bodrum Milas Airport , with a brand new Shopping Centre and new Cruise Ship Terminal the traveller will find many exciting events to keep themselves entertained. Bodrum town itself has several tourist attractions, including the famous Castle and the Underwater Museum.