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Why you should buy in Bodrum


Beautiful beaches of golden sand, property for all budgets, a rich history and a spot of celeb spotting are just some of the reasons you should consider the Bodrum peninsula.


Bodrum encapsulates everything that a property buyer could want. Indeed, those looking to move there permanently or purchase a holiday home in the area would be hard pushed to be negative about the town and its peninsula.
Bodrum has been attracting foreign visitors for hundreds of years – English crusaders helped build the castle in the 1400s – and since the tourism industry launched in the 1960s the town has been more popular than ever. But why does it pull at the heartstrings of Turks and overseas property buyers alike?
The sugar-cubed homes that sit in the hills above Bodrum may still be one of the first things that hit you, but property has moved up, over and along the coast. Today people   include places like Yalikavak, Turgutries, Gundogan, Torba or the rich playground of Turkbuku in their viewing trip itinerary. Each village on the peninsula has its own appeal, and its own fans, with a huge variety of property available to suit all tastes and budgets. You can pay anything from £40,000 to millions.
Each village on the peninsula has its own appeal, and its own fans, with a huge variety of property available to suit all tastes and budgets.
The beaches on the Bodrum peninsula are some of the best to be found in Turkey. Whether it's quiet shady bays, vast sandy expanses full of sun worshipers or a lazy day on a boat in pristine waters, Bodrum is often compared to the south of France or the Maldives. It also has that Mediterranean feature sadly missing in Blackpool and Brighton, the little beach bar and decking area that floats above the water and feels more classy that clambering over pebbles! 
Bodrum's Castle (Castle of St. Peter) is probably on every postcard and picture that was ever taken to capture the resort in its full glory. The castle has served as a military base and even a prison, but now houses some of the most fascinating pieces of history found in Bodrum. 
It is also home to Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology, which houses a number of shipwrecks from around the local coastline.
From boutiques to big names, shopping in Bodrum is a must and is often a major pull for expats and tourists who have been coming to these shores for years.
Whether it's wondering the narrow back streets of Bodrum or taking in the weekly markets, there is something here for everyone. The Midtown Shopping Centre and the Oasis AVM are just two shopping malls where you can spend to your heart's content.
Bodrum's continental outlook means that the best chefs of Istanbul, Izmir and other big resorts will have passed through Bodrum at some point. Some have stayed and the bar is set very high at some restaurants, particularly on the coast.
Celebrity spotting
If you want to rub shoulders with celebs, Bodrum retains a special place in the hearts of those A-listers that also enjoy Ibiza, Dubai and Marbella. Supermodel Kate Moss is among those that beat a retreat to Bodrum's heat.