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Old 5th January 2013, 01:06 PM
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Hi every one , we are looking to retire in 3 yrs time to Turkey , we don't know if we want to live in Altinkum / didim , or Antaly / Alanya areas .
We have visited Altinkum many times over 9 yrs and know it well , but feel we would like a change and visit Alanya and go from there .
What do you think? Which is best ...............
Where do you live and what do you like about it ?
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come to bodrum
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Hi ,we been to Bodrum , the town is magic , love the front and taxi boats that take you over to and from your hotel , Great whilst walking round bodrum ,But my those hills when you get out of town ............
ha ha puff ,pant and sweat whilt walking up those roads , Don't know how the locals go on , or do they all drive and take the dolmus .
What part do you live in and do you live out of the town ? cheers

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Bodrum is expensive place really ask yourself worth for this ? If asking to me nah really Antalya much better from bodrum my idea. Alanya or Altınkum both is good places for living but ppl calling alanya now little russia really soo much russian ppl arround there soo your choice

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But i'm forget to say one more important information Didim had low humidity and high oxygen from Alanya. Alanya is much warmer than Didim. If you have any health (asthma) problems would be wise to choice Didim.


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I am currently buying a retirement home for myself in Akbuk which is near Altinkum/Didim. Reasons include:
Clean area with lovely countryside and seaside within walking distance
Reasonable house prices (it gets more expensive towards Bodrum)
Nice range of supermarkets, restaurants and bars; fabulous weekly market
Quiet and yet enough to do including outdoor activities
Mixed expat and Turkish community even out of season
Between Izmir and Bodrum/Milas airports so can travel to/from for either
It's even feasible to live/stay there without a car (but I doubt I will be able to do that)
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bodrum is for all kind of taste of life included weather.. I m talking about all peninsula .. if houses are more expensive you sell it more expensive ..

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Hi every one , we are looking to retire in 3 yrs time to Turkey , we don't know if we want to live in Altinkum / didim , or Antaly / Alanya areas .
We have visited Altinkum many times over 9 yrs and know it well , but feel we would like a change and visit Alanya and go from there .
What do you think? Which is best ...............
Where do you live and what do you like about it ?
Thank you
I'd have preferred Didim for retirement as its less commercial than Alanya / Antalya ...in Didim you got good weather, cheaper homes, local people and tons of expats. It's ur call to mingle with locals or expats as you've options...Antalya area is more like a party town with people coming and going in a fast paced life..
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Thank you very much for that , NO NO then to Alanya , thought as much , we are so glad you have imformed us this regarding the party party life , we like life but not like that , thank you

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Hi, we know Akbuk , been there a few times , we sat on the front in June last year and ate in a lovely cafe , went round the shops , markets , right enjoyed our selfs , then bus back home , so we can see why your buying there and living too , nice life for you .
we have to wait 3 yrs to get there and it can't arrive quick enough , happy days hey , thank you very much for your post , enjoy your life there

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