What’s so special about Yalova and the property market
Tourists usually never heard of Yalova or tend to bypass. However now with the ease of access via the news Osmangazi Bridge Yalova is linked to Istanbul. Now it is even easier for the locals of Istanbul who want to escape city life for a few days, have favored it as the ideal destination. Summer weekends when the children are off school are a traditional time for them to go.
Yalova offers everything including thermal springs, biking routes, hiking, trekking and, and gorgeous landscapes numerous campsites. The termal district is twelve kilometres from Yalova city centre, and what the region is most famous for. Four hotels in the area offer access to healing thermal waters that scientists say ease symptoms of various ailments including skin, orthopedic, mental diseases, and functional disorders. It is not a new trend because, throughout Turkey, soldiers from different empires over time used spa waters to heal after battle. The spa springs of Pamukkale are one such example as is the Balcova springs of Izmir.
As well as the thermal district, Çinarcik and Armutlu enjoy success and fame as popular tourist destinations. Armutlu, a seaside location 50 kilometres from Yalova centre, has the distinct advantage of hot thermal springs as well as beach, swimming, sunbathing and water sports leisure activities. Cinarcik is also a seaside location, but it has something that Armutlu doesn’t and that is a lively nighttime scene. Other places in Yalova are relatively quiet, especially if you are a youngster looking to party the summer nights away. Shopping facilities are not as extensive as other locations, but the main cities of Bursa and Istanbul are close by.
Cinarcik has a distinct relaxed atmosphere that has the marvellous ability to accommodate everyone’s needs so it is a popular destination for Turks to buy holiday homes. In recent years, business people from Istanbul have cashed in on apartments for sale in Yalova because of the cheap prices and recent construction boom that is upgrading the property market to new, modern homes.