Although already one of the most popular areas for British property hunters, the Turkish resort of Didim is set to further increase its appeal.
The latest improvement to be announced by the local authorities is a revamped city square, which will be topped by a 60-foot statue of Ataturk, the founding father of Turkey.
Work has already begun to create the 10,000m2 Ataturk Square, that will become the focus of important celebrations and ceremonial events when completed in October 2013.
The square is the latest addition to raft of upgrades to Didim, according to Bayram Koseoglu, Director from Royal Turkish Homes & Construction Ltd, who are selling new homes there from £24,400.
“All these improvements happening in and around Didim are fantastic and it is making the town more popular for tourists and investors,” he says.
“The prices of property in the area remain competitive and very affordable. Expect to pay £20,000 for a one bedroom apartment, around £26,000 for a two-bedroom apartment and semi-detached villas start at £55,000, detached villas at £80,000.”
The beachfront in Altinkum (Didim's beach) is also being improved, with a new road layout
making access to the beachfront better for holiday makers.
The Didim Marina is also a relatively new attraction and many new yachts and boats are being docked here every week.
Work is also ongoing between Didim Altinkum and Bodrum for the new road making it more accessible from the airport (transfer time will be 45 minutes); and the road between Altinkum and Akbuk will be ugraded from a single track road to a two-way system.