For many of us, Turkey means long summer days, the Mediterranean and glorious beaches. We don’t automatically associate Turkey, ski slopes and homes in the snow.
Now however, Seki Ski Resort in Seki, near Fethiye, which is on the Turquoise coast of the Mediterranean, Turkey, has just been opened.
At 2,780 metres above sea level on the mountain of Erendagi, which is part of the mountain range called Toroslar, the ski resort is at just 1,920 metres above Seki.
There are three slopes; one for skiing and two for snow boarding and experienced instructors are available to give lessons while a cable car takes skiers to the height of the slopes.
There is also a hotel, with eight rooms, which should open in the next few weeks. In addition, there’s a hire shop for equipment and a restaurant with seating for 100 customers. A brand new ground station with a welcoming café, medical centre and ticket office has also opened.
“This has long been awaited in this beautiful hinterland of Turkey”, says Suleyman Akbay, MD of Oceanwide Properties. “The coastal resort of Fethiye is well known to many people as it is an active year-round town with a wide choice of shops, bars and restaurants and Seki mountain village is just over an hour’s drive inland.”
The ski slopes simply adds to the appeal
The traditional village has a town square, shops, mini-market and local taverns together with a weekly market. The brand new ski slopes are just 12 kilometres away and can be reached by car or the local dolmus (shared taxi) service.
This country location offers a great deal including year-round horse riding, climbing, rambling and fishing in Lake Girdev. Around two hours drive away is Antalya, which like Fethiye, enjoys a mild winter season.
Antalya too, has much to offer including major shopping facilities, souks, an attractive harbour with cafés and stalls spilling out onto the pavements plus a castle and nearby some stunning waterfalls cascading from the cliff face directly into the sea. All of this means that this region has much to offer and the proximity to the ski slope simply adds to its appeal.
Continued Suleyman: “Turkish people have always realised the beauty of this area and appreciated the gentle summer breezes that are a relief during the mid-summer heat of the lower regions. The opening of the ski resort will inevitably bring an even greater interest in the region which is why we are now marketing some brand new detached villas from £165,000.”
- 12 kilometres from new ski resort – Eren Mountain
- 45 miles from Fethiye
- 1½ hours drive from Dalaman airport (frequent flights from UK)
The features include Jacuzzi, open fireplace to spacious lounge, air conditioning, solar panels, heating system. There’s a private heated pool, a garden with a BBQ and private parking.
The homes are selling off-plan now from £165,000.
The roads up to the ski resort are wide and easily passable. The main road into Seki is being widened and levelled by the local council as we speak (this one will be surfaced). From the centre of Seki the ski resort is about 10 kilometres away.”
Concluded Suleyman “We anticipate this region increasing in popularity with the advent of the opening of the ski resort. Therefore those investing now may well feel the benefits of the capital growth and rental possibilities.
“Locally, homes have been increasing on average over the last couple of years by anything from 7 – 20% depending on location. A rental return on a three-bedroom detached villa in the ski season should be around £1,200 per week.”
Oceanwide Properties is available at: www.oceanwideproperties.co.uk