At the beginning of 2013, Aksoy Holding established Aksoy Bodrum Real Estate Investments (Aksoy Bodrum) with the aim of investing in the continually developing tourism and residential sector in Bodrum.

Aksoy Bodrum laid the foundations of its first investment by buying the 31 acres (126,000 m2) peninsula at the heart of Tilkicik Bay situated in Bodrum’s Yalıkavak.

Responsibility for the design of the project on the peninsula, given the name of Epique Island which will comprise 75 luxury villas, a 50 suite boutique hotel, and a marina with the capacity for 150 boats, has been given to the South African architectural company SAOTA, which is specialised in sophisticated villas and outdoor living.

Following the Conrad Istanbul Bosphorus Hotel, which opened for business in 1992 and permanently enriched Istanbul with its contemporary, ahead-of-its-time architecture, Aksoy Holding aims to give Turkey’s favourite tourist resort of Bodrum a new source of inspiration with its Epique Island project.