Aksoy Holding established Aksoy Bodrum Real Estate Investments (Aksoy Bodrum) in 2013 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 acquiring the 31 acres (126,000 m2) peninsula at the heart of Tilkicik Bay situated in Yalıkavak, Bodrum. The peninsula was soon after named Epique Island borrowing from the epic nature and history of Bodrum.

World-renowned South African architectural firm SAOTA, specialized in sophisticated villas and outdoor living, designed the project on the peninsula which already comprises 75 ultra-luxury private villas.

Aksoy Holding is well recognized and appreciated by the establishment and design of the Conrad Istanbul Bosphorus Hotel, which opened for business in 1992 and permanently enriched Istanbul with its contemporary and ahead-of-its-time architecture. Aksoy Holding’s more recent ambition has been to give Bodrum, Turkey’s most up-beat and authentic summer and touristic resort, a new source of inspiration with the Epique Island project.