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Top Five Family Activities & Fun in Ortakoy, Istanbul

Top Five Family Activities & Fun in Ortakoy, Istanbul

Istanbul’s Ortaköy district is known as a favoured hangout for trendy young professionals – but if those professionals happen to be on holiday with multiple small children in tow, it’s time to bypass the coffee shops and boutiques and seek out some more family-friendly pastimes. Sitting on the banks of the Bosphorus, there’s no denying...
Feast on the Istanbul Shopping Fest

Feast on the Istanbul Shopping Fest

Feast on the Istanbul Shopping Fest From June 7th to June 29th, Istanbul’s always unique offering becomes that bit more special. Here’s how you can be a part of it… Istanbul isn’t a city that’s short of fantastic attractions to feast the eyes on. From towering minarets and underground Byzantine cisterns to steamy bathhouses –...
How to Travel from Istanbul City Centre to Airport (IST)

How to Travel from Istanbul City Centre to Airport (IST)

Busy cities are perfect for weekends away – but unfortunately, you’re probably not the only person who’s had that idea. Avoid the crowds and make your trip as stress-free as possible with this guide on getting from the heart of Istanbul to the airport 14 miles out. Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey, sitting...
Visit the Süleymaniye Mosque in Istanbul

Visit the Süleymaniye Mosque in Istanbul

This spectacular Ottoman imperial mosque ordered by the powerful sultan, Süleyman the Magnificent, is described to be the grandest of mosques in Istanbul. A must see attraction! On the third of the seven hills, that dominates the Golden Horn of Istanbul you find the Süleymaniye Mosque. It stands out as a magnificent landmark over the...
Sip and swing in Istanbul's Old Quarter: best gigs and nightlife

Sip and swing in Istanbul’s Old Quarter: best gigs and nightlife

Set astride the Bosphorus, Istanbul is said to mark the border between Europe and Asia. With a diverse student population, a vibrant expat community and exciting local traditions, the city’s unusual nightlife can’t be beat. Cosmopolitan Istanbul is a city that doesn’t seem to sleep – the thriving clubs and bars come alive once the...
A Shoppers Guide to Istanbul

A Shoppers Guide to Istanbul

Exotic Istanbul offers a variety of fashion, crafts and souvenirs. Buy the items your heart desires at a nice price in a historical shopping landscape. While on holiday, one of the best ways to get to know the city is sightseeing through shopping. A beautiful and historic city like Istanbul manages to combine ancient buildings...
Istanbul by night: post-conference highlights

Istanbul by night: post-conference highlights

With thriving business districts in both the Asian and European sides of the city, Istanbul is an increasingly popular destination for corporate travel. Don’t miss out on the city’s cultural highlights. We’ve rounded up a few of our favourite ways to see Istanbul by night. In the age of Google Maps and one-touch reservations, there’s...
How to travel from Istanbul to Tuzla

How to travel from Istanbul to Tuzla

The city of Istanbul has many ancient and modern attractions to keep visitors busy, but a little exploration outside of the city can reveal some fascinating places. Tuzla is a day trip option from Istanbul and has lots to discover, from beautiful wetlands to Formula One™ racing. How to travel from Istanbul to Tuzla Tuzla...
Follow in James Bond`s footsteps in Istanbul

Follow in James Bond`s footsteps in Istanbul

Istanbul is a magnificently unique city with it`s oriental fantasy skyline of domes and minarets and endless mazes of trinket stalls, jewellery shops, tailors and spice merchants in the old quarters. No wonder Ian Fleming, the author behind the James Bond series, considered it to be one of his favourite cities. The Grand Bazaar is...
Istanbul: A Food-Lover’s Metropolis

Istanbul: A Food-Lover’s Metropolis

In such a large and vibrant city as Istanbul there is an abundance of dining options, with cuisine just as diverse as its culture. It goes without saying that in a city divided over two continents you can experience a vast amount in one day. This is not just taking with regards to adventures in...
Step Back into a Different Istanbul

Step Back into a Different Istanbul

Pera Museum is not just an art exhibition. Here you can step back in time to the Ottoman Empire and learn how the people of this ancient Turkish culture once lived.   Bringing to life the fascinating history which has shaped Istanbul and indeed the whole of Turkey, Pera Museum combines paintings and artefacts from...
A coffee-lover’s guide to Istanbul

A coffee-lover’s guide to Istanbul

European coffee culture can be traced to the 16th century coffeehouses of Istanbul. Sample the best Turkish coffee the city has to offer at these trusted haunts. Despite the arrival of Western coffee chains, modern Istanbul remains a haven for java fanatics. In this city, there’s only one brew of choice for the coffee connoisseur...
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