Istanbul


Istanbul could keep you exploring and curious for many lifetimes. One of the great cities of the world has shaped itself into a cluster of different moving parts thanks to its strategic location. Charming, dramatic, and gorgeous, Istanbul is yours to conquer. Hang on!

Culinary Marvel

You’ve probably heard that Turkey is extraordinary with its cuisine. It is not hard to guess Istanbul is in the middle of the flavor hurricane with people coming from all parts of the country and neighboring regions such as the Middle East and Central Asia. Yes, let’s get the iconic keb...

Istanbul could keep you exploring and curious for many lifetimes. One of the great cities of the world has shaped itself into a cluster of different moving parts thanks to its strategic location. Charming, dramatic, and gorgeous, Istanbul is yours to conquer. Hang on!

Culinary Marvel

You’ve probably heard that Turkey is extraordinary with its cuisine. It is not hard to guess Istanbul is in the middle of the flavor hurricane with people coming from all parts of the country and neighboring regions such as the Middle East and Central Asia. Yes, let’s get the iconic kebap for a start, keeping fresh seafood and Istanbul specialties like Balık Ekmek or Kadınbudu Köfte for later.  Already full of Turkish food? The city is full of mouthwatering foreign discoveries – Be it Asian, Italian, or even American-inspired meals.

World Legacy

The only city in the world that straddles two different continents, Istanbul is officially in both Europe and Asia. Add Romans, Greeks, and many other cultures that have left their mark here. The city was a part of the legendary Silk Road too. How to grasp all of this world legacy and history while in Istanbul?  Travel through time with a variety of high-quality museums such as Topkapi Palace Museum or diverse historic sites that include churches, mosques, towers, squares and so much more.

Vast Art Space

With such a legacy and passion for life, comes a vast space of art showcased throughout the city. Dozens of different art galleries dotted along the city streets speak volumes of creativity. But not only galleries, mosaics, and frescoes of magnificent palaces and churches have their moment of art glory too. Contemporary or Byzantine art, historic sculptures or buildings, a local meal, or a hand-made souvenir, Istanbul is an art form within itself.

An Inviting Local Customs

After all, nothing compares to pausing time and cherishing the moment, but in a local way. Visit the legendary and one of the largest and oldest markets in the world – Grand Bazaar. Thousands of shops can be a joy if you take it slow and admire the local way of life and business where tradition meets the present. Let’s never count out modest yet sometimes most charming locations such as local coffeehouses, taverns, kebap restaurants, and tea gardens. Visit places like Erol Tas Café or Pierre Loti tea garden to blend in and discover how friendly and lovely local folk can be in Istanbul.

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