Bosphorus Yatch Cruises, photo by Merve Göral

Find over 2,000 years of Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, and modern history in the city’s museums. From Sufism to photography, Istanbul is full of cultural marvels.

Istanbul is the world’s only city situated on two continents and it is only right and proper that this be fully appreciated. Taking a boat up the Bosphorus is an inexpensive way of seeing some of the main sights of both sides of the city and enjoying the beautiful views across the water. Highlights...

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Find over 2,000 years of Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, and modern history in the city’s museums. From Sufism to photography, Istanbul is full of cultural marvels.

Urban explorers have rediscovered London’s disused subway lines, and the catacombs of Paris have regular tourist trips. With the summer sun blazing down on us, now is the time to expand our subterranean horizons in Istanbul; so let us take you on a trip to three little-known locations buried deep...

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Find over 2,000 years of Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, and modern history in the city’s museums. From Sufism to photography, Istanbul is full of cultural marvels.

It’s been so long since someone stepped into this classroom that the floorboards creak in protest. The chalkboard, presumed to once have been a forest green, is now almost white with a dry frost of chalk. The desks and chairs have given up waiting for the return of student life, accepting their...

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Find over 2,000 years of Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, and modern history in the city’s museums. From Sufism to photography, Istanbul is full of cultural marvels.

We escaped the noise of Istanbul’s European side one rainy afternoon and found ourselves wandering from Kandilli onward, catching a glimpse of the sea from the wrought iron gates of opulent waterfront estates. It was also on this particular day that we happened upon the The Küçüksu Kasrı (Küçüksu...

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Whether you’re local or a newcomer, The Guide Istanbul gives inside information about life in Istanbul. Explore the neighborhoods and get practical information.

Contributed by the bloggers behind Istanbul for 91 Days. We're two guys who travel around the world, spending 91 days in each new destination. Currently, we're in Istanbul. With three months to explore the city, we've had time to hit all the major tourist sights, but also have been able to discover...

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From Cunda to Olympos, Turkey’s coastline is full of treasures. Follow our advice for the best places to stay, local cuisines, and adventures off the beaten path.

A fantastic Mediterranean climate, beautiful seas, and a relaxing atmosphere are only a few of the reasons why people flock to Bodrum to escape the city heat. After you’ve worn on lounging in the sun by the water, there are still plenty of things to do, like wandering the fascinating historical...

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Whether you’re local or a newcomer, The Guide Istanbul gives inside information about life in Istanbul. Explore the neighborhoods and get practical information.

It doesn’t matter whether you will be in Istanbul for a couple of days or a couple of weeks – the one neighborhood you are absolutely certain to visit is Sultanahmet, the neat little area at the tip of the historic peninsula where the city first sprang to life. This is where the vast majority of...

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