Where ancient culture meets modern delights

Once known as the gateway of the Orient, Istanbul is home to a historic tapestry of Western and Eastern influences. Between its age-old tradition for sweets and coffee, traditional belly dancing establishments and the more modern interpretations of Ottoman culture, the city has never been more worthy of a visit. A day here is best spent lounging in one of the many invigorating Turkish baths, browsing the ancient markets and basking in the air of a bygone era before exploring Istanbul’s vibrant arts scene and other cutting edge offerings.

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