Between Orient and Occident comes Istanbul with its simit vendors, its upscale shopping avenues, its dazzling mosques, its dreamy Sultans’ palaces, its quaint old tramways and lively markets.
What to do:
Take a ferry to Büyükada the largest of the princes’ islands to discover the picturesque scenery riding a horse drawn carriage or a bicycle.
Hop on a ferry and discover how residents of the Asian side live in the cosmopolitan Kadıköy and Üsküdar with lots of scenic views and Bohemian bars.
Explore the sizzling and colorful Grand Bazaar, follow the steps of the sultans in Sultanahmet and visit the Blue Mosque, Basilica Cistern, Hagia Sophia and Topkapı Palace.
Cruise the Blue Bosphorus and discover on its shores the quaint fortress the charming fish restaurants and the prominent Galatasaray University.
For shopping getaways stroll around the posh sidewalks of Nişantaşı, where you will find international brands like Louis Vuitton, Chanel , Prada and so many others.
Head to Cevahir AVM one of the largest malls in Europe and to Istiklal caddesi one of the main shopping avenues.
Party by the sea in Ortaköy in establishments such as:
Anjelique — Located on the shore of Bosphorus, this mansion offers a good view as well as a broad variety of food. The night club is located on the top floor. It is renowned for its music its extraordinary cocktails and its trendy dynamic atmosphere.
Reina In a spacious elegant design, it boasts several bars, restaurants and dance floors. It hosted worldwide famous stars like Bon Jovi, Kylie Minogue, U2, Uma Thurman, Daniel Craig, and Naomi Watts.
You can head also to Beyoğlu where you will find lively bars clubs and pubs like Montreal pub on Taksim or 360 on Istiklal street located in a penthouse of a 19th century apartment building with 360 degrees fascinating landscape views of the Bosphorus, Golden Horn and the Sea of Marmara. The club comes alive in the weekends, offering DJs and vocalists with live dancers and performances, and non-stop partying until the early morning hours.
Antalya is just bewitching with its wooden ottoman mansions lost in narrow winding cobblestone streets, its stunning waterfalls, its sun-fried beaches and its chic resorts.
What to do: Antalya boasts so many shopping gems like Deepo Outlet Center near the airport of Antalya, Migros shopping center on konyaaltı, Shemall shopping center and Terracity mall on Lara beach.
Visit the charming old town Kaleiçi and delve into history by discovering Yivli Minaret Mosque, Hadrian’s gate and the house of Atatürk.
Hide from the fierce sun in Karaalioğlu Park and unveil the charm of the old Mermerli port.
Visit Düden and Kurşunlu waterfalls and take a swim in the azure waters of the Mediterranean at konyaaltı beach or Lara beach.
Get lost in the windy streets of the city Centre, swim in the sparkling waters of the Aegean Sea, discover ancient ruins, delve into the sizzling nightlife and gaze at the famous windmills that stand still on the hill.
What to do:
Visit the Camel Beach an exotic concept where you can spot camels meandering through the sandy shore.
Discover the outstanding mausoleum of Halicarnassus and St Peter’s castle.
Meander through the marina of the city center of Bodrum where glamour and glitz meet.
Visit the charming windmills on the hill and watch the glorious sunset over the bubbly turquoise waters.
Party at Halikarnas a huge outdoor nightclub.
Shop at Midtown and Oasis Malls both boasting a large choice of International and Turkish brands.
Head to Bodrum’s city center where you can find some leather shops and some trendy Turkish clothes brands like Tiffany and Rodi Mood.
Tucked between the Aegean and the Mediterranean Seas, Marmaris still retains the old charm of the sleepy village it used to be. You will discover milky turquoise waters, hidden coves, a vibrant nightlife and mouthwatering beachfront restaurants.
What to do:
Take a day trip to Dalyan where you will explore the ancient tomb rocks situated above the mountains.
Visit the thermal springs of Pamukkale which look like cotton
Stroll through the splendid yacht marina one of the biggest in the Mediterranean Sea with 1300 yachts.
Shop at The Point Mall where you will find around 40 shops selling brand clothes.
Don’t miss out on the he Grand Bazaar where you will find a colorful display of spices, clothes, jewelries, and so many other things.
Enjoy a drink at the marvelous, lively bar street.