Turkey

What You Need to Know Before You Go

Turkey is the meeting point of Europe and Asia, both geographically and culturally. Istanbul, the country’s largest city, is the only major metropolis in the world to sit in 2 continents at once. This coming together of civilizations has resulted is a unique and remarkable character. Everything about the country is a blend of east and west, from the buildings and people to the food and even the landscape.

Turkey has been at the intersections of history and civilization for centuries. There are some truly iconic sights to see, as well as many hidden treasures. The famous mosques and bazaars of Istanbul are well-visited, as are the fantastic beach resorts of Bodrum and Antalya along the Mediterranean coast, but the snow-capped mountains of the country’s interior and seemingly endless ancient ruins are relatively unknown to most. If you’re looking for a country that combines sun, sea, and sand with an exotic culture all of its own, Turkey is hard to beat. 

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  • Istanbul

    Istanbul, in northwestern Turkey, is the only city in the world that spans 2 continents and is a constantly evolving cosmopolitan intersections. From magnificent mosques to mouthwatering meze, from ancient architecture to contemporary clubs, you’ll be mesmerized by the dazzling array of cultural experiences on offer.

    No trip to Istanbul would be complete without a visit to the Grand Bazaar, one of the oldest and largest covered markets in the world. The city is also home to the Egyptian Bazaar, packed with colorful, aromatic spices, not to mention the gargantuan Istanbul Cevahir—one of Europe’s largest shopping malls.

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