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We may earn commission from affiliate links → Some say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. When you’re in Istanbul, you’ll need to fuel up as much as possible so you can check out all the beautiful sights! The good news is that you can sample one of the best types of cuisine available – a Turkish breakfast called kahvalti locally. This is a banquet like no other, and while you might think it odd to eat so much so soon after waking up, you won’t be able to help yourself! Also, the foods you’ll find…

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We may earn commission from affiliate links → If you’re looking for romance, Istanbul might not be the first place that springs to mind, but this is a city that is not only drenched in history and stunning views but has some of the most romantic experiences around. Give it a chance and see for yourself! There is nothing better than an Istanbul sunset. As the sun goes down over the Golden Horn, the mosques and old bridges are illuminated in a golden hue that is hard to match. It’s undoubtedly something so special even your camera won’t be able…

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We may earn commission from affiliate links → Few places in the world feel as immersive as Ephesus, Turkey. In 2015 Ephesus ancient city was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List – an impressive list to be on! As lovely as visiting a museum or even walking through a regular open-air museum, not many of them allow you to immerse yourself entirely in history. Ephesus does offer that and more. At this ancient site, you might feel like ghosts from the past are watching you or that the wind, which occasionally and very randomly whips up out of nowhere,…

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We may earn commission from affiliate links → Without a doubt, one of the quintessential Turkish experiences is visiting a traditional hammam. Not only will you leave feeling cleaner than you’ve probably felt since the day you were born, but it’s also a very relaxing experience. Of course, you’re also experiencing Turkish culture and traditions that date back centuries. Before you have your first Turkish bath experience, there are a few things you’ll want to know. Not only to avoid embarrassing yourself but also to prevent upsetting anyone!     What Is A Hammam? Hammams exist all over Turkey, and…

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Some posts contain compensated links. Please read this disclaimer for more info. Oludeniz (Ölüdeniz) is home to one of the most photographed beaches in Turkey, if not the world – the famous Blue Lagoon. If you’re in Turkey, it’s a crime not to visit here for a few days, and it’s also a great spot to dedicate an entire holiday! Packed during the summer months with visitors from all over the world. Ölüdeniz is also blessed with relatively mild winter temperatures, so you can easily visit whatever the month and enjoy the chilled-out way of life and the stunning natural…

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Some posts contain compensated links. Please read this disclaimer for more info. Most people are surprised at the sheer size of Turkey. It’s not a small country! There are vast differences between major towns and cities, so it’s important to know how to get from A to B well ahead of time. Istanbul is the country’s largest city, although not the capital. That means many international connections head into Istanbul; from there, domestic flights take passengers to their chosen designation. If you’re in Istanbul, you’re sure to want to explore a little. It’s a stunning city and packed with things…

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Some posts contain compensated links. Please read this disclaimer for more info. Montenegro is a country that is fast becoming a major tourist hotspot. It’s a country that has a huge amount of natural beauty and lots of history to explore too. While most people head to Podgorica, the capital city, it would be wrong to miss out on the beauty and history that you will find in Cetinje. Where Is Cetinje? While Cetinje is a city, it’s a pretty small one and it’s stunningly beautiful. It used to be the royal capital of the country and is also the…

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Some posts contain compensated links. Please read this disclaimer for more info. When you think of Turkey, you no doubt think of Istanbul as the main city. But, did you know that Istanbul isn’t actually the capital? That title belongs to Ankara. However, Istanbul is Turkey’s biggest city by far. Once you arrive, you’ll see how ridiculously busy it really is! But, it’s packed with amazing things to see and do and you’ll never be bored for even a second. However, Istanbul is not the only must-visit city in Turkey. There’s Ankara and Antalya, for sure, but what about cosmopolitan…

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Some posts contain compensated links. Please read this disclaimer for more info. When deciding which Greek island to visit, you’re seriously spoiled for choice. Most people choose to go to the big islands, such as Rhodes, Santorini, Crete, or Mykonos. These are all great options, but they’re also extremely touristic, very busy, and as a result, more expensive. If you want to enjoy all the touristic fun you can have this summer, but you don’t want to go to the main islands, there are two options you should think about – Paros or Naxos. These are both close-by islands (40…

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Some posts contain compensated links. Please read this disclaimer for more info. When you hear the word Cappadocia, you probably have visions of hot air balloons flying in front of your eyes. Of course, that’s for a very good reason; this is one of the world’s prime spots for ballooning, and millions of people flock to Cappadocia every year for that same experience. The problem is, what if you don’t like heights but still want to visit this beautiful landscape? What if your flight is canceled due to bad weather? What if you simply can’t afford it? Let’s face it;…

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Some posts contain compensated links. Please read this disclaimer for more info. Turkey’s southern coastline is packed with fantastic summer beach resorts. They’re even great spots to visit during the winter months, with Antalya Province being much warmer than most other places in Turkey. The tricky thing is deciding where to go. It’s easy to assume that all beach resorts are the same; after all, don’t they offer the same things- sun, sea, nightlife, food? Well, yes, they do, but they also have local niche spots to visit history, all of their own, and regional delicacies to try. That’s why…

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Some posts contain compensated links. Please read this disclaimer for more info. Your honeymoon is not just another holiday. Oh no, it’s far more than that. You want it to be magical, memorable, full of wonder, and the perfect start to your married life together. Choosing the place you decide to celebrate your honeymoon can be difficult. So many people think about the Indian Ocean islands, the Caribbean, or maybe Thailand, but what if you don’t want to go quite so far afield? Or, what if you’ve already done that and you’re looking for something different? Turkey is a great…

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Some posts contain compensated links. Please read this disclaimer for more info. News flash – Istanbul is huge. Literally massive. You just can’t comprehend how big Istanbul is. But, the good news is that it’s a pretty easy city to get around, thanks to an excellent network of public transport methods. The only major issue is traffic. You’ve never seen traffic until you’ve seen Istanbul traffic, and it’s only getting worse. Thankfully, there are a few ways you can get around that, too – this city thinks of everything! So, to help you navigate Turkey’s biggest city by far, let’s…

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Some posts contain compensated links. Please read this disclaimer for more info. If you’re visiting Istanbul soon or even thinking about it, you’ll no doubt have Taksim on your shortlist of places to head to. And so it should be. Taksim is a fantastic place. It’s the literal heart of this huge and sprawling city. It’s where you’ll hear countless languages spoken at any one time, people from all walks of life mingling together in one huge and bustling spot. But, Taksim is also a complicated place to visit if you don’t know what you’re doing. Taksim can drive the…

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Some posts contain compensated links. Please read this disclaimer for more info. Best Restaurants Istanbul- A Guide For All Budgets Corner Irish Bar, Taksim Sultan Palace Cafe & Restaurant, Sultanahmet Five Brothers Kahvalti Cafe, Besiktas Betro Burger, Besiktas Karadeniz Doner Asim Usta, Besiktas Wama’s, Taksim Esmer Cafe & Restaurant, Taksim Salt Bae Burger, Galataport, Karakoy Nevizade Kadir’in Yeri, Taksim Adana Ocakbasi, Sisli Hocapasa Pidecisi, Fatih Borsam Tasfirin, Kadikoy If you’re a foodie and you’re looking for a city to cater to your needs, look no further than Istanbul, Turkey. For sure, Istanbul is a historic city with plenty of culture…

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Some posts contain compensated links. Please read this disclaimer for more info. If you’re heading to Istanbul and you love a good night out, you’re in luck! Even though Istanbul is a historic city, this doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy varied and extremely vibrant nightlife too. The other great news is that whatever you’re looking for, you’ll find it with ease. Want a chilled out evening with a shisha pipe and a beer? You’re covered. Want a full-on dancing evening with clubbing music and vodka-a-plenty? Again, you’ll find what you’re looking for. Fancy a nice meal and a few…

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Some posts contain compensated links. Please read this disclaimer for more info. Summer is upon us once more, and you might be starting to think about where you can travel to over the coming months. Pandemic-allowing, Turkey looks set to be a popular spot, and with so many beautiful resorts to choose from, it’s not hard to see why. One of those resorts is Marmaris. Located on what is known as the Turquoise Coast, Marmaris is lapped by the beautiful blue waters of the Aegean. There is a lot to see and do around this part of the country, although…

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Some posts contain compensated links. Please read this disclaimer for more info. Istanbul is a HUGE city. There is far too much to see and do here over the space of just one break, and no matter how much you think you can zip your way around and see the main sights, you’ll still find yourself missing out on several things you had on your list. This is a city that has more history than perhaps anywhere else in the world. Once part of Greece and known as Constantinople, the Ottoman Empire based itself here for centuries, fighting war after…

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Some posts contain compensated links. Please read this disclaimer for more info. When you’re looking for somewhere to stay in Istanbul, location is everything. So, in this post, we’ll tell you all about the best neighborhoods in Istanbul to stay. Which Istanbul areas are most convenient for tourists? Should you stay at hotels in Beyoglu or at hotels in Sultanahmet area? You’ll find the answers below! A quick Google search of apartments and hotels will throw up so many choices you’ll be totally overwhelmed. Remember that Istanbul is a huge city, and that means a massive selection of accommodation in…

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Some posts contain compensated links. Please read this disclaimer for more info. Turkey is a huge country. In fact, most people don’t realize how big it is. It’s absolutely enormous, packed with world-famous destinations, beach resorts and ancient cities. There are, however, also many hidden gems in Turkey to visit, allowing you to experience an undiscovered Turkey that most visitors don’t get to see. The majority of tourists flock to the most popular places, such as Antalya, Izmir, Bodrum, Marmaris, Cappadocia, Ephesus, and Pamukkale (and those places are 100% worth a visit), but that means that some of the most…

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Some posts contain compensated links. Please read this disclaimer for more info. Turkey is packed with beautiful destinations, but some of the lesser-known spots are often the ones you should be looking more towards. When you head slightly off the beaten track, you get a far more authentic experience, and you get to enjoy the Turkish hospitality that’s so famous around the world. We all know that Izmir is a cosmopolitan city on the country’s west coast, and it’s a great place to spend a few days. However, you might want to chill out somewhere a little less frenetic and…

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Some posts contain compensated links. Please read this disclaimer for more info. Turkey is packed with must-do experiences, but without a doubt, one that features on many a Turkey bucket list is to head to go on a Cappadocia hot air balloon ride and enjoy this fantastic, fairytale-like landscape from the sky. It’s a sight that has been featured in many travel magazines and websites, and as a result, millions of people head to this central Turkish area every single year. The Goreme National Park is packed with beautiful rock formations that look like fairy chimneys, and even gazing over…

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Some posts contain compensated links. Please read this disclaimer for more info. Turkey is huge. Seriously, it’s massive. Within a country that size, you can expect to find many natural wonders. In Turkey’s case, they’re dotted all over the land, with something jaw-droppingly beautiful at every turn. However, for visitors heading to the Antalya region in Turkey, a hugely popular area for beach holidays, there are many natural gems that really have to be seen to be believed. The Antalya area in Turkey covers many of the country’s top beach resorts, and it’s no surprise that millions of visitors touch…

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Some posts contain compensated links. Please read this disclaimer for more info. Turkey is not just about beaches. Sure, the south coast is dotted with countless stunning clear-sea beaches, but if you assume that’s all Turkey is about, you’re missing out in a big, big way! The authentic Turkish way of life is something every visitor should experience, and the single best way to do that is to head away from the beach resorts and visit a city or two. Here you’ll get to experience culture, traditions and enjoy the very best cuisine around. You’ll also see history in abundance.…

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Some posts contain compensated links. Please read this disclaimer for more info. Everyone has seen the iconic photograph of whitewashed buildings and blue-domed churches set high on a hilltop, with the glittering Aegean below. It’s one of the most iconic snaps in the world and even if you have no idea where this magical place is, you’ll have certainly seen the photograph. If you aren’t aware of where that place is, we’re talking about Santorini, one of Greece’s most beautiful islands. Located in the Cyclades Islands, this Aegean beauty is one of the most in-demand locations in the world. Its…

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Some posts contain compensated links. Please read this disclaimer for more info. Turkey is one of the most visited countries in the world. It’s hardly surprising when you do a little research into why. Not only does Turkey have epic history combined with fast-paced modern life to check out in Istanbul, but you also have stunning beach resorts on the south coast. Throw in mountains, ski resorts, traditions, excellent food, shopping, historic ruins, and you can pretty much understand why most airlines fly to Turkey several times a day! Of course, it doesn’t hurt that the Turkish Lira is quite…

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Some posts contain compensated links. Please read this disclaimer for more info. We all know that Turkey is beautiful, and we know that there are countless places to visit; however, did you know that there are around 500 islands and islets in the seas of Turkey? With so many Turkish islands, it is no wonder you may be finding it hard to narrow down your choice of which islands in Turkey to add to your Turkey travel list! If you’re visiting a busy city, a quick visit to an island could be a great way to enjoy a slower pace…

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Some posts contain compensated links. Please read this disclaimer for more info. Turkey is surrounded by country borders and sea in equal amounts, and one country with whom it shares a border is beautiful Bulgaria. If you’re able to travel freely, then heading over the border and checking out a slightly different way of life is a great idea. Of course, spending time in Istanbul and really exploring this iconic and hugely historic city is a major must-do. When you’ve had enough or think you’ve seen as much you can absorb for one trip, why not make your next stop…

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Some posts contain compensated links. Please read this disclaimer for more info. Turkey is a vast country, and it’s one that has cultural differences as you travel across and up and down. This dress code in Turkey for tourists guide will help you decide what to wear in Turkey. From the Blue Mosque dress code to beaches, we have you covered (see what we did there!?). From the sun-drenched beaches of the south to the cosmopolitan cities in the north-west and west, into the more conservative towns and cities of the south, and the very traditional areas in the east…

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Some posts contain compensated links. Please read this disclaimer for more info. Despite the admittedly sheer size of Turkey, it’s actually a very drivable country. If you’re considering visiting Turkey and you want to get around on your own steam, you’ll find excellent motorways and beautiful scenery to look at as you drive past. Turkey has land and sea borders, which means it’s possible to travel into Turkey from both Greece, Bulgaria, Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan. In order to do so, you will need to have your passport and your car papers, including insurance and an international driving license. However,…

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Some posts contain compensated links. Please read this disclaimer for more info. If you think that Turkey is all beaches and Istanbul, you’re very wrong! Turkey is a huge country, packed with cities, towns, villages, beach resorts,… the list goes on. That means there is literally something for everyone. In this blog post, we tell you all about the best places in Turkey to visit for history, food, nature, partying and more. Sure, not every destination is going to suit every single person but provided you know what you want to do and what you want to experience, you can…

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Some posts contain compensated links. Please read this disclaimer for more info. Turkey is packed with tourist hotspots, but two of the most iconic have to be the historic city of Istanbul and the central natural beauty of Cappadocia. The problem is, Turkey is quite a large country, so most people are put off traveling around to various spots which seem far away from one another. The good news? Turkey’s public transport network is extremely high quality, meaning you can explore as much as you like, provided you do your research. A weekend trip from Istanbul to Cappadocia is entirely…

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Some posts contain compensated links. Please read this disclaimer for more info. There is no question about it, Albania has been an up-and-coming beach destination for a few years now, but as the world hopes to open its travel doors once more this summer, more people are thinking about this beautiful country as their next chill-out go-to. When you do a little research about where to go in Albania if turquoise blue seas and chill out beaches and are your thing, that Himare would be your chosen destination. The closest airport to Himare is on the Greek Islan Corfu, though most…

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Some posts contain compensated links. Please read this disclaimer for more info. If you do a Google search for the top attractions to see in Turkey, Pamukkale will 100% appear very close to the top of this. Pamukkale is one of Turkey’s most visited spots, and it’s also one of the most gorgeous. If weird and wonderful sights are your things, this is for you. However, this spot isn’t just a little odd and very wonderful; it’s also stunningly beautiful. No doubt, you’ve seen Pamukkale on the TV or online. It’s blindingly white, it has terraces that run down a…

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Some posts contain compensated links. Please read this disclaimer for more info. If you did a quick survey of a sample of people and asked which city is the capital of Turkey, many would tell you Istanbul. Many would also be wrong! Istanbul is undoubtedly Turkey’s largest city; it isn’t the capital; that particular honor falls to Ankara, located in the center of this huge country. Ankara is definitely worth a visit, and if you’re heading there during the winter months, you’ll get to see a beautiful snowy scene, both in the city and in the surrounding area. A visit…

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Some posts contain compensated links. Please read this disclaimer for more info. Turkey is packed with natural and human-made wonders, but perhaps two of the most iconic are Pamukkale and Cappadocia. Both are completely natural and very well preserved, but entirely different deals. Not to mention the fact that they’re also quite far away from one another! Despite that fact, this doesn’t stop countless visitors from trying to cram both sites into their Turkish vacation, and who can blame them? The stunningly beautiful white limestone formations with shimmering blue water atop often stare back at you from tourist websites and…

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Some posts contain compensated links. Please read this disclaimer for more info. If you’re looking for stunning, sun-drenched beaches this summer, Turkey is undoubtedly a country you should consider. Packed with resorts which offer plentiful fun in the sun, you might also be pleased to hear that there are many quieter, more secluded and traditional beach areas too. It really all comes down to what you want from your holiday. Of course, the south coast of Turkey is blessed with a seriously impressive stretch of coastline, lapped by both the Aegean and Mediterranean seas. To help you whittle your choice…

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