I'll be meeting my 25 yr old daughter in Istanbul, where we will stay a few days with friends of the family. Our travel will take us to Kalkan and exploration of historical sites and rooftop restaurants. We hope to take a day trip to a Greek island off the coast during this leg of the trip. Then, back to Istanbul to buy rugs,hand painted tiles and spices before flying home and leaving my daughter to continue her summer travels. Can't wait!
The "Grand Bazaar Lite," this is the place to come if size and commotion of the Kapalı Çarşı has given you a headache. Smaller, more... more
Often overlooked by visitors, this is one of Istanbul's most lavish and extravagant attractions, the last home of the late and declining Ottoman Sultanate,... more
There's no better remedy for the jet-lagged traveler—or for the morning after a long night of Raki consumption—than a good long soak at the hammam.... more
Tucked away in a far corner of the Old City, just by the Edirnekapı gate, is the tiny Kariye Museum, also known as the Chora Church. This small building... more
Owner Metin Tosun describes his operation at Abdulla as "giving new soul to old patterns," and indeed this Old City store's fantastic collection of homespun... more