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Things to do in Turkey

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  • Beymen

    Not only does Istanbul’s chicest set live in the Nisantisi neighborhood in Istanbul, they shop there too. Located one block from the entrance of Ma... More
  • Beyoglu

    Colonized for centuries by non-muslim minorities and foreign traders, the district of Beyoglu (pronounced be-yoh-LU and formerly known as Pera), ac... More
  • Bozcaada

    Wines from this tiny Aegean island are gaining prominence. More
  • Cagaloglu Hamami

    An essential part of any visit to Istanbul is a scrub-down at a hamam (Turkish bath). The top destination for tourists is the 300-year-old Cagalogl... More
  • Can Diamond & Jewel

    The labyrinthian Grand Bazaar in Istanbul’s Sultanahmet neighborhood can be disorienting for shoppers, especially tourists hunting authentic goods ... More
  • Chalabi

  • Chalcedony

    Quartz comes in many colors and some of the world’s bluest is mined in the Eskisehir region of Anatolia. Deriving its name from Chalcedon, a distri... More
  • Christos Stergiou

    Years as agent: 8. Specialties: Turkey, Greece, Culinary and cultural tours. Consulting fee: $100. More
  • Church of the Holy Savior of Chora

    Hard to find—Edirnekapı is not used to tourists, and the signage is terrible—but worth the effort, this pumpkin-domed church-turned-museum is one o... More
  • Classic Journeys

    Unbeatable access to experiences around the globe—learning firsthand about a family-run organic coffee plantation in the Galápagos; dining in a pri... More
  • Corvus Vineyard

    Former architect Resit Soley is producing the country’s most sought-after bottles of sweet reds with strong notes of cherry and plum. More
  • Country Walkers

    Moderate and challenging walks (and a few small-ship cruises) in 80 destinations around the world with a roster of insider guides, such as Morocco ... More
  • Delights

    If you want to bring baklava back home, don’t buy it in the city—you’ll get syrup all over your luggage. Buy it here. Delights is supplied by one o... More
  • Dervis

    Just west of the Grand Bazaar’s central chamber (ic bedestan), this literal hole-in-the-wall shop specializes in silk, mohair, cotton, wool, and fu... More
  • Engin Akin Cooking School

    At her cooking school, renowned gastronomist Engin Akin not only teaches Ottoman classics, she also takes travelers to some of the area's best bake... More

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