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  • Ephesus Museum

    The museum houses a small but impressive collection of statues and other objects uncovered in the ruins of Ephesus. The most famous exhibits are th... More
  • Eski Sandik

    Boutique specializing in vintage hand-embroidered scarves and shawls, many from Iran. More
  • Ethnography Museum

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    Etrim Village Cooperative

    Make the 30 minute journey from Bodrum for oversize Turkish wool carpets. More
  • Eyüp Sultan Mosque

    Beyond the ancient city walls on the south bank of the Golden Horn, this stately mosque—one of Istanbul’s most sacred Muslim sites—is flanked by ma... More
  • Fitness Center

    This is the only gym at the airport. Unfortunately, it isn’t convenient for international layover passengers: you have to go through Passport Contr... More
  • Fred Poe

    Insider Clout: Poe’s reach in Turkey is evinced by his many years on this list—and the full-service office he maintains in Istanbul—but his latest ... More
  • Gönül Paksoy

    At her combination museum-shop, owner Gönül Paksoy turns everyday objects into pieces of art and creates hand-dyed silk coats with vintage beads. More
  • Grand Bazaar

    This massive, dazzling, and cacophonous covered market is the ur-bazaar of the Orient; if you’ve envisioned what it will be like, prepare to have y... More
  • Great Palace Mosaic Museum

    Istanbul's major state-run museums charge hefty admissions, but the Great Palace Mosaic Museum, just behind the Blue Mosque adjacent to the Arasta ... More
  • Haci Bekir

    Try the Turkish Delight in flavors like mint and pistachio at this exotic candy shop. More
  • Hagia Sophia

    The greatest surviving example of Byzantine architecture and one of the eight wonders of the world, Hagia Sophia reigned as the greatest church in ... More
  • Heybeliada

    A day trip to Heybeliada, the second-largest and arguably the prettiest of the Princes Islands, feels remarkably refreshing after a few days of Ist... More
  • Homer Kitabevi Books

    For prestige, no schools top Galatasary Lise in central Taksim. Across from its vaunted black gates, Homer Kitabevi (bookstore) specializes in acad... More
  • House of Cigars

    One of the top choices for duty-free cigars in Europe is this fragrant, humid antechamber tucked away behind the tobacco section of the duty-free s... More

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