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  • Istanbul Atatürk Airport (IST)

    All major flights to Istanbul touch down at Ataturk Airport, located approximately 14 miles west of the city center. On average, 82,000 passengers ... More
  • Istanbul Fast Ferries

    You can cruise between the continents for $1— plus 30¢ for a glass of tea on board—by catching a local ferry at the Eminönü docks on the Golden Hor... More
  • Istanbul Modern

    The art museum in a former customs building was one of the most significant openings in the city's recent history. The collection pales in comparis... More
  • Istanbul Modern Art Museum

    Inaugurated in 2004, this converted warehouse, directly on the Golden Horn, is Turkey’s first museum of contemporary and modern art—although in a c... More
  • Joel A. Zack

    President of Heritage Tours Private Travel, Joel Zack specializes in tours of Spain, Morocco, South Africa, Portugal, and Turkey. For more than fif... More
  • Judith Wolf

    New favorite: The just-renovated Alfonso XIII, a Luxury Collection Hotel, in Seville, with its spacious rooms decorated in Castilian, Andalusian, a... More
  • Kelly Shea

    Years as agent: 25. Specialties: Greece, Turkey. Consulting fee: $250. More
  • Kensington Tours

    A vast range of personalized itineraries, including working on archaeological digs in Israel and trekking to see gorillas in Rwanda, while staying ... More
  • Leb-i-Derya

    Time your visit with the sunset—and the evening call to prayer. That’s when young locals file in for cocktails, like fresh-ginger–and–muddled-lime ... More
  • Limon Café

    Convivial, boho bar/café beloved for its sunset views and cocktails. More
  • Longtable

    Designed by Mahmut Anlar, Istanbul’s hottest restaurateur, this low-lit, sexy, and (yes) long-tabled space is festooned with whimsical bric-a-brac—... More
  • Mado, Istanbul

    Sample the goat’s-milk ice cream, which is thickened with the powdered root of wild orchids. Splurge on a triple scoop of pistachio, pomegranate, a... More
  • Main Duty Free

    At this, one of Europe’s biggest duty-free shops, prices are lower than comparable shops in the airport’s Euro Zone. You’ll find all the expected b... More
  • Marina Bar

    Set in the Kismet Hotel, Marina's old-world service and upscale clientele reflect its regal provenance; the hotel was built by an Ottoman princess.... More
  • Mehmet Çetinkaya Gallery

    As one of the top souvenirs, hordes of salesmen troll the streets for customers to buy carpets. Top threads can be found just behind the Blue Mosqu... More
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