Beyoglu District and the Galata Tower, Istanbul, Turkey
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Beyoglu District and the Galata Tower

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Four Seasons Bosphorus

Local Tip If staying here be sure to go for a Bosphorus View Room as it's a view that is quite simply stunning.

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Blue Mosque - Sultanahmet Cami

Local Tip The Blue Mosque is a working mosque, so visiting times are controlled but entrance is free. Make sure you know the various times the Mosque is closed for prayer.

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Rock'n Coke

Rock'n Coke

17 Jul - 19 Jul

One of Istanbul's funnest and most raucous events, Rock'n Coke is a must if you're in the city whilst it's on. Held every two years, sponsored by company giant Coca Cola, and spanning three wild nights; this is big with a capital b. Traditionally held in Istanbul's Hezarfen Airfield, this is a prime location if you're wanting to let your... more »

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cocoon

Established in 1996 by Seref Ozen and Mustafa Gokhan Demir, cocoon has grown to become a renowned Turkish brand with the slogan "Seeing comes before words." more »

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Armada Terrace Restaurant

Armada Terrace Restaurant is located on the rooftop of the Armada Hotel. The Restaurant enjoys stunning views, with the Marmara Sea and Bosphorus on one side and the Blue Mosque on the other. more »

Istanbul Photos

Bosphorus by Mista Riggs

Bosphorus by Mista Riggs

Princes Islands ©Helen Simpson

Princes Islands ©Helen Simpson

Bosphorus ©Helen Simpson

Bosphorus ©Helen Simpson

Princes Islands ©Helen Simpson

Princes Islands ©Helen Simpson

Ortaköy Mosque © Yildirim Incealemdaroglu

Ortaköy Mosque © Yildirim Incealemdaroglu

Galata Tower

Galata Tower

Galata Tower

Galata Tower

Hagia Sophia by Mista Riggs

Hagia Sophia by Mista Riggs

Sultanahmet © Yildirim Incealemdaroglu

Sultanahmet © Yildirim Incealemdaroglu

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