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Istanbul Holidays: A Fascinating Sabbatical In Istanbul
Modern metropolises and enriched with rich historic heritage, Istanbul continues to be a prominent city in Turkey attracting lots of tourists worldwide. Located across the Bosphorus Strait and straddling Asia and Europe in amazingly, Istanbul reflects incredible cultural influences of several empires with exquisite basilicas, wonderful cathedral, outstanding mosques, and busy ancient bazaars adorning the city. So, if all these trigger your interest to visit Istanbul in your coming vacations, we are glad to help you with a list of activities to enjoy in this enchanting European destination. Scroll down to discover all about it.
Pay A Visit To The Blue Mosque
Constructed in early 17th century by Sultan Ahmet, the Blue Mosque is a popular religious attraction where lots of devotees worship the God even today. This incredible mosque comprises about 20,000 ceramic tiles, 200 stained glass windows, and exquisite intricate designs. The name ‘Blue Mosque’ is derived from the blue tile on its dome and higher levels of its beautiful interior. Have a pleasant walk in the beautiful gardens present between the Blue Mosque and Aya Sofya.
Begin Your Day With Turkish Breakfast
Unique Turkish breakfast is a great delight to start your day during your Istanbul holidays. Turkish breakfast comprises coffee, sliced cucumbers and tomatoes, and white bread. Also, green olives, butter, honey, thick cream, white cheese, boiled eggs, or omelet make your breakfast a scrumptious delight. Börek and sucuklu yumurta are other two items in the breakfast that make it unique and special to try.
Watch Beautiful Sunset At True Blue Beach
A trip to the True Blue Beach, one of the most famous beaches in Istanbul, offers you a spectacular view of the sea. Watch pleasant islands and several sailing boats here. Also, you can watch the stunning sunset in the evening. Relax in the sandy beach. Swim in the pleasant waters here. You can find here True Blue beach club and attend various outstanding live events and concerts here.
Shopping Break At Mall Of Istanbul
Take some time out of your traveling schedule and shop to your heart’s content at the Mall of Istanbul, one of the biggest shopping avenues in Istanbul. Many tourists who visit this mall are reminded of their paris holidays and the shopping experiences in the city's elegant malls. You can find here an array of leading brands and 350 stores to make your choice. Make sure you visit MOiPark, a fascinating theme park here, after shopping.
Cruise Down The Bosphorus
Get a boat and enjoy a wonderful boat tour as you cruise down the enchanting Bosphorus strait when in Istanbul. Have a glimpse of prominent points of interest of the city as you cruise down the strait. Watch Rumeli Ruins, mosques, Dolmabahce Palace, and the Maiden’s Tower. Take your kids to Istanbul Dolphinarium, which is the biggest of its kind in the entire Europe. Kids would enjoy swimming and diving with dolphins and watching fascinating dolphin shows.
Dance To The Tunes Of Music
Enjoy dancing to the tunes of electronic music in Indigo nightclub in Beyoglu district in Istanbul. Party here in the chilling atmosphere. You can watch performances of popular DJs. Have a wonderful time listening to fabulous music and dancing your heart’s content as you listen to the music.
So, if you can’t wait to plan your holidays to Istanbul, make sure you plan a wonderful sabbatical any time from September to November or from April to May as these are the best times to tour through this wonderful city in Turkey.