Athens, Greece - Istanbul, Turkey 32 days trip

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Athens, Greece

3 nights Sat. Apr 25-Tue. Apr 28

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Nafplion, Greece

2 nights Tue. Apr 28-Thu. Apr 30

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Delphi, Greece

1 night Thu. Apr 30-Fri. May 01

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Makrinitsa, Greece

1 night Fri. May 01-Sat. May 02

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Serres, Greece

1 night Sat. May 02-Sun. May 03

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Kastoria, Greece

2 nights Sun. May 03-Tue. May 05

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Ohrid, Macedonia

2 nights Tue. May 05-Thu. May 07

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Budva, Montenegro

3 nights Thu. May 07-Sun. May 10

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Split, Croatia

1 night Sun. May 10-Mon. May 11

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Dubrovnik, Croatia

3 nights Mon. May 11-Thu. May 14

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Kolasin, Montenegro

1 night Thu. May 14-Fri. May 15

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Vrnjacka Banja, Serbia

1 night Fri. May 15-Sat. May 16

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Sofia, Bulgaria

2 nights Sat. May 16-Mon. May 18

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Velingrad, Bulgaria

2 nights Mon. May 18-Wed. May 20

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Nesebar, Bulgaria

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Istanbul, Turkey

4 nights Fri. May 22-Tue. May 26

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Things to do in and around Athens

  • Plaka and Lycabettus
  • Athens Street
  • Akropol
  • Mount Lycabettos
  • Plaka à Athènes
  • Temple of Poseidon - Cape Sunion
  • Byzantine Church
  • Temple of Athena Nike
  • New Acropolis Museum
  • Athens 03
  • National Archaeological Museum, Athens, Greece - 08/2012
  • Greece 2014
  • mycenae grave circle above
  • Athens - Erechtheion
  • Athens, Benaki Museum: Mycenean female figurines
  • Atenes - Acròpoli
  • Secondary Dieties
  • The Athenian Tumulus
  • epidaurus
  • Theater of Dionysos, southern slope of the Acropolis, 342-326 BCE (17)
  • The Acropolis
  • Temple of Olympian Zeus
  • Βυζαντινό και Χριστιανικό Μουσείο
  • Delphi, Mount Parnassus
  • Nafplion, Greece
   
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Athens

Greece, Attica region

CultureFoodHistoricNight life3 nightsSat. Apr 25 - Tue. Apr 28

Considered the birthplace of Western Civilization, Athens' 3,500 year history is alive today in politics, culture, and philosophy.

Athens is the capital and largest city of Greece, and is one of the world's oldest cities, with its recorded history spanning around 3,400 years and the earliest human presence around 11th–7th millennium BC,. The National Garden of Athens was completed in 1840 and is a green refuge in the centre of the Greek capital. Athens' largest zoo is the Attica Zoological Park, a private zoo located in the suburb of Spata. The zoo is home to around 2000 animals representing 400 species, and is open 365 days a year. The city is a world centre of archaeological research. Apart from national institutions there are several archaeological Museums, including the National Archaeological Museum.
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Things to do in and around Nafplion

  • Nafplion, Greece
  • Palamidi Castle, Nafplion
  • Nafplion
  • Mycnean citadel of Tiryns, 13th cent. BCE (2)
  • Agios Stefanos
  • mycenae grave circle above
  • Greece 2014
  • Archeological museum / Археологическият музей
  • The beautiful Nafplion road 1
  • Grave goods from the 'Warrior Grave'
  • Bourtzi Castle, Nafplion
  • Theatre - Ancient Sparta
  • Plaka and Lycabettus
  • Mystras Lower Town
  • epidaurus
   
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Nafplion

Greece, Peloponnese region

Small townsFoodBeachesNight lifeNature2 nightsTue. Apr 28 - Thu. Apr 30

Nafplion welcomes visitors with its warm beaches, relaxing atmosphere, and well-preserved history.

Nafplio is a seaport town in the Peloponnese in Greece. Nafplio enjoys a very sunny and mild climate, even by Greek standards, and as a consequence has become a popular day or weekend road-trip destination. Nafplion maintains a traditional architectural style with many traditional-style colourful buildings and houses. Around the city can be found several sculptures and statues. They are related mostly with the modern history of Nafplion, such as the statues of Ioannis Kapodistrias, Otto of Greece and Theodoros Kolokotronis/
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Things to do in and around Delphi

  • A Town on the Way to Delphi
  • Theater at Delphi
  • GR06 1861 Athena Pronaia Sanctuary at Delphi
  • Delphi Town
  • Temple of Apollo, Delphi
  • Delphi, Mount Parnassus
  • mycenae grave circle above
  • Naxian Sphinx, 570-560 BCE, Delphi Museum (3)
  • Byzantine Church
  • epidaurus
   
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Delphi

Greece, Central Greece region

HistoricActiveSmall townsNatureCulture1 nightThu. Apr 30 - Fri. May 01

Delphi exceptionally combines fascinating myths, archaeological landmarks, and modern-day amenities in a mesmerizing landscape.

Delphi both an archaeological site and a modern town in Greece on the south-western spur of Mount Parnassus in the valley of Phocis and is perhaps best known for the oracle at the sanctuary that was dedicated to Apollo during the classical period. Modern Delphi is situated immediately west of the archaeological site and hence is a popular tourist destination. There are many hotels and guest houses in the town, and many taverns and bars, and In addition Delphi attracts tourists visiting the Parnassus Ski Center and the popular coastal towns of the region.
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Things to do in and around Makrinitsa

  • 362 Makrinítsa - Balcón de Pelión
  • Makrinitsa Town
  • Mount Olympus from High Divide
  • Delphi, Mount Parnassus
  • Dion 14
  • A Town on the Way to Delphi
   
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Makrinitsa

Greece, Thessaly region

Small townsNature1 nightFri. May 01 - Sat. May 02

Clinging to the mountainside are the homes and shops of Makrinitsa, a village of intense beauty and relaxation on Volos Bay.

Makrinitsa is a village and a in Magnesia, greece. It is situated in the northwestern part of the Pelion mountains, 6 km northeast of Volos. One of the most characteristic traditional settlements, full of mansions and houses that look like hanging ornaments on the green mountain side. The picturesque cobbled paths of Makrinitsa are scattered with traditional water fountains. Makrinitsa is a popular tourist destination, especially during the winter.
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Things to do in and around Serres

  • Serre-Chevalier 1500 - Les Bains de Monêtier
  • Serres by night
  • View on the forum and the basilica B with Pangaion Hills in the background, Philippi
  • Socks
  • Orthodox Chapel
  • Ancient Filippi in Makedonia, Greece
  • Rhodos Rhodes Ρόδος - Suleiman Pascha Mosque
   
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Serres

Greece, Macedonia region

ActiveNight lifeNatureHistoricFood1 nightSat. May 02 - Sun. May 03

The second largest city in the Macedonia region, Serres is attractive for both summer and winter sports as well as historic sites.

Serres is a city in Macedonia, Greece, capital of the Serres regional unit and second largest city in the region of Central Macedonia. It is one of the administrative and economic centers of Northern Greece. The city is situated some 24 kilometres northeast of the Strymon river and 69 kmnorth-east of Thessaloniki. Local points of interest include the Archaeological Museum of Serres, Sarakatsani Folklore Museum, Mehmet Bey Mosque and the Church of Agios Georgios Kryoneritis.
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Things to do in and around Kastoria

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  • Kastoria
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  • Kastoria
  • Meteora
  • Mount Olympus from High Divide
  • Panaghia Koumpelidhiki, Kastoria, April 2006
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  • Church in Lefkada
  • Kastoria (1)
   
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Kastoria

Greece, West Macedonia region

HistoricSmall townsNature2 nightsSun. May 03 - Tue. May 05

Overlooking Lake Orestiada, Kastoria easily weaves together its Byzantine and Ottoman roots with a modern, lively atmosphere.

Kastoria is a city in northern Greece in the region of West Macedonia. The town is known for its many Byzantine churches and Ottoman-era domestic architecture. The Museum of Byzantine History located on Dexamenis Square houses many examples of Byzantine iconography. The Costume Museum and the Monuments Museum are also located in the city.
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Things to do in and around Ohrid

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  • Lake Ohrid, Macedonia
  • Bastions
  • Greek Theatre built in 200 BC, Lychnidos, Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia FYROM
  • Mavrovo Lake
  • Galičica National Park
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  • Church of St. Sophia
  • Ohrid
  • Church of St. Bogorodica Perivlepta
  • Pelister National Park - Macedonia
  • Heraclea Lyncestis, Republic of Macedonia
  • Church of St. John at Kaneo, Ohrid
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  • Fortress Towers of Marko
   
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Ohrid

Macedonia, Southwestern region

Small townsNatureHistoricNight lifeActive2 nightsTue. May 05 - Thu. May 07

The largest city on the Ohrid lake is home to a variety of churches, several monasteries, and other historic landmarks.

Ohrid is a city in the Republic of Macedonia and the seat of Ohrid Municipality. It is the largest city on Lake Ohrid and the eighth-largest city in the country. Ohrid is notable for once having had 365 churches, one for each day of the year, and has been referred to as a "Jerusalem (of the Balkans)". The city is rich in picturesque houses and monuments, and tourism is predominant. Ohrid is one of only 28 sites that are part of UNESCO's World Heritage that are both Cultural and Natural sites. The main sights of this city are Lake Ohrid, Church of St. Sophia, the amphitheater, Holy Mary Peribleptos, Samuil's Fortress, and more.
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Things to do in and around Budva

  • Budva
  • St.Stefan - Montenegro
  • Old City Scene from Citadel - Budva - Montenegro - 01
  • Mogren Beach, Budva
  • Черногория. Старая Будва
  • Skadar lake
  • The Gulf of Kotor/Котор/Cattaro
  • Budva
  • Nautical Display in Citadel Museum - Budva - Montenegro
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  • Durmitor National Park
  • Monastery
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  • red beach
  • View from the Top
   
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Budva

Montenegro, Coastal region

Night lifeBeachesHistoricNatureFood3 nightsThu. May 07 - Sun. May 10

Dating to 5C BC, this coastal town offers great beaches, a medieval fortress, and vibrant nightlife.

Budva is a Montenegrin town on the Adriatic Sea. The coastal area around Budva, called the Budva Riviera, is the center of Montenegrin tourism, known for its well preserved medieval walled city, sandy beaches and diverse nightlife. Budva is 2,500 years old, which makes it one of the oldest settlements on the Adriatic coast. Its main attractions include the isle of Sveti Stefan, a citadel, Catholic Church of St. John, the Dancing Girl Statue, the Mogren Beach, and more.
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Things to do in and around Split

  • Split
  • Peristyle and Silver Gate.
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  • Restaurant de Malo Grablje, Croatie
  • Hvar
  • Hvar Island
  • Kastelet, Split
  • Croatia-01251 - Chorus
  • Ivan Mestrovic gallery
  • Marjan Peninsula and Split
  • Blue grotto
   
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Split

Croatia, Split-Dalmatia region

CultureHistoricNight lifeFoodBeaches1 nightSun. May 10 - Mon. May 11

Croatia's second-largest city is home to several remarkable historic landmarks, rich museums, diverse architecture, and nice beaches.

In 1979, the historic center of Split was included into the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. Split is said to be one of the centres of Croatian culture. Its literary tradition can be traced to medieval times, and includes names like Marko Marulić, while in more modern times Split excelled by authors famous for their sense of humor. Among them the most notable is Miljenko Smoje, famous for his TV series Malo misto and Velo misto, with the latter dealing with the development of Split into a modern city.
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Things to do in and around Dubrovnik

  • Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • Dubrovnik
  • Dubrovnik City Walls
  • Velika Onofrijeva fontana (Onofrio's Big Fountain)
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  • The monastery and harbour at Lopud
  • Mali Ston
  • War Photo Limited, Dubrovnik
  • Croatia-01619 - Rector's Palace
  • Lovrijenac Fort
  • Pile Gate, Old City of Dubrovnik
  • 027 City wall walk - Across to St Ivan's Tower and the Maritime Museum
  • Morning market at Gundulić Square
  • Saint Blaise Church
  • Dubrovnik Cathedral
  • Honeymoon Cruise: Dubrovnik, Croatia
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  • 1408211016 - Croatia Dubrovnik Old Town Church of Saint Blaise & Orlando’s Column
  • Synagogue in Old Town Dubrovnik, Croatia
   
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Dubrovnik

Croatia, Dubrovnik-Neretva region

HistoricSmall townsCultureFoodNight life3 nightsMon. May 11 - Thu. May 14

With its dramatic scenery, a wealth of historic sites, quaint streets, and marvelous beaches, this vibrant city is a superb destination.

Dubrovnik is a Croatian city on the Adriatic Sea, in the region of Dalmatia. It is one of the most prominent tourist destinations in the Mediterranean, a seaport and the centre of Dubrovnik-Neretva County. In 1979, the city of Dubrovnik joined the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. According to CNNGo, Dubrovnik is among the 10 best preserved medieval walled cities in the world.
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Things to do in and around Kolasin

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  • Kolašin, Montenegro
  • Rhododendron 'Yoshiko'.  Kyoto Botanic Garden
  • Durmitor National Park
  • Tara river | Montenegro
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  • Monastery
   
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Kolasin

Montenegro, Northern region

NatureActive1 nightThu. May 14 - Fri. May 15

This 17C town is a great starting point for exploring the nearby mountains, and is known for its array of winter sports.

Kolasin is a town in northern Montenegro and is the center of Kolasin Municipality, as well as the unofficial center of Moraca region, named after Moraca River. Kolasin is one of the centers of Montenegro's mountain tourism. Although Zabljak is considered more attractive destination, Kolasin has the advantage of being easily accessible by road and rail. Kolasin is located on the foot of Bjelasica and Sinjajevina mountains, which offer great conditions for skiing. Because of Kolasin 's altitude (954m), the town is considered an air spa. Along with your exploration of the surrounding nature and Kolasin's historic center, be sure to visit the Dulovina Botanic Garden.
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Things to do in and around Vrnjacka Banja

  • Vrnjacki Louvre
  • Vrnjacka Banja
  • Old Palace Gardens
  • Mural on the church
  • Love locks in Paris:
  • Snowish Kopaonik
  • Studenica monastery
  • Sopoćani
  • maglic
   
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Vrnjacka Banja

Serbia, Sumadija and Western Serbia region

Small townsNatureHistoricActive1 nightFri. May 15 - Sat. May 16

Serbia's most popular resort, known for its medicinal mineral waters, wonderful surrounding nature, and nearby historic monuments.

Vrnjacka Banja is a town, municipality, and a resort, mineral spa located in Raska District of Serbia. It contains hot spring with a temperature measuring exactly that of the human body (36.5 degrees Celsius). Vrnjacka Banja is the most celebrated and most popular spa town of Serbia and at same time, a very attractive recreative centre. Situated in a great park full of trees with particularly charming houses, the town has a promising future. Surrounding Vrnjacka Banja are UNESCO protected medieval buildings. Other nearby landmarks include the first court of the Serbian Archbishop, Zica Monastery, Sopocani Monastery, Studenica Monastery, and more.
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Things to do in and around Sofia

  • Sofia: Sin City HDR
  • Sofia
  • Sofia - National Museum of History
  • Pygmy marmoset
  • Sofia, Bulgaria
  • 4 out of 7 Rila lakes
  • Malyovitsa in the clouds
  • Bulgaria-02877 - National Archaeological Museum
  • Ancient Roman Bathhouse and Church
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  • Rila Mountain, Bulgaria
  • Ledenika cave
  • Church of St Petka of the Saddlers-2
  • Национален музей „Земята и хората“
  • Sofia's Synagogue
  • Rusian Church - Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Vitosha, Cherni Peak, just windy, no effects to make the clouds look like this  Витоша, Черни връх,  ветровито.
  • All Seeing Eyes
   
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Sofia

Bulgaria, Sofia City region

HistoricFoodNight lifeCulture2 nightsSat. May 16 - Mon. May 18

Bulgaria's capital is a fusion of old and new, with historic churches and Soviet remnants alongside modern amenities, parks, and galleries.

Sofia is the capital and largest city of Bulgaria and is the 15th largest city in the European Union. The city is located at the foot of Vitosha Mountain in the western part of the country, within less than 50km drive from the Serbian border. Its location in the center of the Balkan peninsula means that it is the midway between the Black Sea and the Adriatic Sea, whereas the Aegean Sea is the closest to it. Sofia has been an area of human habitation since at least 7000BCE and is Europe's second-oldest city. Among its many attractions you may find the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, National Art Gallery, Natural History Museum, palaces, churches, and much more.
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Things to do in and around Velingrad

  • Velingrad
  • КВ. Чепино, Велинград
  • Исторически музей в КВ. Каменица, Велинград
  • 4 out of 7 Rila lakes
  • Rila Mountain, Bulgaria
  • Malyovitsa in the clouds
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  • Pirin National Park, Bulgaria
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Velingrad

Bulgaria, Pazardzhik region

NatureActiveHistoric2 nightsMon. May 18 - Wed. May 20

Home to over 90 mineral springs with healing properties, Velingrad also boasts Bulgaria's largest karst spring and some historic sites.

Velingrad is a town in Pazardzhik Province, Southern Bulgaria, located at the western end of Chepino Valley, part of the Rhodope Mountains. It is the administrative center of the homonymous Velingrad Municipality and one of the most popular Bulgarian balneological resorts. There are more than 90 mineral water springs with curative and preventive properties in and around the town. The mineral waters (from springs and wells) vary considerably and are suitable for treatment of a wide range of diseases.
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Things to do in and around Nesebar

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  • Tagestour Nessebar - Sonnenstrand
  • Tagestour Nessebar - Sonnenstrand
  • Ruined city wall, Nesebar - Bulgaria
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  • Ruined city wall, Nesebar - Bulgaria
  • Church of St Stephen, Nesebar
  • Nieuwe Metropolietenkerk - Nesebar
  • Bridge in the Chudnite Skali
  • Evksinograd Palace
  • Stone Forest
  • Primorsko
   
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Nesebar

Bulgaria, Burgas region

BeachesHistoricNight lifeFoodNature2 nightsWed. May 20 - Fri. May 22

A thriving tourist destination famed for its scenic beauty, Nesebar offers medieval churches, fine dining, and exciting nightlife.

Nesebar is an ancient town and one of the major seaside resorts on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast, located in Burgas Province. Often referred to as the "Pearl of the Black Sea", Nesebar is a rich city-museum defined by more than three millennia of ever-changing history. It is one of the most prominent tourist destinations and seaports on the Black Sea. Its main attractions include several remarkable churches, a lovely beach, and a fantastic city center.
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Things to do in and around Istanbul

  • Urban Density
  • Grand Bazaar
  • Dolmabahce Palace @ Istanbul
  • Istiklal caddesi
  • Topkapi Palace @ Istanbul
  • Street, Prince Islands
  • 13 October 2007
  • Inside the Grand Bazaar, Istanbul
  • Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya) view
  • ortakoy
  • Small town outside of Istanbul, Turkey
  • Traditional Ottoman village
  • Sunken Palace Cistern in Istanbul
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  • Istanbul Archeological Museum
  • Süleymaniye Camii Suleiman Mosque
  • Uçmaya Hazırlık (Preparing to fly)
  • Lake Sapanca, Turkey
  • Morning in Sultanahmet, Istanbul
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  • Istanbul :: Yenicami
  • Istanbul-Constantinople
  • Bursa Rainbow
  • Bridges
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  • Abandoned winter garden glasshouse
  • Istiklal Caddesi
  • Miniaturk, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Iznik
   
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Istanbul

Turkey, Marmara region

CultureFoodHistoricNight life4 nightsFri. May 22 - Tue. May 26

East meets West in a vibrant crescendo of history, culture, and cuisine, making Istanbul an unmissable destination.

Istanbul, once known as Constantinople and Byzantium before that, is the most populous city in Turkey, and the country's economic, cultural, and historical center. Istanbul is a transcontinental city in Eurasia, straddling the Bosphorus strait between the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea. Istanbul is one of the world's most populous cities and ranks as world's 5th-largest city proper and the largest European city. It's main attractions include Aya Sofya Basilica, Blue Mosque, Dolmabahce Palace, Grand Bazaar, several museums, and more.
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