Istanbul

If Istanbul is one of the most visited destinations in the world, it is not due to a fad but to the incredible beauties and riches of this destination. Istanbul is a city of contrasts. Asian and European at the same time, it is a deeply Turkish city, incomparable with other European destinations and even incomparable with other Turkish cities. Both traditional and modern, it is a timeless city and a soothing city with its magnificent river; it is also constantly effervescent, full of life, colours and smells.

 

Depending on the neighbourhood you stay in, and the places you visit, your perception and understanding of Istanbul will be totally different from that of another traveller. Forget the 2-night city break and plan to stay 5 to 7 days there by booking your accommodation in different areas of the city. Sultanahmet and Eminönü are the most popular and must-see neighbourhoods. We like to visit their mosques and the Grand Bazaar there, but we don’t recommend you sleep there, as they are really to touristy. If you want to stay in a trendy bohemian area, book your accommodation in the Cihangir district. To be in the heart of the city, book in the Taksim district. For a chic stay away from the hubbub of the city, book in the Uskudar district

Izmir

Despite being the third largest city in the country, Izmir is much less well known than some Turkish destinations such as Marmara, Olüdeniz or the region of Cappadocia. We advise you to visit Izmir if you want to discover another aspect of Turkey, if you like to think outside the box and want to see a city that oscillates between east and west.

 

Izmir is considered to be the westernmost city in Turkey, it has, in any case, one with the best quality of life. We advise you to visit its Blue Mosque and take a stroll on the Konak Pier (designed by Gustave Eiffel). During your stay, be sure to visit the UNESCO site of Ephesus as well as the lovely little Turkish orthodox village of Şirince. If you have time, take the car and discover Pamukkale and its natural pools

Stay in the most beautiful region of Turkey. Cappadocia is home to gems of rare beauty such as the Goreme National Park, Uçhisar and its thousand-year-old castle, Byzantine tombs, phallic rocks and troglodyte hotels.

 

You can discover the wonders of Cappadocia on a guided highlights tour or fly over the region and experience the beauty of Cappadocia from above in a balloon flight. The sunrise over this region is an unforgettable sight.