Arriving in Istanbul in the evening? Stay in Sultanahmet, dine under Galata Bridge, and experience the city's nightlife.
– Topkapi Palace: Huge and beautiful, expect long ticket queues, arrive early.
– Blue Mosque: Closed for construction, a reason to revisit Istanbul.
– Bosphorus cruise tour: Disorganized but enjoyable, including tours, stops, and buffet meals.
– Sightseeing and sunset: Visited Pierre Lotti viewpoint, Dolmabahçe Palace, and fishing village, and enjoyed the sunset from Sultanahmet Square terrace.
– Grand Bazaar experience: Shopping, labyrinth-like, best kebab, and unique atmosphere.
– Suleiman Mosque and Beyoglu: Peaceful mosque visit, sunset from Galata Tower, dinner at Parole restaurant.
– Egyptian Bazaar: Colorful, neat, bought spices and Turkish sweets.
– Ferry ride and Kiz Kulesi: Restaurant with a view near the ferry, enjoyable walk to Kiz Kulesi Büfesi beach bar.
– Istanbul to Cappadocia: Various travel options for different types of travelers.
– Mustafapaşa Experience: Morning photo safari, lunch in Ürgüp, relaxing Hammam, and inspiring encounters.
– Ballooning in Cappadocia: Early morning pickup, smooth ascent, stunning views, limited daily flights.
– Exploring Cappadocia: Avanos pottery stores, delicious soup, Goreme National Park photo opportunities.
– Handmade Carpets and Silk Cocoons: Visited a cooperative making carpets and witnessed the intricate process.
– Underground City Exploration: Explored an underground city on the way to the airport.
– Convenient Hotel Near Sabiha Gokcen Airport: Stayed at ISG Airport Hotel with free airport transfer.