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Top 10 romantic experiences in Istanbul

Posted on 11 December 2014

The Bosporus. Photo: Slawomira Kozieniec

“Whether you’re on a once-in-a-lifetime Valentine’s Day trip, a honeymoon, or simply looking for love, Istanbul’s exotic mosaic of tastes, sounds and aromas will surely sweep you away.”

Top 10 romantic experiences in Istanbul:

1.)    Take a walk at Akinti Burnu (Arnavutköy) along the Bosporus Straight

2.)    Blend into the local crowd at the Bebek Kahve

3.)    Experience the mysticism of the Basicila Cistern

4.)    Stroll in the Spice Market

5.)    Visit the Ottoman Topkapi Palace and its harem for all the concubines of the sulatans

6.)    Haghia Sophia, once a basilica where the Byzantine emperors were crowned, then an Ottoman sultans’ mosque, now a museum

7.)    Take a ferry to the Princes’ Islands

8.)    Watch the sunset from the Golden Horn on the Galata bridge

9.)    Take in the nightlife of Beyoglu

10.) Enjoy a Bosporus Night Cruise

Read the whole story on The Huffington Post

The Spice Bazaar. Photo: Slawomira Kozieniec


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