Middle East

Turkey

Straddling two continents, Europe and Asia, Turkey is sea-bound with the Black Sea, the Mediterranean Sea, the Sea of Marmara and the Aegean Sea surrounding the country. Split by the Bosphorus, Byzantium who became Constantinople and later Istanbul has seen many different occupants since Antiquity. Each of these civilisations left their marks which contributed to the multicultural heritage of the town as we know it today. The city features many treasures but the following ones can’t be missed: the religious buildings such as the Hagia Sophia Mosque and the Blue Mosque – just to mention the most famous, the lavish palaces including the Topkapi or the Dolmabahçe Palace, the opulent bazaars abounding in jewels, carpets and leather, like for example the Grand Bazaar, or the Egyptian bazaar with its gorgeous scents. Finally, we enjoy a long boat trip to contemplate the palaces and monuments adorning the shore of the Bosphorus.