Short Breaks in Istanbul

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What was once the capital of Turkey is now a truly amazing location for a city break. Culturally, historically and literally divided between east and west - Asia and Europe, it makes for a fascinating city with plenty to see and do. Most of Turkey's holiday makers will spend a good portion of time here.

Istanbul Shopping: shopping at this vibrating city is an exciting experience. Shopping opportunities the city provides are plentiful that ranges from its traditional stores to branches of large shopping malls in Istanbul. Foreigners taking flights to Istanbul love to go to Grand Bazaar; one of the world's largest markets will give you an unforgettable shopping experience. It is world's largest covered bazaar. It is an interesting place to walk along the streets lines with jewelry and fine boutiques as well as shopping there.

A trip round the markets and bazaars is pretty much a given for any holidays to Istanbul, and where better to try your hand at bartering than at one of the largest covered markets in the entire world? Istanbul's Grand Bazaar has such a claim to fame and the sight itself is every bit as impressive as that implies - with over 58 streets and 6,000 stalls, it attracts between 250,000 and 400,000 visitors on a daily basis. Although you can get a huge variety of goods and souvenirs from it, it is especially known for its jewellery, leathers, pottery, spices and carpets.

No visit to Turkey is complete without the experience of bathing in an authentic Turkish bath. Istanbul offers up some of the oldest and most beautiful baths in the country - if not the world! This is one of those unique experiences you'll be telling your friends and family about for years! (In a good way, of course!) But not all baths are created equal.

Cheap flights to Istanbul is obtainable through EasyJet. It services two times a week flights to Istanbul. This is while its competitor, Ryanair, offers the latest flights to Spain and Norway. Another option is through Blue air which offers flights to Greece and Romania then; Turkish Airlines will travel to Istanbul.

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This article was published on 2010/10/13