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Top 5 activities for couples in Istanbul

Istanbul is a charming city! Discovering it as a coupleseems to me the perfect way to spend your memorable, exotic honeymoon.

The charms of Bosphorus

Go for a cruise on the Bosphorus strait You can do it in the day or at night, but the charm particularly comes to life at night, when the city lights up! You can also have a romantic dinner during the cruise. Some even offer belly dancing performances. A good evening without doubt!

Admire the sunset amongst the fishermen on the bridge dividing the city in two. The city takes on a strong yellow orange glow which is reflected on the numerous minarets of the city. In addition, all the muezzin cries which join together for the last call to daily prayer, the effect is striking!

At the Grand Bazaar, Istanbul

Other romantic activities

Visit one of the many tearoomswith magnificent decorations from Istanbul. Lie back in soft cushions, a perfect opportunity to spend time with your loved one. Why not try narghile whilst you are there? It's an important icon of the city, even of the country. Several flavours are available. The majority of these locations provide board games, challenge your partner to a game!

The Grand Bazaar of Istanbul, called Kapalıçarşı in Turkish, is nothing less than one of the largest markets in the world. It's spread over 58 streets, has 18 doors and covers 200,000 metres squared! It has great historical value as well as assembling shops full of treasures! A perfect place for buying your travel souvenirs. This large market has a unique soul, you must go and visit it during your trip to Turkey.  

Emilie Couillard
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Updated 17 November 2015
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