Turkey: Istanbul: Introduction: Cheat Sheet
Places with a history of overlapping cultures tend to be especially rich destinations—and perhaps, none more so than Istanbul.
Also in this report:
The city’s best hotels under Where to Stay, authentic restaurants under Where to Eat, sights not to miss under What to See & Do, a guide to the shopping scene under Where to Shop, travel specialists, boating, chefs, great guides, insider recommendations and personal shoppers in Indagare Intelligence, plus Istanbul reading under Library.
INDAGARE TOP TEN:
SLEEP…at the Four Seasons Bosphorus, a blissful escape from the city’s bustle
EXPERIENCE…the perfect Sunday itinerary
SPLURGE…on cruising up the Bosporus on board the large yacht Savarona
EAT…at the ever-popular Muzedechanga, well-worth the taxi ride from the city center
DRINK…at 360, a bar and nightclub with amazing views (skip the food)
SAVOR…a meal at the waterside restaurant of Les Ottomans
VISIT…the Topkapi Palace and plan at least a half-day for the lavish place
SEE…the newest exhibit at the Istanbul Modern, and stay for lunch at the nice cafe
SHOP…in the boutiques and Grand Bazaar stalls recommended by painter and designer Madeline Weinrib
KNOW…Indagare’s preferred Turkish tour company with good guides in Istanbul.