Leisure

shopping at Istanbul's bazaars

Istanbul’s bazaars and marketplaces with their diversity, colour and crowds provide interest for everyone. The most well-known of the traditional bazaars is the Grand Bazaar, which attracts the attention of tourists and locals alike.


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It is impossible to get bored in Turkey, in fact, you will have a hard time to choose among a dazzling array of available entertainment options. There are hundreds of activities at any moment such as enjoying the beaches, watching sporting events or taking a sea tour.  Turkey is an ideal country to spend quality time with a wide range of entertainment opportunities in the big cities, splendid Aegean and Mediterranean beaches, and captivating natural beauties of central and eastern Anatolia.  You can have a gorgeous Turkey trip to experience all of them together.

One of the common activities in Turkey is going to big football games. If you are in İstanbul, you can buy a ticket to one of the matches of the big three football teams at the Ali Sami Yen Stadium, İnönü Stadium or Fenerbahçe Stadium. If your vacation coincides with a European Cup match of these teams, you can buy a ticket and watch a football game of the highest caliber. Alternatively, if large crowds are not what you are looking for you can still follow the games on television. If you prefer basketball, you can watch a  big basketball match of several Turkish basketball teams at the grand sports halls like Ülker Sports Arena or Abdi İpekçi Sports Hall.

Some of the leading vacation spots in Turkey , no doubt, are the beaches of the Aegean and Mediteranian. You can visit either Bodrum, Marmaris or Antalya  and you will certainly have an unforgetable vacation. You can enjoy water sports, explore caves or join nature tours.

Boat tours are also some of the most enjoyable holiday activities in Turkey. You can join a Bosporus tour in İstanbul or a blue tour in Aegean and Mediterranean regions and explore historical sites and fascinating coastal areas at the same time. Bosporus tours offer the best way to explore İstanbul while cruising along the Bosporus with short stops on the little piers along the shores. Blue tours, on the other hand, provide great opportunities to sail on the blue waters of the Aegean and the Mediterranean and take short stops to see gorgeous beaches.