It’s easy to get infatuated with a city that’s both old and new, religious and secular, European and Asian.
The magic of Istanbul is best discovered on foot, writes Ben Groundwater.
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From coffeehouses to bathhouses, mosques to world-beating restaurants.
A strange cluster of Gothic "castles" can be found on the outskirts of this unheralded Turkish town.
Dotted with ancient mosques, palaces and roman ruins, Turkey is drenched in history and blessed in beauty. Gaze open-mouthed at the Bosphorus' mind-boggling vista or the bizarre fairy chimney landscape of Cappadocia. Get a history lesson on the battlefields of Gallipoli, or chill in the pools of Pammukale. No trip is complete without a dip in the azure waters that line its coast or a rub-down in a bath house.