A small Aegean island off the western coast of Turkey, known for its vineyards and sandy beaches.

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The Tünel is a short underground railway connecting the quarters of Karaköy and Beyoğlu.

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A homemade fermented and dried soup mix prepared in the summer and enjoyed throughout all year long.

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Macun, a traditional Ottoman Turkish candy made of sweet, colorful taffy flavors swirled around a stick.

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The Pammakaristos Church was home to the Christian Orthodox Patriarch for 132 years and is famed for its Byzantine mosaics. Today it's a museum and mosque.

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Designed by the famed architect Mimar Sinan out of love for the Ottoman Sultan Süleyman the Magnificent’s daughter, Mihrimah.

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A collection of Byzantine mosaics unearthed at the former site of the Great Palace of Constantinople.

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Behind the scenes of the Grand Bazaar where merchants and artisans stopped along the Silk Road.

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The perfect beer and food pairing in Istanbul.

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A traditional Turkish sweet dating back to the 15th century.

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