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View across the Golden Horn from the Anemon Hotel

Istanbul's top 10 rooftop bars

Destination: Istanbul

Istanbul's minaret-studded skyline is world-famous - and the city has some great rooftop bars that make the perfect place to soak up the view over a cold beer or two. Here are 10 of the best

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A musical cruise through the Med

Destination: Calvi

World-class performances, cultured ports of call, fine dining and sumptuous comfort at sea... the annual Mediterranean Music Cruise hits all the right notes

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The beautiful domes of the Blue Mosque in the heart of Istanbul's Old City

Istanbul on a budget

Destination: Istanbul

Not only is Istanbul the only metropolis in the world to straddle two continents, it's also a city where you don't have to spend a fortune to have a great time

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Night time looking towards the Historic Zone

Istanbul: a city on two continents

Destination: Istanbul

Standing on the very link between Europe and Asia, Istanbul also marries modern and ancient, and is one of the most amazing cities in the world

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A deep clean in Istanbul

Destination: Istanbul

Pain and pleasure - the inside story on what really happens in one of Istanbul's famous Turkish baths

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Basilica Cistern

Istanbul is a Turkish delight

Destination: Istanbul

Istanbul, like most large cities, has many faces. To experience these why not stay in a few different areas?

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The old US embassy

A train journey to Tehran - the heart of Persia

Destination: Tehran

Iran may seem like an unusual travel destination, but taking the Trans-Asia Express from Istanbul to Tehran gives a real sense of travelling to a different world

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The Blue Mosque is the most distinctive feature of Istanbul's skyline

Istanbul - Byzantium of old is now a cool capital of culture

Destination: Istanbul

Istanbul is not just a treasure-trove of ancient wonders; it has a modern side and a vibrant art and shopping scene. The latest European Capital of Culture is a great place to spend a long weekend

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Souk scene (© Turkish Culture and Tourism Office)

A world-class weekend in Istanbul

Destination: Istanbul

Mosques, minarets, mosaics and mezze make the ancient city of Istanbul one of Europe’s most alluring destinations – the ultimate east-meets-west experience on the Bosphorus

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Photo: Borusan Centre for Culture and Arts

Nightlife in Istanbul: concerts and cultural events

Destination: Istanbul

Enjoying art openings, concerts, film screenings, and theatre in Istanbul

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