Traveling in Turkey during the religious festival Kurban Bayramı can be a challenge. Use this advice to both plan ahead and smooth your way while traveling.
Discover Istanbul and the Turkish Coast
Both ancient and modern, Istanbul and the Turkish Coast is a destination meant not to be seen but to be deeply experienced. Istanbul itself is a city of contradictions, where fashion-forward lounge patrons rub elbows with conservatively-attired devouts on their way to prayer and cola is served alongside spiced kebabs. Outside the city, hot-air balloons float above the centuries-old cave dwellings and chapels of Cappadocia, hikers trek Lycian Way along the pine-clad mountains that jut into the Mediterranean, and sailors and beachgoers alike bask in the sun along the Turquoise Coast.
Immerse yourself in the best of Istanbul in five days including the serene, car-free Princes’ Islands. Take these nine essential tips for traveling in Turkey with you to smooth your way, and don’t be afraid to hop aboard a Turkish dolmuş to get around like a local.
Travel Maps of Istanbul and the Turkish Coast
Currently available from the pages of our travel guides are free planning maps of Istanbul and the Turkish Coast. These maps cover all the major regional destinations of interest to travelers including the Aegean Coast and Cappadocia.