Istanbul: The Aya Sofya, Blue Mosque, Topkapı Palace, plus fabulous food and shopping.
History: Greco-Roman ruins such as Ephesus, Ottoman palaces, World War I battlefields.
Local Eats: Kebabs and meze are essential, along with regional and cutting-edge fare.
Natural Wonders: Cappadocia’s fairytale rock formations, Pamukkale’s travertine pools.
Shopping: Markets and bazaars brim with treasures from carpets to fragrant spices.
Seaside Serenity: Beautiful beaches, charming coastal towns, memorable Blue Cruises.