‘Breathtaking’ city is one of Europe’s most walkable destinations

Planning a holiday? A gorgeous Turkish destination has been named as one of Europe’s most walkable cities, according to research from the team at Preply.

Istanbul, Turkey’s largest city, straddles the border between Europe and Asia and is a popular destination year-round.

Turkey is fast-becoming one of Europe’s leading holiday hotspots with some experts predicting it will overtake France to become the region’s second most popular destination.

The country has seen a huge 70 percent increase in visitor numbers compared to before the pandemic, according to figures from World Travel Market.

Although it’s a large city, parts of Istanbul are easy to explore on foot with each of the city’s main attractions within three miles of each other.

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The team at Preply estimates it will take tourists just over an hour to walk between the main sites on foot.

One of the easiest areas to explore on foot is Sultanahmet, which is home to the incredible Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque, the Blue Mosque and the Topkapi Palace.

A tourist ‘EtienneT’ wrote on Tripadvisor: “Istanbul’s historic areas are truly a marvel to behold. Walking through the ancient streets, it’s easy to feel transported back in time to when the city was the centre of the world.

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“The architecture and atmosphere of these neighbourhoods are breathtaking, and every corner seems to hold a new surprise or hidden gem.”

Turkish cuisine is a highlight of any holiday to Istanbul and British tourists will find good value restaurants around every corner.

Don’t leave without sampling traditional sesame seed bread, simit, or trying a pide, a flat bread Turkish pizza.

The Grand Bazaar is one of the world’s oldest covered markets, with over 4,000 shops. Tourists might leave with slightly more souvenirs than they expected.

Prefer to holiday in Spain? Check out Europe’s most walkable city which is in the south of the country.

In the UK, one city was named the country’s most walkable with all its major attractions within walking distance.

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