Istanbul, Turkey’s cultural capital, is an ever-changing, modern and dynamic city that never forgets its past. The streets, architecture and waterfront neighbourhoods are awash with Ottoman history, echoing in soaring domes, whimsical tilework and carved wooden doors. Artists and designers living and working here use this setting as the starting point for work that coalesces tradition with modernity, to create something truly unique. Here are some of the most inspired.
Sandwiched between Europe and Asia, Istanbul wears all of its geography on its sleeve. Experience the variety of Istanbul’s traditional Turkish coffee and immerse in some of it's newest dining locals.
The Turkish Hamam is an important part of it's inhabitant's culture. Developed as a place to relax and cleanse that was inherited from the Roman's in design, however adapted with Turkish delights (not the sweetened kind!). LUXOS takes you on a tour of Istanbul's best Hamam spas.