Istanbul located at the edge of Silk Road and the junction of Europe and Asia, has been a great location of trade and shopping through the centuries. Starting with the Geneosian Colonies in Istanbul and following Greeks, Jews and Turks carried out a rush trade activity in Istanbul which made it one of the most popular business, fair, congress and trade centers in the world today. All these trade affairs in the city crowned with unique places of shopping such as Grand Bazaar, Egyptian Bazaar, Arasta Bazaar, Sahaflar Bazaar (Book Market) and traditional local markets which all are alive today. In addition to that, present day Istanbul having a peak time for shopping malls and centers where the world famous brands like Zara, Massimo Dutti, Cacherel, Calvin Klein, Lacoste, Tommy Hilfiger and more present their latest products. These new and modern shopping centers have large dining halls including local and international restaurant chains such as Mc Donalds, Burger King, Pizza Hut, Starbucks. They have also play gardens for kids, cinemas and exhibition areas. You may spend most of your day in one of these shopping centers in Istanbul and they are open until 22.00 at night 7 days a week.
If you are find of shopping, you may need a local assistance to take you the best places matching your interests. We provide shopping tours in Istanbul with private car and/or host/hostess upon request. We take you to the places of shopping suitable of your interest and mostly recommend a mixture of historical and modern spots. You may visit Egyptian Market and Grand Bazaar in the morning where traditional products of foods, spices, textiles and fabrics are available and in the afternoon visiting a modern shopping center. The well known shopping centers in Istanbul are Cevahir Shopping Center in Sisli, Akmerkez Shopping Center in Etiler, Kalyon Shopping Center in Levent, Istinye Park Shopping Center in Sarıyer, Olivium Shopping Center in Bakirkoy, Galeria Shopping Center in Bakirkoy, Capitol Shopping Center in Altunizade and Paladium Shopping Center in Atasehir. Apart from the shopping centers, your day can be riched with a visit to Istanbul Aquarium, Miniaturk or Istanbul Ice Museum. All these are good to visit for the children with families.
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