Turkey’s largest city, and one of the largest in the whole world, Istanbul is located in the northwest of the country. It is a city with a fantastic heritage, and thoroughly modern entertainment amenities and attractions. It is also one of the region’s most celebrated shopping destinations, with numerous large malls and upmarket shopping streets. Activities in Istanbul include cruising on the Bosphorus, or visiting the many Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman buildings found around the city. Istanbul is also a key cultural center, with venerated museums like the Istanbul Archeology Museum and the Pera Museum.