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The Blue Mosque

10 of the best ways to enjoy Istanbul on a budget

The Blue Mosque. Photograph: Alamy 10 of the best ways to enjoy Istanbul on a budget

Yedikule Castle (Castle of Sevens Towers)

10 of the best ways to enjoy Istanbul on a budget

Photograph: Alamy 10 of the best ways to enjoy Istanbul on a budget

The Chora church, Balat

10 of the best ways to enjoy Istanbul on a budget

The Chora church, Balat. Photograph: Alamy 10 of the best ways to enjoy Istanbul on a budget

Iztuzu  Beach, Dalyan Delta, Turkey

Turkey’s best beaches: readers' travel tips

Balat district of Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul’s new creative hub retains Ottoman flavour – for now

The Fener-Balat quarter, once the little Greece of Istanbul, is now one of the city’s trendy design districts and regaining the international feel of its past

Yalikavak, Bodrum

Turkey’s best beaches: readers' travel tips

Yalikavak, Bodrum

Lycian Way, Turkey

Turkey’s best beaches: readers' travel tips

Lycian Way, Turkey

View of Roman theatre in Patara, Turkey

Turkey’s best beaches: readers' travel tips

View of Roman theatre in Patara, Turkey

Kelebek Valdisi beach, Turkey

Turkey’s best beaches: readers' travel tips

Kelebek Valdisi beach, Turkey

The view over the harbour from Culinarium, Datça town

Datça peninsula, Turkey, holiday guide: what to see plus best beaches, hotels and food

The view over the harbour from Culinarium, Datça town

Knidos

Datça peninsula, Turkey, holiday guide: what to see plus best beaches, hotels and food

A sliver of mountain and beach jutting in to the Aegean offers an oasis of unspoilt tranquillity amid the lively resorts of south-west Turkey

The Coliseum Beach Bar at the D-Hotel, near Datça town

Datça peninsula, Turkey, holiday guide: what to see plus best beaches, hotels and food

The Coliseum Beach Bar at the D-Hotel, near Datça town

Istanbul

10 of the best ways to enjoy Istanbul on a budget

The Hagia Sophia, Galatasary FC, Bosphorus views … there are so many ways of exploring Istanbul’s riches while keeping your lira on a leash

Lake Egirdir, Turkey

Turkey’s best beaches: readers' travel tips

Lake Egirdir, Turkey

View of Kelebek Vadisi near Faralya, Turkey

Turkey’s best beaches: readers' travel tips

View of Kelebek Vadisi near Faralya, Turkey

The Olive Farm

Datça peninsula, Turkey, holiday guide: what to see plus best beaches, hotels and food