Should coronavirus figures decrease in the country, with vaccinations going up, there could be hope in the future for those eager to get back to Turkey.
For those who are inspired by Gregg’s travels, and are planning their next Turkish vacation, Express.co.uk has rounded up a handful of things to do when visiting the metropolis.
Explore Sultanahmet – the old city of Istanbul
Sultanahmet is the historic centre point of Istanbul, filled with shopping precincts, beautiful hotels and an array of restaurants.
The neighbourhood is perfectly suited to explore on foot and offers plenty of landmarks including mosques, palaces and churches.
Much of the area’s buildings date as far back as the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman periods so it’s well worth packing a camera to snap some incredible photographs along the way.