Istanbul - the confluence of East and West
Istanbul is the master of contrast. Turkey’s largest city effortlessly mixes traditional and trendy, old and new and sober and luxurious. It runs over hills and lawns to concrete and graffiti. Imagine yourself in Arabian Nights in the large, colourful bazaars or climb the Galata tower in the European part of the city.
4 reasons for choosing Istanbul
A warm, hospitable city with a unique identity
Gaze at the imposing, Islamic architecture
Exotic tea houses, vintage shops and fabulous food
Countless interesting museums and art galleries
Off to Istanbul!
TIPS AND FUN FACTS ABOUT ISTANBUL
Useful and fun to know before departure
A city break to Istanbul is not complete without a visit to the unusual Sultan Ahmet Mosque.
Walk along the famous Bosporus, which runs between Europe and Asia.
Hagia Sophia was built originally as an orthodox cathedral and now it is a historic museum.
Leave by ferry from Kabatas to an oasis of peace - the popular Princes’ Islands.
When can I fly?
Flight schedule to Istanbul