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Istanbul

Istanbul

Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman Empire. They have something in common.The  Capital: ISTANBUL

Istanbul is one of the oldest cities in the world and is the only city built on two continents. The Bosphorus courses the waters of the Black Sea, the Sea of Marmara and the Golden Horn through the city’s heart.

Even today, when you visit Istanbul, you will see the traces of all these empires. These cultures, nations and religions are small pieces that make up the mosaic of Istanbul.

It is the unlimited variety of Istanbul that fascinates its visitors. Museums, palaces, churches, grand mosques, bazaars and places of natural beauty are numerous.

The identity of İstanbul that began with the Byzantines was further shaped during the period of the Ottoman Empire. Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror declared İstanbul the capital of Ottoman Empire after he conquered the city in 1453.Over the next 450 years  Ottomans were builded the city with amazing palaces , mosques and other masterpieces.

Hagia Sophia , Basilica Cistern and Hippodrome are living heritages of Byzantine Empire. They are keep standing and still serving people of Istanbul.

Today Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey. The population of the city is around 17 million. This cosmopolitan city, home to people all over Turkey. That’s why we can name  Istanbul as small Turkey.

Undoubtedly, Istanbul is the only city where the best Turkish food is served. You can taste all the flavors of Turkey in Istanbul.

Building on its assets inherited from a glorious past, Istanbul is an international city with a financial and economic centre offering services in banking, telecommunications, marketing, engineering and tourism.

International conferences and festivals, fairs, fashion shows, sports and art performances give a new dimension to the life and potential of the city.

Istanbul is one of the busiest center of ‘congress travel’ in the world, offering every support and service to conferences of all sizes. Great service is available due to Istanbul’s excellent transportation and communication facilities and a wide choice of accommodation equipped with the latest technology. Istanbul airport is also the largest airport in Europe and offers great travel opportunities to all over the world.

These are the first things that come to mind for Istanbul, but there is much to discover. Istanbul still expects to be discovered.

 

HIGHLIGHTS OF ISTANBUL

  Hagia Sophia

  Blue Mosque

  Istanbul City Walls

–  Shore of Bosphorus

–  Topkapı Palace

–  Dolmabahçe Palace

–  Taksim Square

–  Beşiktaş Province

–  German Fountain

–  Sultanahmet Square

–  Istanbul Old City

–  The Golden Horn

–  Ortaköy

–  Istiklal Discreet

–  Grand Bazaar

–  Spice Bazaar

–  The Prince Island’s

–  Pera

–  Galata Tower

–  The Yıldız Palace

–  Çırağan Palace

–  Rumeli Hasarı ( Rumelian Fortress)

–  Anadolu Hasarı ( Anatolian Fortress)

 

FOODS , YOU HAVE TO TRY ON YOUR ISTANBUL TRIP

–  Kebab

–  Simit

–  Yogurt

–  Ayran

–  Kahvaltı ( Turkish Breakfast)

–  Baklava

–  Turkish Delight

–  Nuts and Fruit

–  Pide

–  Lahmacun ( very thin Turkish pizza covered with seasoned minced meat and onions)

–  Turşu (pickles)

–  Maraş Dondurma ( Maraş Ice Cream )

–  Mantı ( Turkish Ravioli )

–  Dolma and Sarma (Stuffed vegetables and  Stuffed vine leaves )