Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Spending Money for a 30 day trip
  2. 2 Spain and South of France
  3. 3 Vineyard recommendations near Piacenza? La Stoppa or Marchese Malaspina?
  4. 4 "Best" train route Interlaken to Salzburg
  5. 5 Prague itinerary advice
  6. 6 Best place to view alps from Italy
  7. 7 Advice needed- Sardinia or Costa Brava (again) in August
  8. 8 Dordogne Itinerary - Do I Need Another Day?
  9. 9 Positano to Maori drive or ferry and how much visiting time?
  10. 10 Organizing our 8 day Roman visit
  11. 11 Visa Free Entry To Spain
  12. 12 Weighing hand luggage at CDG security now
  13. 13 Favorite restaurants in Provence???
  14. 14 GERMANY, MID-RHINE & MUNICH
  15. 15 Help / Day Planning Required ...
  16. 16 Following the Canadian Liberation Route in the Netherlands
  17. 17 5 days in the Morvan (Burgundy)
  18. 18 Self drive tour companies
  19. 19 Forte dei Marmi with kids.....
  20. 20 Dinner get-together in Paris?
  21. 21 Italian lakes
  22. 22 Layover, not get on connecting flight
  23. 23 Croatia... Is dubrovnik a must?
  24. 24 Ideas for driving from Barcelona to Bordeaux
  25. 25 Italy - Car vs Train: Milan, Cinque Terre, Lalyake District in March
View next 25 » Back to the top

Istanbul.. capital of the world

Jump to last reply

Located in the center of the Old World, Istanbul is one of the world's great cities famous for its historical monuments and magnificent scenic beauties. It is the only city in the world which spreads over two continents: it lies at a point where Asia and Europe are separated by a narrow strait - the Bosphorus. Istanbul has a history of over 2,500 years, and ever since its establishment on this strategic junction of lands and seas, the city has been a crucial trade center.

The historic city of Istanbul is situated on a peninsula flanked on three sides by the Sea of Marmara, the Bosphorus and the Golden Horn. It has been the capital of three great empires, the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires, and for more than 1,600 years over 120 emperors and sultans ruled the world from here. No other city in the world can claim such a distinction.

Have you got only a short period of time to visit this beautiful city? No need to worry- there are choices of “tasting Istanbul” even in a short period of time.

Daily excursions available throughout the year will give you the chance to visit the most important historical sites, museums, famous Grand Bazaar and surroundings. Excursions departing from hotels of the port present to you the monuments in the historical peninsula in half-day tours. You get a chance to visit Ayasofya Museum, the Mosque of Süleyman the Magnificent, the Mosque of Sultan Ahmet (also known as Blue Mosque), Hippodrome and Topkapı Palace Museum. You may also participate in tours taking you on the Bosphorus or to the Asian side. Then, you will go back home with unforgettable and beautiful memories.

Istanbul is not only a destination. it's like taking a time machine to travel back 2500 years to see the real civilizations of romanian, ottoman and byzantine empires.

Istanbul welcomes you :)

Advertisement