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Istanbul | Turkey

Istanbul (Turkish: İstanbul) is a city on the European side of Turkey. It is the largest city in Europe by population. Istanbul is also the 3rd largest European city in size.

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Things to do in Istanbul

  • Hagia Sophia Museum
Hagia Sophia Museum istanbul

Hagia Sophia Museum istanbul

Hagia Sophia is the former Greek Orthodox Christian patriarchal cathedral, later an Ottoman imperial mosque and now a museum in Istanbul, Turkey.

  • The blue mosque 
The blue mosque istanbul

The blue mosque istanbul

Sultan Ahmed Mosque, also known as the Blue Mosque, is a historic mosque located in Istanbul, Turkey. It remains a functioning mosque, while also attracting large numbers of tourist visitors.

  • Topkapi Palace Museum 
Topkapi Palace Museum istanbul

The Topkapı Palace, or the Seraglio, is a large museum in the east of the Fatih district of Istanbul in Turkey.

  • Grand Bazaar
Grand Bazaar istanbul

The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul is one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world, with 61 covered streets and over 4,000 shops on a total area of 30,700 m², attracting between 250,000 and 400,000 visitors daily. 

  • Bosporus
Bosporus istanbul

The Bosporus or Bosphorus is a narrow, natural strait and an internationally significant waterway located in northwestern Turkey.

  • Dolmabahçe Palace
Dolmabahçe Palace istanbul

Dolmabahçe Palace located in the Beşiktaş district of Istanbul, Turkey.

  • Galata Tower
Galata Tower istanbul

The Galata Tower - called Christea Turris by the Genoese - is a medieval stone tower in the Galata/Karaköy quarter of Istanbul, Turkey.

  • Sultanahmet Square
Sultanahmet Square istanbul

The Hippodrome of Constantinople was a circus that was the sporting and social centre of Constantinople, capital of the Byzantine Empire. Today it is a square named Sultanahmet Meydanı in the Turkish city of Istanbul, with a few fragments of the original structure surviving. 

 Istanbul Beaches

If you’re willing to go on an exotic beach vacation then, make sure to visit these pristine Istanbul beaches and enjoy a relaxing holiday. These beaches are not only for sunbathing but also offer clubs where you can chill, drink, relax and have fun! 
  • Babylon Beach Sound Garden: An Intimate Beach
  • Uzunya Beach: A Picturesque Beach
  • True Blue Beach: Nice Sandy Beach
  • BURC Beach: Most Happening 
  • Dalia Beach Club: Most Tranquil
  • Golden Beach: For A Beachside Holiday
  • Solar Beach: For Poolside Parties
  • Suma Beach Club: For A Unique Experience
  • Nonstop Beach: For A Comfy Beach Vacay
  • Nakibey Beach: The Safest Beach
  • Elio Sedef Beach: For A Breezy Vacay
  • Aqua Green Beach Club: Get Indulge In Clubbing
  • Uzunkum Beach: For A Refreshing Experience
  • Heybeliada Beach: A Wonderful Tour
  • Buyukada Beach: The Largest Beach In Instanbul

Istanbul and Cappadocia

The distance between Istanbul and Cappadocia is 567 km. The road distance is 735.4 km.Bus ride takes about 11-12 hours. The easiest and cheapest way is to fly from Istanbul airport to either of Nevsehir or Kayseri airport. If you buy your plane ticket in advance will only cost you 30-40 bux.

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