Istanbul is a peninsula located between the Marmara Sea and the Black Sea in the Marmara Region. Istanbul, which is in a very important position with its connection between Asia and the European continent, is Turkey's trade, industry, transportation, tourism, education, culture and arts center. Istanbul is also the most populous city in Turkey and Europe with a population of 15.07 million. Istanbul, formerly Constantinople, was one of the oldest cities in the world and the capital of many civilizations from the Roman Empire to the Ottoman Empire. Therefore, the historical treasure in the city is quite a lot. As Napoleon Bonaparte said of Istanbul, "If the world were a country, istanbul would be its capital" clearly indicates its geographical and strategic position.
There are several routes of places to visit in Istanbul, which is the subject of songs and poems with its beauty! Activities in Istanbul are unlimited. It always fascinates visitors with its magnificent natural beauties, minarets extending to the sky, golden gilded domes, palaces, mansions, museums, parks and gardens, monuments, towers, culture and much more. In addition, Istanbul is unique in the world with its feature that connects asian and European continents. And especially the Bosphorus-Bosphorus Strait will affect you deeply.
May-June and September-October are the most suitable period to go to Istanbul, which is located at the crossing point between the Black Sea and the Mediterranean therefore has a temperate climate. That is why, Istanbul is in spring season, it takes on a lively, colorful appearance with its colorful tulips!
Belgrade Forest spread over an area of 5400 hectares on the European side of Istanbul; It allows this city, famous for its traffic and crowded population, to breathe. The name of the forest comes from the people of Belgrade, who were settled there in 1521, during the reign of Sultan Suleiman the Law. From one side of the forest to the historical bents at the other crossroads, it is always very enjoyable to breathe fresh air here. Also there are small cafés in the forest where
Gulhane Park is always waiting for those who want to feel Nazım Hikmet's famous “Ceviz Ağacı” poem in place. The park, which dates back to 1912, is also important because it is home to the first statue of Ataturk. This place is like a green breathing and resting place for local and foreign tourists among all the sightseeing points in Fatih. In the immediate vicinity of the park, there are historical places of Istanbul such as Topkapı Palace, Saray Cape and Alay Pavilion.
If it was the heart of Istanbul, it would be Taksim Square. It is the most frequented point of Istanbul with its restaurants, hotels, shops and entertainment centers located around Taksim Square in Beyoglu district of Istanbul. Istiklal Street, which continues starting from Taksim Square, is the most famous street in Turkey with its trams and large crowds of people.
Eminonu, surrounded by the Rüstem Pasha Mosque and Suleymaniye Mosque, built in the 16th century, is one of the most famous districts of Istanbul and also turkey. Eminonu is located in the historical peninsula area of Istanbul, west of the Golden Horn. This is an important attraction for tourists with its historical and cultural riches. There is a fascinating sea view in the area where the fish cooked in the dinghies are offered for sale. While you are in Eminonu, you should not forget to shop at the famous Egyptian Bazaar.
Topkapı Palace, which fascinates with its spedes and architecture, is one of the historical places that should not be crossed without being seen in Istanbul. Built in 1478 by Fatih Sultan Mehmet, Topkapi Palace served as the main center where Ottoman sultans lived and ruled the state for 400 years and witnessed history. Topkapi Palace, which was opened to visitors during the Abdulmecit period, still welcomes its visitors today and is the center of attention of tourists with its mystery and traces of Ottoman history and architecture.
Galata Tower, which is one of the symbols of Istanbul, also dates back a long time. Galata Tower, which was built as a lantern tower during the Byzantine Empire, has undergone many maintenance and repairs. We strongly recommend you to visit this tower, which has a view of all istanbul.
The maiden's tower, located on a small islet off the bosphorus strait whose name is mixed with legends, is one of the symbolic structures of Istanbul. The Maiden's Tower, which has a few legends about it, is one of the sights for your Istanbul holiday. You can take the Maiden's Tower, which is now operating as a restaurant, in your travel guide.
Buyukada the island community, which consists of 9 islands in total and is called Prince Islands, can be considered as the dictionary equivalent of the word "escape" from city life. Buyukada, the largest of the four touristic islands, has many attractions such as Aya Yorgi Church, Greek Patriarchate, Reşat Nuri Güntekin's House. You can travel here for the day or stay in the island's nostalgic houses. In the summer period, this place is also overflowing with city people who want to go to the sea.