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Istanbul Vacation

About Istanbul

Few places compare to the vibrant, cosmopolitan city of Istanbul, whose enormous size straddles both Europe and Asia, forming a bridge between western and eastern cultures. Resting upon the natural harbor of the Golden Horn, the skyline of the once-Constantinople is pierced with minarets and ancient monuments that embody centuries of history. While it is brimming with historical landmarks and colorful markets, modern Istanbul is also well represented through its contemporary art scene, European-style café culture, world-class dining venues and rooftop cocktail bars.

Things to do and places to visit in Istanbul

Istanbul is teeming with attractions and landmarks from historic sights and unique cuisine to lively markets and unmistakable culture. It is a thriving city, with a myriad of things to do that skillfully manage to blend every aspect of both the contemporary and the historical world.

On a city break in Istanbul be sure to:

  • Visit a hammam, a traditional Turkish bath, whose origins date back to Roman times
  • Marvel at the Hagia Sophia, Süleymaniye Mosque and Blue Mosque, Istanbul's most spectacular monuments that dominate the skyline
  • Explore the Topkapi Palace Museum, one of Istanbul's most visited museums, home to over 80,000 artifacts
  • Walk through the Basilica Cistern, an underground marvel built in the 4th century
  • Be dazzled by the Grand Bazaar, one of the world's oldest and largest covered markets
  • Go shopping for exotic products and Turkish delights in the Spice Bazaar
  • Cross the bridge connecting Europe and Asia against the backdrop of the Bosphorus, or take a Bosphorus cruise
  • Taste the diversity and flavor of Turkish cuisine
  • Admire panoramas of the city from the Galata Tower
  • Walk through Taksim Square, the city's dynamic square that never sleeps
Istanbul

Airports in Istanbul

Passengers traveling to Istanbul may land at either Istanbul Atatürk Airport, located on the European side and one of the busiest airports in Europe, or Sabiha Gökçen International Airport, a smaller airport located on the Asian side.

  • Istanbul Atatürk Airport

    Top Carriers

    A number of different airlines operate flights to Istanbul including: Turkish Airlines, Onur Air and British Airways

    Location

    Istanbul Atatürk Airport is located approximately 15 miles west of downtown Istanbul, on the European side.

    Transportation

    There are a number of ways to travel to the city center. The Havatas Airport Shuttle Service runs between the airport and Taksim Square, while the metro also connects with the city center. Car rental agencies also operate from the airport and taxis are available outside the terminal building.

  • Sabiha Gökçen International Airport

    Top Carriers

    Several airlines handle flights to Sabiha Gökçen International Airport including: Pegasus Airlines, Turkish Airlines and Eurowings

    Location

    Sabiha Gökçen International Airport is located approximately 19 miles from the city center on the Asian side.

    Transportation

    The Havabus Airport Shuttle Service runs from Sabiha Gökçen International Airport to Kad?köy and Taksim from outside the terminal building. Taxis are also available from outside the terminal building.

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