Even if you are a local in Istanbul, it will be an endless deed to explore the whole city.
Imperial palaces, unique monuments such as Hagia Sophia, gardens on both sides of the Bosphorus, forests in the north of the city, bridges and bustling bazaars, Prince’s Islands and many more to discover in the city of 8000 years.
Cycling is indeed the best way to discover Istanbul and reveal its layers.
Have you ever cycled on two continents on the same day? Istanbul offers you this unique experience with a pleasant 15 minute ferry ride across the Bosphorus while feding the seagulls following you.
Istanbul enjoys all four seasons.
Humid and hot summer months. The average highest temperature in the summer is 26 °C.
Cool and rainy winter months. The average highest temperature in the winter is 10 °C.
Spring and autumn months create ideal weather conditions for sporting activities in Istanbul.
Istanbul has two grand airports: Istanbul Airport (IST) on the European side and Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW) on the Asian side.
You can take private airport coaches and municipality buses to go/from both airports to city center.
Either airport is approximately 40 kilometers away from Bosphorous.
Train services are available organized by TCDD from Bucharest and Sofia to Istanbul.
Galataport is the main cruise terminal to reach Istanbul by a cruise ship.
Istanbul is one of the most populous and touristic cities of the world. So, there are many different options for staying.
The city welcomes more than 14 million guests in 2019, with 604 tourism business certified facilities and more than 123,000 bed capacity.
In addition, you can find a variety of B&B options all over the city.
Istanbul is the center of traditional Ottoman and Turkish cuisine. A tasty selection of kebabs, meat, sweats, and pastries are available in various restaurants.
Seafood along the Bosphorus is the niche Istanbul diet. Enjoy fresh seafood and olive oil cooked mezes accompanied by local wine or traditional Turkish “raki”.
A wide range of world cuisine options
Istanbul Jazz Festival (July)
Istanbul Music Festival
Filmekimi (A Film festival which organized in every October)
This metropole is also sport capital of Turkey. The famous Turkish football clubs such as
Galatasaray, Fenerbahçe and Beşiktaş play their home games in İstanbul. In addition, basketball teams (Anadolu Efes and Fenerahçe Beko) and volleyball teams (Eczacıbaşı VirtA and Vakıfbank) also play their home games there.
Istanbul is also a tulip heaven. April is the month to enjoy tulips all over the city.