Renowned as one of the largest and most beautiful metropolitan cities, Istanbul ranks along with Rome and Milan as one of the most exciting holiday destinations in the world.
Being the largest city in Turkey, Istanbul surrounds the mighty Bosphorus Strait and expands majestically on two continents. The two major airports – Ataturk and Sabiha Gokcen – welcome hundreds of international flights each day. Infused with the spirit of the mighty Byzantine Empire and Constantinople, Istanbul boasts an array of must-see historical landmarks such as the Ottoman Topkapi palace, the 400-year-old Blue Mosque and the former church and mosque of Hagia Sophia. Don’t forget to venture underground to explore the ancient grounds of the Basilica Cistern.