Istanbul is a city rich in history and a multicultural centre divided between Europe and Asia. You absolutely must visit it at least once in your life! There are dozens of attractions to visit and places to get lost in, so don't waste precious time during your trip and choose an Istanbul Airport Taxi that can take you from the airport to your hotel and vice versa. You will save money and you won't have to wait for public transport or study the best route with the buses. Start your holiday straight away!
Istanbul, also called Byzantium or Constantinople, is one of the most populated centres in Europe. Its position along the Bosphorus Strait distinguishes it partly as a European city and partly as an Asian city and consequently a fascinating centre where different cultures mix. Admire the mosques, let yourself be enchanted by the sunset over the Bosphorus, get lost in a bazaar - these are some of the experiences that this magical city has to offer.
What to see in Istanbul
Among the many attractions, we recommend you visit:
- Holy Mother Sophia or Hagia Sophia Mosque : Founded as one of the most important cathedrals in the Christian world by Justinian, it was transformed into a mosque after the conquest by the Ottoman Empire;
- Basilica Cistern : is an underground structure established as a water reservoir in the 16th century where a pagan basilica used to stand, built with elements and decorations from ruined buildings;
- Topkapı Palace: It is one of the most spectacular buildings in all of Turkey, where the Ottoman sultans lived for four centuries, while now it is a museum that can be visited.