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Bringing together elements from Byzantine, Greek, Roman, Ottoman and Turkish civilizations, Istanbul has evolved over centuries into a city of great cultural significance.
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Turnatour Bosphorus Cruises

Local Tip Turnatur's Bosphorus Cruise offers free transfers to and from guests' hotel.

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Galata Tower

Local Tip Apart from being an iconic landmark, the tower also hosts a nightly Turkish dinner and a show for 80 euros.

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Rock'n Coke

Rock'n Coke

17 Jul - 19 Jul

One of Istanbul's funnest and most raucous events, Rock'n Coke is a must if you're in the city whilst it's on. Held every two years, sponsored by company giant Coca Cola, and spanning three wild nights; this is big with a capital b. Traditionally held in Istanbul's Hezarfen Airfield, this is a prime location if you're wanting to let your... more »

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Blue Mosque - Sultanahmet Cami

If the wail of the minarets doesn't awaken your senses, then one of Istanbul's most visited mosque- the Sultanahmet/ Blue Mosque- certainly will. more »

Virtual Tours

cocoon

Established in 1996 by Seref Ozen and Mustafa Gokhan Demir, cocoon has grown to become a renowned Turkish brand with the slogan "Seeing comes before words." more »

Istanbul Photos

Galata Tower © Yildirim Incealemdaroglu

Galata Tower © Yildirim Incealemdaroglu

Hagia Sophia by Mista Riggs

Hagia Sophia by Mista Riggs

Leander's Tower

Leander's Tower

Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia

Grand Bazaar

Grand Bazaar

Bosphorus Cruise by Mista Riggs

Bosphorus Cruise by Mista Riggs

Istanbul Metro by Mista Riggs

Istanbul Metro by Mista Riggs

Grand Bazaar

Grand Bazaar

Kadikoy Bazaar ©Helen Simpson

Kadikoy Bazaar ©Helen Simpson

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