Istanbul gets its nickname from the Middle Ages, when it was the largest and wealthiest city in Europe. The city’s architectural splendour, rich culture and vibrant, bustling streets are encapsulating and provide an unforgettable experience to any visitor. Fly private at the best price to any of Istanbul airport (Sabiha Gokcen-Ataturk or even Samandira Ab) with LunaJets.
The Topkapi Palace is one of Istanbul’s must-see landmarks, having been the heart of the Ottoman Empire for over 400 years. This vast hilltop complex features stunning architecture and the views from the gold Breakfast Pavilion will take your breath away. The Hagia Sofia is another incredible piece of history on offer in Istanbul, a Byzantine masterpiece that was the world’s greatest cathedral for over 9 centuries after its construction in AD537. Opposite the Hagia Sofia you will find the world-famous Blue Mosque, a wondrous architectural achievement that gets its name from its amazing blue-tiled interior.
Be sure to visit the Grand Bazaar, one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world. This sprawling souk houses over 3,000 stores, offering everything from local crafts and beautiful handmade jewellery to the finest carpets and fabrics and rare antiques. Take a break at one of the traditional food stalls here, where the market atmosphere provides the perfect environment to enjoy Turkish cuisine. For all the latest fashion trends, head to the Nisantasi district, to Abdi Ipekçi Caddesi, where you will find a mixture of Turkish brands and all the best-known international fashion houses.
Seeing sights and shopping is bound to leave you needing some time to relax and Istanbul is the ideal place to do so. Unwind in one of the cities Hammams and let the Turkish baths wash all of your worries away. Catch a glimpse of the setting sun from Galata Bridge and admire the beauty of Istanbul’s dramatic skyline.
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