When we think of Istanbul, we think of beautiful historical and touristic places such as Hagia Sophia, Maiden’s Tower, Bosphorus, Islands, Galata, Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazaar, Sultan Ahmet, Taksim, Çiçek Pasajı, Pera, Eminönü, Sarayburnu, Camlica, Çengelköy, Pierre Loti. But this is only a part of the list of places you can visit and see in Istanbul.
Steamboat, tea, bagels, seagulls, salep, Turkish coffee, raki fish, Bosphorus tour, fish bread, Turkish delight, shopping, fasil, Turkish bath… these are the most popular things to do while visiting Istanbul, but this list goes on.
One of the most beautiful cities in the world. For centuries, it was the capital of the two most powerful empires, Byzantine and Ottoman, and the place of sultans and palaces. In the winds blowing on the seven hills of Istanbul, the heart of the world with its diversity of cultures and beliefs, the azan rising from the historical minarets mingle with the sounds of bells. Churches, monasteries, mosques, madrasas, synagogues are next to each other.
Istanbul, which passed from the ancient period to the Byzantine Empire and finally to the Ottoman Empire with the conquest of Fatih, has a unique cultural and historical richness, as well as a very special place that connects Asia and Europe with its intercontinental location established on both sides of the Bosphorus and surrounded by water on three sides. It has a geology and a wonderfully beautiful nature.
Songs have been sung and poems written about it. They say that one cannot get rid of the curiosity that does not come, the longing that comes and goes. With its air, fascinating atmosphere and historical texture, life flows uninterruptedly in its crowded streets. Istanbul will be different at night and different during the day, spring is different, summer is different, winter is different…