What is the best way to get around in Istanbul?
Istanbul’s buses and trams cover most of the popular areas of the city, and commuter ferries regularly cross the Bosphorus River which cuts the city in two.
What is Istanbul known for?
Istanbul is one of the world’s most famous cities, once called Constantinople, it was the capital of the Byzantine Empire and it is the only city in the world to straddle two continents, Asia and Europe.
What are the top 5 things to do in Istanbul?
The top things to do in Istanbul are: 1. Visits to the Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque 2. The Topkapi Museum 3. Galata Tower 4. The Grand Bazaar 5. A relaxing bath at a traditional Hammam.
When is the best time to go to Istanbul?
Istanbul is ideal to visit any time of the year, however during the shoulder seasons of March to May and September to November there are less crowds to navigate.
Where is the best area to stay in Istanbul?
The best areas to stay in Istanbul include Taksim, Sultanahmet, Galata, Ümraniye and Sisli, close to the main things to see and do in Istanbul.