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Vault Karakoy,The House Hotel - Special Class

Vault Karakoy,The House Hotel - Special Class

Emek yemez mh. Bankalar cd. No 5, Istanbul 34421

5.0 out of 5.0
4.8 out of 5 (334 reviews)

Located in Beyoglu, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of SALT Galata and Galata Tower. Grand Bazaar and Spice Bazaa …

A$91
TAV Airport Hotel Istanbul

TAV Airport Hotel Istanbul

Ataturk International Airport, Istanbul 34149

4.1 out of 5 (208 reviews)

Situated in Istanbul, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Istanbul Aydın University, Istanbul Aquarium, and Marmara Forum. …

A$142
Courtyard by Marriott Istanbul International Airport

Courtyard by Marriott Istanbul International Airport

Basin Ekspress Yolu, Fatih Cad., Istanbul 34303

4.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (711 reviews)

Located in Halkali, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Mall of Istanbul, Ataturk Olympic Stadium, and Florya Beach. Istanbu …

A$62
WOW Istanbul Hotel

WOW Istanbul Hotel

Istanbul Dünya Ticaret Merkezi, Istanbul 34149

5.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (740 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this luxury hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Istanbul Aydın University, Istanbul Aquarium, and …

A$79
Peyk Hotel

Peyk Hotel

Binbirdirek Mah. Peykhane Cad. No: 10 , Istanbul 34122

4.7 out of 5 (41 reviews)

Located in Old City, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Cemberlitas Bath and Hippodrome. Grand Bazaar and Basilica …

A$81
Ottoman Hotel Imperial - Special Class

Ottoman Hotel Imperial - Special Class

Caferiye Sok. No. 6/1, Istanbul 34400

4.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (782 reviews)

Located in Old City, this romantic hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Basilica Cistern and Hagia Sophia. Hippodrome and …

A$97
GLK PREMIER Regency Suites & Spa

GLK PREMIER Regency Suites & Spa

Akbiyik Cad No 46, Istanbul 34022

5.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (690 reviews)

This hotel is in eastern Istanbul, 350 meters from the Mosaic Museum, 700 meters from the Serpentine Column, and 800 meters …

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Erten Konak - Special Class

Erten Konak - Special Class

Akbiyik Caddesi, Istanbul

4.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (337 reviews)

Located in Old City, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Arasta Bazaar, Hippodrome, and Basilica Cistern. Blue Mosque an …

A$54
Hotel Arcadia Blue Istanbul

Hotel Arcadia Blue Istanbul

Dr. Imran Oktem Cad. No:1, Istanbul 34440

4.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (353 reviews)

Located in Old City, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of German Fountain, Basilica Cistern, and Hagia Sophia. Hippodrome …

A$151
Grand Hyatt Istanbul

Grand Hyatt Istanbul

Harbiye Mah. Taskisla Caddesi No.1, Istanbul 34367

5.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (368 reviews)

Located in Harbiye, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Ataturk Cultural Center and Taksim Square. Dot and …

A$200

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A tale of two continents

Istanbul is the only metropolis in the world that lies on two continents. With one foot in Europe and the other in Asia, it's no wonder the city is so cosmopolitan and culturally diverse. As the former capital of the Roman, Byzantine, Latin, and Ottoman Empires, Istanbul has an expansive history that spans many centuries. Throughout its different incarnations, Istanbul has been called both Byzantium and Constantinople. Whichever name you know it by, Istanbul is simply incredible.

While many of the most visited sightseeing attractions reside on the European side of Istanbul, including the Blue Mosque, Aya Sofya, and Topkapi Palace, the more residential Asian (or Anatolian) side also has its own unique charms. Be sure to explore the beauty of both sides to make your trip to Istanbul complete.

From the Blue Mosque to the Grand Bazaar

One of Istanbul's nicknames is the 'the city on seven hills.' Like Rome, the Istanbul of antiquity was built on seven hills, each with religious monuments, in both the Byzantine and Ottoman periods.

Today you will still find many stunning sights on these hills. Topkapi Palace was the former royal residence of the Ottoman sultans. Set by the sea and overlooking the Golden Horn, today's Topkapi Palace is open to the public as a museum, with four primary courtyards and a wealth of treasures. Wander through leafy gardens and airy libraries, an imperial harem, and impressive gilded pavilions.

Head for another hill and the Grand Bazaar awaits you. One of the largest covered markets in the world, featuring more than 6,000 stalls, the Grand Bazaar is a mecca for shoppers. Jewellery, spices, carpets, and pottery combine to create a seemingly endless range of tempting items. Test your bargaining skills or just enjoy a stroll around the structure itself, which seems almost like a palace.

Side by side are two other must-see Istanbul sights. The beautiful mosaics and massive dome of the 1400-year old Aya Sofya leave visitors mesmerized. Equally extravagant is the working Blue Mosque whose six slender minarets are one of the most famous components of Istanbul's skyline.

Illuminated Istanbul

Istanbul is one of the oldest cities in the world and with such a long and rich legacy it would be easy to tour only the city's historical wonders. However, present-day Istanbul is one of the most vibrant, sophisticated, and cosmopolitan places on earth and no visit would be complete without experiencing what the modern city has to offer. An evening out could include cuisine from all corners of the world (though be sure to try the sumptuous mezzes and kebabs), cocktails at an elegant bar on the Bosphorus, and clubbing until dawn. Istanbul at night is a beautiful sight.

Take some time for leisure, too, like a traditional Turkish bath or a cruise down the Bosphorus Strait. One visit to Istanbul could never suffice and how could it? There are two continents to explore! So slow down and sip some fragrant mint tea, while you plan your return visit.

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