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  • İstanbul

    The Imperial Capital / Two Continents, One City

    İstanbul - in one word it conjures an image like no other. An incredible city that is steeped in rich, intriguing history. The heart and soul of Türkiye, İstanbul captivates visitors with its endless variety of things to do. It plays host to countless museums, churches, palaces, grand mosques, bazaars, and scenic panoramas. As you relax on the western shores of the Bosphorus, watching the magnificent rays of the setting sun shine across the opposite continent, you realize why empires chose to build a city at this remarkable location. İstanbul is an enchantingly vibrant city and a cultural mosaic. In these moments of reflection one can appreciate why İstanbul is truly one of the world’s most magnificent metropoles. 

    The most famous bays in İstanbul are Büyükada, Büyükada Nakibey Beach, Aya Nikola Beach, Princess Cove, Yörükali Beach, Eskibağ Beach, Halik Cove, Heybeliada, Heybeliada Aquarium Cove, Heybeliada German Cove, Burgazada, Kalpazankaya Beach, Çamakya Beach, Madam Martha Cove, Kınalıada Şile, Ayazma Beach, Uzunkum Bay, Ağlayankaya Bay, Kumbaba Bay, Kilyos, Riva, and Sedef Island.

    Sports activities: golf, trekking, cycling, tennis, football, basketball, street basketball, equestrianism

    Marinas: Ataköy, Kalamış, Fenerbahçe, Bebek Port, Tuzla

    Kınalıada
    SEE
    • Authentic Wooden Houses
    • Historical Plane Trees
    • Surp Krikor Lusarovich Armenian Church
    • Hristos Monastry Twin Sirakian Houses
    TASTE
    • Fresh seafood
    SMELL
    • Inhale the oxygen
    • the natural scent of İstanbul's car-free island
    TOUCH
    • Islander Cats
    LISTEN
    • Seagulls
    • Story of Byzantine Commandr Diogenes
    Burgazada
    SEE
    • Madam Marta Beach
    • Kalpazankaya
    • Hristos Monasery
    • Aya Yani Church
    • Aya Yorgi Garibi Monastery
    • Sait Faik Literature Museum
    TASTE
    • Fresh seafood Deserts at local patiesserie
    SMELL
    • Pine trees on the way to Hristos Hill
    TOUCH
    • Enjoy the peace of sipping tea with the sea as a backdrop
    LISTEN
    • Ferry whistle
    Heybeliada
    SEE
    • Orthodox Theological School
    • Beth Yaakov Synagoue
    • St Nicholas Orthodox Church
    TASTE
    • Fresh seafood
    SMELL
    • Scent of abundant flowers
    TOUCH
    • Feel the spirituality in the numerous religious structures
    LISTEN
    • Ferry Whistle
    Büyükada
    SEE
    • Aya Yorgi Church
    • Historical Wooden Mansions View of the sunset from AyaYorgi Hill
    TASTE
    • Local ice cream
    • Seafood
    • Stuffed mussels Roasted chestnuts
    SMELL
    • Bouganvillea
    TOUCH
    • Feel the warm nature of the island folk
    LISTEN
    • Cicades
    • Seagulls
    • Ferry whistle