If you haven’t planned your trip yet and want to know more about Istanbul, you should know that the city is pretty much big – in fact, a great province in Turkey connecting the East with the West and lying on the shores of the Golden Horn. This is the ‘borderline’ on water which separates the old Istanbul district from the new one, but also creates a waterway to the Eastern part of Istanbul.
Because the city is driven by the spirit. There is no ordinary list of things to be seen – instead you should listen to your instinct and start wandering in the city discovering new things. In fact, there are a lot of places you should see and attractions that really matter.
Another thing worth mentioning is that Istanbul tailors to the expectations of every single tourist, regardless of the age or ethnicity. The hospitality of the Turkish people along with the spirit of the city create a magnificent experience.
Now that you know more about the tourism in Istanbul, you need to know more about planning your Istanbul trip.
First of all, there are several big flying gateways leading to the city – the international Ataturk Airport is the closest one to the city and probably the airport you will be landing on when visiting Istanbul. Once you step on the ground, you should know that there are multiple types of transportation you can consider in the city. There is a tram line going through the old city and the famous shopping street Istiklal Caddesi, a waterline connecting the old Istanbul with the newer parts but also the Eastern part (Asia), as well as a metro line with several stops in the ground beneath the old town.
Speaking of hotels, there are many beautiful ones in Istanbul. There are hotels built many decades ago, but also new ones delivering a modern appeal. However, among the very top rated hotels you can choose are the names of Hotel Amira, Witt Istanbul Suites, Basileus Hotel, Millennium Suites and many others. Basically, you can use Booking and find a hotel matching your interests and budget.