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Istanbul

Located in the center of the Old World, Istanbul is one of the world's great cities famous for its historical monuments and magnificent scenic beauties. It has been the capital of three great empires; the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman Empires, and for more than 1,600 years over 120 emperors and sultans ruled the world from here. No other city in the world can claim such a distinction.

Istanbul is the only city in the world which spreads over two continents: Asia and Europe, and the two continents are separated from each other by a narrow strait - the Bosphorus. Today, the continents are connected to each other by two impressive bridges.
Surrounded by 5th century Roman city walls, Istanbul is adorned by the masterpieces of Byzantium and Turkish art. The city presents an exquisite, majestic and serene silhouette from all directions.

The historic city of Istanbul is situated on a peninsula flanked on three sides by the Sea of Marmara, the Bosphorus and the Golden Horn estuary, which is a very secure natural harbor, has always played a significant role in the development of the city. The most famous places to visit are as listed below;

Sultan Ahmet Square
Blue Mosque
Haghia Sophia Museum
Topkapi Palace
The Covered (Grand) Bazaar
The Spice Bazaar
Suleymaniye Mosque
Chora (Kariye) Museum
Dolmabahce Palace
The Bosphorus
The Princes' Islands