Istanbul

Historically known as Byzantium and Constantinople, Istanbul is a modern metropolis that lies in both Europe and Asia. Turkey’s largest and liveliest city has grown on both sides of the Bosphorus strait. Istanbul has at least two faces. The magnificent Ottoman monuments in the old part, including the Blue Mosque, the Topkapı Palace and the Grand Bazaar, provide a stark contrast to the skyscrapers in the new part of the city, which boasts all sorts of modern bars, clubs and restaurants.

Weather averages in November

  • Day 15°C
  • Night 8°C
  • Rain 0

Historically known as Byzantium and Constantinople, Istanbul is a modern metropolis that lies in both Europe and Asia. Turkey’s largest and liveliest city has grown on both sides of the Bosphorus strait. Istanbul has at least two faces. The magnificent Ottoman monuments in the old part, including the Blue Mosque, the Topkapı Palace and the Grand Bazaar, provide a stark contrast to the skyscrapers in the new part of the city, which boasts all sorts of modern bars, clubs and restaurants.

Weather averages in November

  • Day 15°C
  • Night 8°C
  • Rain 0

Cheap flights

Flight prices are provided by Skyscanner and are updated twice a day. Prices are indicative and may differ from the final price, which needs to be confirmed with your carrier.

Average prices

The Crossroads of Europe and Asia

Istanbul is a paradise for city lovers. Let yourself be overwhelmed by the magnificent Hagia Sofia, once the largest Christian church, built by Emperor Justinian in the 6th century. Istanbul’s most famous museum was officially changed into a mosque in 2020. Opposite it, the beautiful Blue Mosque of Sultan Ahmed awaits you. The ceramic-tiled mosque is one of the few in the world with six minarets. The former residence of the Ottoman sultans, Topkapi Palace, meanwhile allows you to glimpse a decadent harem alongside beautiful collections of porcelain, jewels and weapons. The most unusual experience, however, is the Yerebatan Sarayi underground cistern. This unique underground basilica is the largest of hundreds of ancient cisterns found beneath the city.

 

izpostavljena1
izpostavljena2

Ancient treasures are proudly on display at the Archaeological Museum, while lovers of contemporary art will feel right at home in the Istanbul Modern Museum. While the city’s many historic buildings, museums and galleries will keep you busy throughout the day, life at night moves to the countless bars, clubs and restaurants. Settle comfortably in one of the rooftop bars with a cocktail in hand and sample the lively nightlife in a city that never sleeps. Don’t miss the traditional belly dancing offered as part of a sumptuous dinner and spend the following day relaxing in a hammam - authentic Turkish steam bath.

Let the vibrant Istanbul, the cultural and financial centre of Turkey on both sides of the Bosporus, win you over.

Shopping? Istanbul’s got you covered! Test your bargaining skills at the Grand Bazaar - a covered market, where traders loudly advertise their wares, ranging from beautiful jewellery to traditional carpets. Then move on to modern Istanbul, and walk the Istiklal Caddesi, the city’s main shopping street, or peek into one of its modern shopping malls. Even if shopping is not your passion, you can’t come back from Istanbul without some sweet Turkish delight and Turkish tea.

Sights in Istanbul

znamenitost HagiaSofia

Hagia Sofia

Once the largest Christian church, built by Justinian in the 6th century, is Istanbul’s most famous monument.

znamenitost YerebatanSarayi

Yerebatan Sarayi (The Basilica Cistern)

Beautiful underground canals of the largest of the many cisterns underneath the city, built during the reign of Justinian.

znamenitost Modra moseja

The Blue Mosque

The 17th century mosque, whose walls are covered with ceramic tiles, is one of the world’s few mosques with six minarets.

znamenitost Palaca Topkapi

Topkapı Palace

For 400 years, the palace was a luxurious residence of several generations of sultans and their wives, who lived in the harem.

znamenitost Sulejmanova moseja

Süleymaniye Mosque

The most beautiful of the 42 mosques built by the great Ottoman architect Sinan in Istanbul.

Airports

letalisca istanbul

Istanbul

Istanbul Airport is one of the world’s most modern and largest airports, located northwest of Istanbul in the Arnavutköy district on the European side of the city, about 50 km from the city centre. A car ride to central Istanbul takes about 60 minutes.

Search

Close