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On the border of continents in Istanbul

Istanbul is a magical destination. The metropolis of 13 million inhabitants on the border between Europe and Asia has a fascinating history. Istanbul has been the capital of three of the greatest empires in history: the Roman Empire, the Byzantine Empire and the Ottoman Empire. The old core of the city is in Europe, but once on a city trip in Istanbul, it becomes clear that you cannot compare this city with any other European city.

Flights to Istanbul & Last-Minutes Istanbul

Atatürk Airport (IST), Istanbul's most important international airport, is located approximately 24 kilometers west of the city center.

Flights to Istanbul: Turkish Airlines

Turkish Airlines is a Turkish airline based in Istanbul. It is the national society of Turkey and flies to destinations in Europe, the Middle and Far East, North, East and Southern Africa and the United States. The home base is the Istanbul Airport in Istanbul.

Flights to Istanbul: Ryanair

Ryanair is the most popular airline company when it comes to low budget flights. The Irish company connects several European cities, including Istanbul.

Flight duration to Istanbul

From New York, Istanbul can be reached in 10 hours and 55 minutes. London has a flight time of 3 hours and 45 minutes. There are several airlines offering direct flights to these destinations.

Must-sees Istanbul

Blue mosque

The official name of this blue mosque is Sultan Ahmet mosque. There used to be many blue tiles on the inside of this mosque, hence the name blue mosque. The mosque was built between 1609 and 1616. There are 6 minarets, which used to be an indication of wealth. The wealth continues inside, with 20,000 hand-painted tiles, the mosque has a special interior.

Topkapi Palace

This oriental palace is located on a very large piece of land and consists of four different courts. You enter a small village through Imperial gates. There is a bakery, hospital, horse stables and of course the palace with its gardens and nowadays terraces. Nowadays this palace is a very special museum and is therefore open to the public.

Grand Bazaar

If you want to taste the atmosphere of a real Turkish market, then you should definitely be here at the grand bazaar. All sorts of products pass by in this labyrinth of shops on the Kapali Çarsi. You will find Turkish rugs, spices, clothing, antiques, jewelry and more. The best "game" that is played is that of bargaining. In the meantime, tea or something tasty is often offered.

Aya Sophia

Opposite the blue mosque is this Aya Sophia / Hagia Sophia. Now this is a museum, but it used to be a cathedral and mosque. It has even been the world's largest cathedral for centuries. Many mosques are based on this Aya Sophia mosque.

Green / sustainable tips in Istanbul

One of the best ways to travel sustainable is to enjoy local food. If you go to Istanbul, you must of course enjoy all the goodies that Turkish cuisine has to offer. Turkey is world famous for its delicious dishes.

Weather in Istanbul, Turkey

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With which currency do people pay in Istanbul?

In Istanbul one pays with the Yeni Turkish Lira

What is the airport code of Istanbul?

The airport code is IST.