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Departure Mon, 11 Dec Return Sat, 16 Dec
ATH Athens
IST Istanbul
return from 86€
Departure Sun, 17 Dec Return Sat, 23 Dec
TLV Tel Aviv
SAW Istanbul
return from 113€
Departure Tue, 26 Dec Return Wed, 27 Dec
AYT Antalya
SAW Istanbul
return from 13€
Departure Tue, 19 Dec Return Sat, 30 Dec
TBS Tbilisi
IST Istanbul
return from 84€
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Athens - Istanbul
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Brussels - Istanbul
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Istanbul holidays

Istanbul sights and attractions

Istanbul is a vibrant, cosmopolitan blend of ancient history and modern life. This vast city that spans both Europe and Asia, is an amalgamation of both cultures. Formerly known as Constantinople, it has one of the most recognized skylines in the world, a mesmerizing combination of minarets and important monuments that encompass some of the world's greatest historical sites, while its markets and bazaars are an assault on the senses. Though the city is best known for its historical landmarks and traditional heritage, a new and thoroughly modern Istanbul has also emerged, with a contemporary arts scene to rival any other major city, gleaming boutiques, a fine dining culture, and glamorous nightlife.

What to do in Istanbul

The multilayered city of Istanbul offers a myriad of different experiences. From the ancient sights of Sultanahmet, shopping in the bazaars, and whirling dervishes, to boat tours on the Bosphorus, the new city's skyscrapers and rooftop cocktail bars, each slice of the city is unique.

On a city break in Istanbul, you can:

  • Climb to the top of the Galata Tower for the best panoramas of the city
  • Visit the mesmerizing Hagia Sophia Museum
  • Awaken your senses by shopping for souvenirs and lamps in the Grand Bazaar
  • Browse the brightly colored Spice Bazaar and try some authentic Turkish Delight
  • See the timeless fishermen at work on Galata Bridge
  • Take a boat cruise between two continents
  • Visit the Basilica Cistern, constructed in the 6th century to supply water to the Great Palace
  • Take a tour of Topkapi Palace, built between 1460-1479 by Mehmet the Conqueror
  • Indulge in a massage and bath at a traditional Turkish hammam
  • Explore the domed 17th-century Blue Mosque or Sultanahmet Mosque that faces the Hagia Sophia
Istanbul

Airports in Istanbul

The city of Istanbul is served by two main airports, Istanbul Atatürk Airport, on the European side and regarded as one of the busiest airports in Europe, or Sabiha Gökçen International Airport, a smaller airport situated on the Asian side.

  • Istanbul Atatürk Airport

    Top Carriers

    A number of major airlines offer cheap fights to Istanbul including: Turkish Airlines, Onur Air and Ukraine International Airlines.

    Location

    Istanbul Atatürk Airport is situated approximately 15 miles from the city centre.

    Transportation

    Passengers can connect with the city centre via the Havatas Airport Shuttle Service, which runs between the airport and Taksim Square, or alternatively by the metro. Car rental agencies operate from the domestic and international terminals and taxis can be picked up outside the terminal building.

  • Sabiha Gökçen Airport

    Top Carriers

    A number of airlines operate fights to Sabiha Gökçen Airport including: Turkish Airlines, Pegasus Airlines and borajet.

    Location

    Sabiha Gökçen Airport is approximately 26 miles from the city centre.

    Transportation

    Passengers can take the Havabus Airport Shuttle Bus, which leaves from outside the terminal and connects Sabiha Gökçen Airport with Kad?köy and Taksim. There are also several local buses running to a range of destinations. Taxis can be picked up outside the terminal building.

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