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Istanbul

Europe
25+

Rank in Turkey

2

Rank in Europe

160+

World Rank

Currency
Turkish Lira(TRY)
Weather
Mostly clear 24℃
Time
01:29 AM (GMT +03:00)
Electric Socket
Type F ( 220 V 50 Hz)... Read more


About Istanbul

Treat your senses to the mesmerizing views, indulge in world-renowned cuisine, and luxuries of Istanbul. A major city in Turkey, the center point of four major empires, lying between two continents, Europe and Asia. Istanbul has been home to Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman civilizations all of which reflect in its unique architecture. Let the stories of the Sultan Ahmet Empire take you back to a simpler time. Visit the relaxing Hammams built with panache and opulence and gorgeously domed Mosques. Walk down the streets of Grand Bazaars hunting for the best Turkish rugs, lamps, and clothes. One of the oldest bazaars in the world, this place is bustling with people, vibrant and eclectic. Every wall of this city tells you a story as diverse as the people here. While day life offers street shopping, the nightlife is lit with stunning lights and Turkish music played in some of the most happening clubs making you experience a memorable one. Known as Constantinople in the history, Istanbul is not just a fascinating tourist destination but a generous one too, with machines to feed even stray dogs, it is a place built to empower both rich and poor alike. With moderate warm and cold seasons, Istanbul is worth touring in all year round. Come, experience Istanbul - the city of joy, the city of diversity, the city of four powerful empires, and the city of intrigue.

Continent Country
Europe Turkey
Airport Name / IATA Code
Istanbul Atatürk Airport IST
Alternate Airport Name / IATA Code
Sabiha Gokcen International Airport SAW


Istanbul
  • Time To Visit

Best time to visit
Months to visit: March, April, May, September, October, and November - During these months, rainfall is minimal and the weather is moderate and pleasant so the tourists can comfortably roam the streets. Room rates during these months tend to be low. Various festivals occur during April, May, and October like Ramadan, Istanbul music festival, Film festival, etc.
Moderate time to visit
Moderate: August and February - These months don't have extreme temperatures.
Worst time to visit
Worst: June, July, December, and January - June and July are where the temperature rises with muggy conditions. Whereas December and January are more of the winter seasons along with heavy and uncertain rainfall and snow. Although the weather is moister, it is bearable too.
Weather
Month January February March April May June July August September October November December
Minimum temprature (℃) 3 2 3 7 12 16 18 19 16 13 9 5
Maximum temprature (℃) 8 9 11 16 21 25 28 28 24 20 15 11
Rain fall (mm) 109 92 72 46 38 34 34 30 58 81 103 119
Population
15 (Millions)
Official Language
Turkish
Spoken Language
Turkish is the offic... Read more
Other Language
Arabic, Bosnian, and... Read more
Police
155
Ambulance
112
Taxi
Start Tariff: TRY 4.... Read more

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Public Transport
Basic Items And Cost
Name Price
Water Bottle USD 0.15
Cup of Coffee USD 1.46
Milk Carton Pack USD 0.58
Rice/Kg USD 1.17
White Bread USD 0.29
Eggs (12) USD 1.46
Combo Meal USD 2.92
Fine Dining USD 14.59
Bottle of Coke or Pepsi USD 0.58
Domestic Beer USD 2.19
Imported Beer USD 2.63
Bottle of Wine USD 5.84
Cigarettes (20 Pack) USD 1.90
Taxi ( 1 km ) USD 0.44
Ticket in local transport (Single way). USD 0.44
Rent ( One Bed Room) USD 262.66
Do's And Don'ts
Night Life
Must See
Experiences
  • A cruise journey to Bosphorus, the strait of Istanbul.
  • Shopping and food at local shops.
  • Touring at art museums, archaeological monuments.
  • Lunching at local shops in the Turkish tradition, at Sultanahmet.
  • A coffee tour and coffee making class, at spice bazar’s local coffee establishments.
Shopping
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Souvenir Suggestions
  • Turkish tea
  • Turkish sweets and spices
  • Rugs and carpets
  • Handmade jewelry
  • Blue evil eye Lamps
  • Iznik Ceramics
  • Sweet Baklava
  • Exotic spices especially their seven spice mixture
  • Nargile pipes
  • Clay Pottery in Cappadocia
  • Scarves and traditional clothing

Tourist attractions in Istanbul

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