Locals call it “the city Bosporus runs through”; Istanbul is a stunningly beautiful cosmopolitan city. It is gifted by Gods located uniquely between two continents and the seas. It presents a continuous history of 2700 years having hosted major cultures including the Ionians, Ancient Greeks, Roman Empire, Byzantines, Ottomans and now citizens of modern Turkey.
Istanbul has some of everything; Bosporus with wooden mentions lining the shoreline, Taksim with bustling cultural life, Hagia Sophia with revolutionary architecture, Blue Mosque with Iznik tiles, Topkapi Palace with priceless treasure of the Ottoman Sultans, Grand Covered Bazaar with maze of streets lines with shops of all types of merchandise, Spice Market with exotic aromas located at the westernmost end of Silk Road.
Istanbul is proud of scenes of entertainment and gourmet venues. A cites that lives day and night. It is the culture capital of Europe in 2010.
Caves and Castles
Turquoise Blue Waters
Gods Saints and Dervishes
Black Sea; Forsaken Paths
Emerald Hills and the East
Ararat and Nemrud