General information about Istanbul – Getting to Know Istanbul

Istanbul Info

Tourist information about Istanbul, Turkey

Byzantium, Constantinople and Istanbul… The three magic names that recall the Istanbul’s glorious past. Few cities are so delightful to discover as Istanbul in the world.Istanbul hosts outstanding natural beauties both in daylight and under the glittering of night with its minarets soaring in the sky, its gilded domes, palaces, museums, parks & gardens and more…

Istanbul is a magical composition of two continents, two Worlds, the East and the West…
And especially the Bosphorus, Istanbul Strait will cheer up your hearts.Aside from being the largest and most popular city of Turkey, Istanbul is also the biggest cultural and financial centre of Turkey. Istanbul is considered to be the bridge that links Asia with Europe from a cultural and geographical standpoint. Istanbul is a huge metropolitan city with about 15 million residents that you can usually expect it to be busy whenever travelling there.

One of the more popular and fantastic forms of entertainment on your Istanbul visit is the Classic Bosphorus Cruise. The cruise begins slightly to the east of the famous Galata Bridge and continues to Anadolu Kavagi which is the Bosphorus’ entrance to the Black Sea making numerous sightseeing stops along the strait.

Entertainment in Istanbul revolves around many of the entertainment venues that the city has to offer.

In recent years,nightlife in Istanbul has really come alive in recent years and the locals will all tell you that the nightlife spreads out in all directions throughout the city.

On the European side of the Bosphorus, Istiklal Street between Taksim and Tunel offers the liveliest nightlife in Istanbul as it caters to college students and the younger crowd. The region is commonly alive with parties every night during the summer months and the locals are extremely friendly.

If you’re looking for the more traditional Turkish entertainment, than Aksaray is the egion that you may go.

Despite being situated near the “red light” district, it’s a great area to enjoy a lively evening out on the town. Another region for a great evening out is Kadikoy, located on the Asian side of the Bosphorus.

With its numerous little bars, pubs, cafes, and restaurants, you can easily spend the night bouncing from one venue to the next.

If you like football, nothing is more exciting than the rivalry between Fenerbahce and Galatasaray. This is Turkey’s most popular spectator sport and if you plan on attending one of these games, you need to get your tickets well in advance as the game always sells out.