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ISTANBUL

ISTANBUL GENERAL INFORMATION

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Situated at the juncture of Asia and Europe, Istanbul is the world’s most famous transcontinental city. With close to 15 million people, the city is not only Turkey’s biggest by far, but also ranks as one of the most bustling metropolises on the planet. Istanbul has been declared the world’s most dynamic city, and it’s easy to believe once you’re surrounded by the endless options it has to offer. Boasting some of the world’s hottest clubs and the most epic historical sites, Istanbul truly offers something for everyone.

Once known as Constantinople, the former capital of the Byzantine and Ottoman empires remains as culturally buzzing as always. Split between the more touristy and wealthy European side and the residential Asian side, Istanbul is a city of diversity. With its huge population and moderate climate Istanbul offers history, culture, nightlife, natural beauty and modernity all year round.

 

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Before You Arrive

CLIMATE
To check the current weather conditions in Turkey and Istanbul, please click on
http://www.meteor.gov.tr/en-US/forecast-5days.aspx
CURRENCY AND CREDIT CARDS
The Turkish currency is the Turkish Lira (TL). Cash may be exchanged in banks and exchange offices during office hours. The official exchange rate is listed daily at the banks and exchange offices. All major credit cards are accepted at most hotels, restaurants and stores.
ELECTRICITY
The Turkish mains power supply is 220 Vac 50 Hz. The standard Wall sockets take two round pin plugs, similar to the one used in many European countries. You will need an adaptor if you intend to use appliances not fitted with this type of plug; it is a good idea to bring a suitable adapt
TURKISH VISA
While some countries don’t need a visa to enter Turkey there are some countries might need a stamp or sticker visa on your arrival. Your passport needs to be valid at least for 3 months to be issued for your visa. For more information about visa
http://www.mfa.gov.tr/visa-information-for-foreigners.en.mfa
Top 5 most visited sites of Istanbul walking tour
Bosporus boat tour, city walls with famous spice market (Including chora church, Pier Loti )
Traditional art marbling
Spiritual Istanbul
Nibbling in old local market with traditional dance show
Two continents Asian and Europian side of Istanbul
Turkish cooking receipes
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