Istanbul – One Of The Cities That Leaves You Breathless

Istanbul – One Of The Cities That Leaves You Breathless

There are only a few cities in Europe that can overcome the expectations of the modern hedonists and travel nomads. And no – we are not talking about five star hotels, elite rooms and magic fountains. We are digging beneath the luxury of Istanbul – and uncover the spirit of the city which makes it eternal.

Istanbul can be best visited during every season, whether it’s spring, summer, autumn or winter. However, the best time to visit is the mid-spring and early autumn, during the season of festivals and city gatherings. Especially in spring, the opening tourist season for every world metropolis, Istanbul is lively and welcomes you to its beauties and green palaces such as the Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia and the Bosphorus Cruise on a warm day full of sunshine.

‘Why visit Istanbul?’ – you are asking yourself.

Well, first and foremost – the city of Istanbul has a rich history and offers a whole wealth of historic as well as religious sites to see and grasp. From ancient monuments to inspiring architecture and rich culture, you can dig in the culture and religion in the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia or the Church of St. Savior, or see the luxurious lifestyle that the sultans lived in the Topkapi Palace. If you love landscapes and sunsets, the Galata Tower is actually one of the best sites offering you a breathless views on the entire city and the three parts divided by water.

When speaking about food, Istanbul offers a lot of seafood specialties. Whether you love seafood or not, one can simply not resist the temptation to try it at best, served fresh by amazing Turkish chefs. In the event that you want to try a traditional dish which does not include seafood, you can try the Turkish cuisine and get amazed by their delicate tastes. To top up the whole gourmet experience, we recommend you to try Turkish coffee and sweeten the meal with a slice of baklava (traditional sweet recipe).

Istanbul is a vibrant city. The nightlife is on the rise – with many pubs, bars and restaurants who prove that this metropolis is among the top in Europe when it comes to nightlife. Some of the best bars in istanbul include Babylon, Cheers, High End, Reina, Big Buddha and Indigo.

If you want to settle in Istanbul and explore the beach lifestyle, you have to know that the urban aspect will not allow you to have such holiday. Instead, there are few locations near Istanbul that are proud to offer beaches and remain crowded during the season. The Prince’s Islands, Sile & Agva as well as Kilyos are best examples of beach cities near Istanbul.

Are you ready for a new adventure? Istanbul awaits you!

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