Istanbul is a true melting pot of different cultures and the only city in the world built on two continents. It is a city that will inspire and rejuvenate your life.
Here, in the largest city of Turkey, you can experience Europe and Asia at the very same time and enjoy a truly unique blending of ancient tradition and modernity....
And that's just the tip of the iceberg.
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Hi, I'm Mehmet and I am a native local resident.
I love this city, its history, its sights, the people, everything really. And it's my goal to share my love for the pearl of the Bosporus with you. That's why I created Best-of-Istanbul.com.
There are mega websites that can give you lots of travel "information" but the "realness" element is lacking in all of them. Those websites, backed by corporate giants, are masters at gathering information but that is useful only on the surface. I live here, I go and experience at first hand what I am writing about. Only that "been there done that" kind of "knowledge" will give you the ultimate advantage in your journey to Istanbul.
Make the most of your trip by getting your hands on the most up-to-date, real, unique info about the city. Subscribe to the Istanbul News e-zine or write to me. Who else can give you the latest tips and trends other than somebody living and loving it here?
Here you will find:
an overview that will quickly get you acquainted with the city
ideas and advice for sightseeing
shopping and restaurant tips
suggestions for great entertainment
unique insider tips to make the most out of your stay
information on real estate and short-term accommodation
Istanbul is Turkey's cultural and economic center and one of the country's main travel destinations for tourists and business travelers. It is also Europe's largest city (12 million people!) and one of the oldest in the world (8000 years!).
Being the home to a wide variety of civilizations and cultural attractions, there is so much to see and do that you quickly get lost without a little guidance. But I'll promise that with the help of this web site, you can't go wrong.
By the way, did you know that this is the European Capital of Culture in 2010? If there is one place that deserves this title, then it's my city....