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Turkey is a nation with cultural networks to ancient Greek, Persian, Roman, Byzantine and ottoman empires and is straddling Eastern Europe and Western Asia. The country includes cosmopolitan Istanbul, on the Bosphorus Strait, is also a home to the iconic Hagia Sophia, with its soaring dome and Christian mosaics. It is famous for its geographical location and the city of Istanbul is the one which divides the two continents of Europe and Asia that makes possible to see a great diversity all over the city, people and in their cultures also.
Turkey officially mentioned as the Republic of turkey is mainly located in Western Asia with a smaller portion of it in the Balkan Peninsula in Southeast Europe. The country is found to be encircled by seas on all the three sides, with the Aegean Sea to the west, the Black Sea to the north, and the Mediterranean Sea to the south.
Istanbul, earlier known as Byzantium, is the utmost crowded city in Turkey and also the country’s economic, cultural and historic center. Due to its city’s strategic location, it became one of history’s renowned trade centers and remains as a significant centre for culture and finance. It’s enigmatic culture fascinates the tourists more. The visitors can go on a public boat tour or rent a private boat to experience some of the most awe-inspiring views of the metropolis. Below are some beautiful sights one can visit during Istanbul Tour:
The best places to visit in Istanbul include:
- Ottoman waterfront mansions
- The 15 July Martyrs Bridge
- The fishing village of Anadolu Kavagi
- Palaces from the Byzantine era
- Blue Mosque
- Hagia Sophia
- Topkapi Palace Museum
- Grand Bazaar and many more