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Why ISTANBUL İstanbul: The City Of Two Continents This vast and beautiful country, with its km2 surface area extending over four seas and two continents, has Istanbul as a truly amazing compendium

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Why ISTANBUL İstanbul: The City Of Two Continents This vast and beautiful country, with its km2 surface area extending over four seas and two continents, has Istanbul as a truly amazing compendium of history, art and architecture. The city is positioned right in the middle of the antique world. Since its foundation, the city has developed as the center of trade, and starting from the 4th century it was the capital of the biggest empires of the ancient world. It is the only city that managed to be the capital of three grand empires for as long as 1600 years. About 120 Roman and Byzantine emperors ruled in this city and sultans of the Ottoman Empire followed them. Visit the only city in the world which has been the capital of 3 successive empires Located on two continents Istanbul serves as the crossroads and meeting place of East and West. Air transport Flights are with Turkish Airlines, one the most respected and proffessional airlines in the world 3 hours 25 minutes from Madrid 3 hours from Barcelona 3 hours from Paris 2 hours from Vienna 1 hour 15 minutes from Athens Direct flights from Malaga, Bilbao, Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia. A city with two airports Istanbul is serviced by two nearby modern airports. Ataturk Airport Sabiha Gokcen Airport A third airport is planned for the near future. Cuisine Excellent cuisine and elegant restaurants with magnificent views. Turkish, Mediterranean, and international cuisines. Nightlife and the clamour of an exciting city Chic modern design Nightclubs, restaurants and venues with great ambiance and spectacular panoramas, such as club-reataurants Reina the amazing 360. Ancient and historical venues for hostign meeting and events Cistern of 1001 Columns Ciragan Palace Esma Sultan Palace Sait Halim Pasha Palace Adile Sultan Palace The Maiden's Tower Natural beauty The Bosphorus, the magical strait which separates Europe from Asia and both halves of the city. The Golden Horn is an inlet of the Bosphorus dividing the city and forming the natural harbor that has sheltered, Roman, Greek, Ottoman, and other ships for thousands of years. A natural spectacle for your eyes By day and by night, with glittering mosques, minarets, towers, castles, palaces, the Sultans Harem, and mansions, the silhouette of this beautiful city instantly reminds one of the setting of The1001 Nights. A safe relaxed environment You will find Istanbul to be a safe, relaxed environement because of the strong influence of Istanbul's vibrant youth culture, which is situated in and amongst the teaming streets of Beyoglu, the home of rock venues, jazz clubs, contempory art galleries, pubs, and internet cafes. City of shopping Istanbul is home to the first ever covered commercial center in the world: The Grand Bazaar, cooexisting cheek-by-jowl with The Spice Bazaar. More than 60 modern shopping malls and fascinating arcades of great intererest can be found throughout the city. Hospitals The city has large modern hospitals with advanced technology and world respected specialists. Istanbul is the center of Health Tourism for a large geopraphical area covering th Balkans, Eastern Europe, central Asia and Middle East and Gulf countries. Modern public transport Large scale public work projects are being developed, such as the Marmara Tunnel connecting the two continents beneathe the Bosporous. The completed tunnel will be large enough to house the ever expanding subway as well as serving as a highway. Hotels The exceptonal hotel infrastructure of Turkey means that you can choose from 2600 hotels with beds. You will be able to choose from international and Turkish hotel chains such as Four Seasons, Ritz Carlton, Kempinski, Intercontinental, Divan, Swissotel, The Marmara, Hilton, Conrad, Grand Hyatt, Mövenpick, Sheraton, Renaissance, Jumeirah, Shangri-La, Ramada, Crowne Plaza, Radisson, Point, Rixos, Dedeman, Park Hyatt. Hospitality and high quality human resources Culturally, Turkish people are extremely friendly and hospitable. Turkey has 2,292s,281 students in universities, and the average is 29!. The standard for human resources is set very high. Professional guides, who speak and work in multiple languages are common. Luxury vehicles Turkey is a manufacturer of Mercedes and Mitsubishi buses, which allows the Turkish tourism sector to utilse luxury vehicles for journeys and excursions of every kind.
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