İstanbul is a city unlike any other – where two continents unite as one. Within this vibrant metropolis, its 15 million citizens thrive in their work and daily lives. The facades of buildings and homes line and rise up from both shores of the Bosphorus Strait, where the waters of the Black Sea and the Marmara Sea merge.
Churches, synagogues, and mosques are still found, co-existing peacefully side-by-side, in its historic old city center. The new part of downtown features high-rise office buildings, luxury hotels, well-appointed restaurants and bars, and fashionable shopping districts. Beneath İstanbul’s breathtaking skyline of domes and minarets, a constant buzz of activities ensues – crowds bustling, vehicles rumbling along cobbled streets, and the lively calls of street sellers blending with sounds of ships in the busy port. İstanbul is a living museum, the treasury of a great past, yet it retains incredible vitality and remains as an important artistic and cultural center. However long you stay, even if it's for just a few days, your time in this memorable city will be filled with admiration.
Istanbul is truly delightful!