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Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul is tremendously rich in history as well as culture, and can keep any traveler happily occupied. Very much like Rome, you will find layers of history unfold before you and breathtaking architecture around every corner. It is simply a must to explore the mosques and bazaars, and all their respective surrounding areas. Kick your trip off by exploring the awe-inspiring Sultan Ahmet Camii (Blue Mosque), the world renown Hagia Sophia and The Grand Bazar where you’ll be sure to partake in a good natured haggle as you stroll by its thousands of shops. Other points of interest include, but are not limited to: Süleymaniye Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Kariye Museum, Basilica Cistern, and the Galata Bridge. Travel to where continents collide and East meets West!

Istanbul

The Weather in June

Istanbul
Temperature
62 - 74 oF
Istanbul
Dry days
24
Istanbul
Average rainfall
30mm

The Basics

Istanbul
Currency
Turkish Lira
Istanbul
Population
14.8 million
Istanbul
Local time GMT
+3
 

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Airports in Istanbul

Most flights to Istanbul land at Istanbul Atatürk Airport (IST). It is the main international airport serving Istanbul as well as the biggest airport in Turkey. IST is located about 14 miles (23 km) west of the city center. Upon arrival, you will have options for reaching the city center. However, the easiest, quickest and most convenient form of transport to the city center (Sultanahmet District) is by taxi.

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