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  • The Blue Mosque - a must inclusion on all Turkey vacations.
  • View of Istanbul with Galata Tower in the background
  • The Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet Camii)
  • Inside the grand bazaar
  • Yeni Cami mosque
  • Sunset panorama of Istanbul

When on Turkey vacations,Istanbul is the largest city found in the northwestern part of the country. It is a transcontinental city as it straddles the Bosphorus (the Istanbul Strait) which divides the city into a European side and an Asian side.

Istanbul was once the imperial city of Constantinople which was, for almost a thousand years, the last outpost of the Roman Empire. Conquered by the Ottoman Empire in 1453, the city became the military centre for many campaigns that helped the empire to expand.

By the middle of the 16th century, the population of Istanbul had grown to nearly half a million developing into a major cultural, political and commercial centre remaining under Ottoman control until the First World War. Despite Ankara being named the capital of the newly formed Republic of Turkey in 1923, Istanbul continued to grow becoming an incredibly popular tourist destination.while on a Turkey vacation.

With its long history, many ancient monuments date back to the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman periods and as such, the historic areas of Istanbul became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985. Such monuments include Hagia Sophia, a former Orthodox patriarchal basilica which has been turned into a museum and the Topkapi Palace which houses important holy relics from the Muslim world. While rich in history, Istanbul also offers an exciting nightlife and is very fashionable and progressive making the city a true blend of ancient and modern to be experienced on a Turkey vacation package.

Extend your Stay

Consider an additional stopover to your Turkey vacations at one of Goway's other European destinations. You can choose from  a Paris vacation, a London vacation or an Amsterdam vacation. This can be done stopping over en route to or from Turkey.


 

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