Get to know Istanbul:

Istanbul, often described as the "City of Two Continents," is a mesmerizing metropolis that straddles the border between Europe and Asia. It holds a unique place in history as it has served as the capital of three major empires: the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman. Book your package with Nasholiday including (Flight + Hotel) and get to know the city's architecture, culture, and cuisine.

Attractions and things to do in Istanbul:

-Hagia Sophia:

This iconic building started as a cathedral, transformed into a mosque, and now serves as a museum. Its magnificent dome and mosaics are awe-inspiring.

-Topkapi Palace:

Once the main residence of the Ottoman sultans, this palace is a treasure trove of history and art. Its sprawling grounds include beautiful courtyards and opulent chambers.

-Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmed Mosque):

Known for its stunning blue tiles and six minarets, the Blue Mosque is an architectural masterpiece.

-Grand Bazaar:

One of the world's oldest and largest covered markets, it's a shopper's paradise with thousands of stalls selling everything from carpets to spices.

-Bosphorus Strait:

Take a cruise along the Bosphorus to enjoy breathtaking views of Istanbul's skyline and the unique experience of being between two continents.

Eating in Istanbul:

Istanbul is a haven for food enthusiasts. Traditional Turkish cuisine is a blend of flavors, with dishes like kebabs, baklava, and Turkish delight. Don't miss the opportunity to dine at a traditional Turkish restaurant, indulge in street food like simit (sesame-crusted bread rings), and savor a cup of Turkish tea or coffee at a local café. The city is also famous for its fish markets, where you can enjoy fresh seafood by the Bosphorus.

Events in Istanbul:

-Istanbul International Film Festival:

Held annually in April, this festival showcases a wide range of international and Turkish films.

-Istanbul Jazz Festival:

Jazz enthusiasts should plan their visit for July when this festival features renowned international and local jazz artists.

-Istanbul Biennial:

Taking place every two years, this contemporary art exhibition attracts art lovers and showcases cutting-edge works from around the world.

-Republic Day (October 29th):

Istanbul celebrates Turkey's National Day with parades, concerts, and other public events. The city is beautifully decorated, and there's a vibrant patriotic atmosphere.

Istanbul is a city

that seamlessly blends its rich history with a vibrant modern culture, making it a captivating destination for travelers from around the world.