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Istanbul

Istanbul (formerly Constantinople) is the largest city in Turkey and a centre for culture, commerce, finance and media. The city, built under the name of Chalcedon and Byzantium, can look back on 2600 years of history in which it served three great empires as a capital. 2010 was Istanbul European Capital of Culture.

With its strategic location, the city is considered a good connection between Europe and Asia and is a home to more than 14 million inhabitants.

How to get there

Istanbul has 2 airports and is easily accessible as a tourist, business and study site.

Landmarks

With attractions such as the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Dolmabahce Palace, Kapalicarsi and many other Istanbul attracts more than 10 million tourist annually.