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Istanbul - Turkey
Istanbul Today
Istanbul is one of the world's great cities.  Turkey might struggle with its identity, caught between Europe and the Middle East, but it is a boon for tourists: Istanbul is just as eclectic as one would expect from a city straddling two ...
Istanbul History
Though the region has been founded for thousands of years, Istanbul's historical record dates back to the mid-seventh century BC.  A Greek explorer named Byzas was supposedly told by the Oracle at Delphi to sail up the Hellespont and found a city ...

Rumeli Fortress
Rumeli Fortress, also called Rumelihisarı, was built by Ottoman Sultan Mehmet II (aka the...

Galata Tower
The Galata Tower was for a long time the tallest building in Istanbul at more than 65m.  The...

Süleymaniye Mosque
Süleymaniye Mosque is the second largest mosque in Istanbul.  The eponymous sultan...

Topkapi Palace
Topkapi Palace was the primary residence of the Ottoman sultans from 1465-1856.  Construction...

Hippodrome
The Hippodrome was at the center of Greek and Roman civic life.  Here citizens of all classes...

Istanbul - Turkey City Guide & Travel Information

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