Istanbul is the only city in the world built on two continents. It stans on the shores of the Istanbul Boğazı (Bosphorus strait) where the waters of the Black Sea mingle with the waters of the Sea of Marmara and the Golden Horn. Istanbul embraces two continents, one reaching towards Asia and the other reaching towards Europe. Istanbul guards the precious relics of the three Empires: Roman Empire, Byzantine Empire and Ottoman Empire which it has been capital; a unique link between East and West, past and present. Today Istanbul honors and preserves the legacy of its past while looking forward to its modern future. It is Istanbul’s variety that fascinates its visitors. The museums, churches, palaces, great mosques, bazaars and sights of nature beauty seem inexhaustible.
Istanbul is not only historic, it is a magnificent city fascinating and vivildly alive. Beneath the unchanging skyline of domes and minarets there is the continual bustle and movement of the crowd and roaming vehicles along the ancient cobbled streets. As you relax on the shores of the Bosphorus at sunset contemplating the red evening light reflected sky, you will understand suddenly why so many centuries ago settlers chose to build on this remarkable site. At times such as these, you will feel that Istanbul is truly one of the most glorious cities in the world. However long you stay, just a few days or longer, your time will be wonderfully filled in this unforgettable city.