We get it, geography isn't everyone's strong suit. If you're not sure where Istanbul sits on a map, take the time to learn about its location before you set foot out the door!
This city is located about 210 miles (338 kilometers) west of Ankara, the national capital, and 12 miles (19 kilometers) northwest of Adalar.
This area of Marmara Region is home to approximately 11,200,000 people.
With so many unmissable attractions in Istanbul, you might have to tell the boss you'll need another week off. Start off with the Hagia Sophia and the Hippodrome. You'd also be mad not to take a look at the Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace.
Experience the true essence of this city by checking out attractions like Galata Tower and Dolmabahce Palace. If you've got a little more time up your sleeve, Spice Bazaar and Taksim Square are worth a look too.
The allure of ancient history is palpable at Basilica Cistern. Make a booking now and witness the insights of professional archaeological digs. Want some more ideas? Observe prayer time, mingle with worshipers and behold the unique architecture of Suleymaniye Mosque. If you're curious to know more, why not ask a few questions about local religious traditions? And that's not all there is. If you'd like to find some spiritual enlightenment on your getaway, drop by Chora Church. You never know, you might even find the answers to one or two of life's most puzzling questions!
Arriving at Ataturk International Airport (IST)? After you've jumped off the plane and collected your bags, downtown Istanbul will be only 8 miles (13 kilometers) to the east away.
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