Istanbul, Turkey

On the Bosphorus Strait, where Europe and Asia meet, lies Istanbul, formerly Constantinople, the capital of Turkey, and, in earlier times, the Roman and Ottoman Empires. It is the largest city in the Middle East and an economic, cultural, and historical centre of the region.

With its beautiful mosques and churches, such as the Hagia Sophia and the Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and booming tourism and nightlife industries, the city has something to offer for travellers from all walks of life. The Grand Bazaar is by some measures the most visited tourist attraction in the world.

Istanbul, Turkey

On the Bosphorus Strait, where Europe and Asia meet, lies Istanbul, formerly Constantinople, the capital of Turkey, and, in earlier times, the Roman and Ottoman Empires. It is the largest city in the Middle East and an economic, cultural, and historical centre of the region.

With its beautiful mosques and churches, such as the Hagia Sophia and the Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and booming tourism and nightlife industries, the city has something to offer for travellers from all walks of life. The Grand Bazaar is by some measures the most visited tourist attraction in the world.