The Best Time to Visit
To experience the most spectacular weather, consider visiting Istanbul in the months of September to November. With temperate days and mild evenings, Istanbul also has a lot to offer during this season.
Istanbul Festivals & Events
Wish to experience the festive spirit of Istanbul? Both spring and autumn are great seasons with many festivals and events taking place during this time. International Istanbul Film Festival is a annual highlight and the most popular cultural affair of Istanbul.
Tips to Save on Travel to Istanbul
Advance booking is the perfect way to get cheap flights to Istanbul. Book your flights at least 30 days in advance and get the best discounts on your airfare. Adria Airways, Aegean Airlines and Air Canada are some of the famous airlines offering excellent travel deals to Istanbul. Once you reach the airport, you can easily commute to downtown by opting public bus service, private taxis or car rental service available at the airport.
Top Attractions in Istanbul
Topaki Palace - Built by Sultan Mehmet II, the Topaki Palace speaks volumes about Turkish royal grandeur. Take a walking tour of the palace to enjoy glimpse of the Royal family.
Yildiz Park - Take a trip to the Yildiz Park, built by the mighty Ottoman sultans. Explore Sale Kosku, a beautifully designed wood and masonry house, stoll along the gorgeous flower garden or just relax at one of many tree-covered kiosks and pavilions overlooking the Bosphorus.
The Blue Mosque- One of the iconic structures in Istanbul, the Blue Mosque is an absolute architecture buff’s delight. It was built by Sultan Ahmet to prove his kingdom’s royal grandeur and beauty.
Istanbul Archaeology Museum- Housed in three adjacent buildings, the Istanbul Archaeology Museum features more than a million exhibits throwing some light on city’s origin and history. Be sure to see the statue of lion at the entrance.