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Istanbul Map, Turkey

If you feel like you need some help to find your way in your destination city, you are in the right place. This Istanbul Map will certainly help you to seek out the best restaurants, clubs and sights in town. You want to know what is the best place for a walk? Or what you should be watching out for during your visit? Learn more about the best things to do in the city reading our travel tips and then get around in Istanbul with Travelgrove's map. While searching for places, you can also check some cheap flights or deals or you can take a look at our user's galleries about the city. We hope you will find our city map of Istanbul useful. Enjoy your trip and come back to share your travel experience about Istanbul!

Istanbul History

IstanbulThe first settlement in the city was evidenced by the artifacts excavated in the Fikirtepe mound on the Anatolian side. They are from Copper Age dating from 5500-3500 BC. Byzantion, the older name of Istanbul, was established on the site of an ancient port settlement named Lygos. It was founded by Thracian tribes between the 13th and 11th centuries BC. In 196 AD, the city was captured by Romans giving the chance for... read more

Istanbul Nightlife

kepekFor the dining and good drinks, there are also several destinations to head. One of which is the Hayat Café, owned by 'your grandfather' or 'crazy uncle', it is a hole-in-one kebab shop offering the best of Turkish food and trinks and very affordable prices. Asitane, on the other hand, offers traditional Ottoman cuisine.  Imagine having to splurge in the best cuisine that has lasted for centuries offering unique yet... read more

Istanbul Travel Guide

Good Meal  In the old days, Istanbul, formerly known as Constantinople was the capital of the Byzantine Empire and then the Islamic Ottoman gained control over Istanbul during the 15th century and made it its capital. The official name, Istanbul was adopted after Turkey gained independence in the year 1930 and Ankara was made the capital of Turkey. read more

Istanbul Sightseeing

 On the Anatolian or the Asian side, the Beylerbeyi Palace - built between the years of 1861 to 1865 by Sultan Abdulaziz - is found right in the legs of the Bosphorus. Guided tours around this famous palace are available in major spoken languages. The Camlica Hill is the highest hill in Istanbul, home to various television antennas. On top of the hill, a park with restaurants has been built as reminder of the Ottoman... read more

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