Byzantium, Constantinople and Istanbul... The three magic names that recall the Istanbul's glorious past. Few cities are so delightful to discover as Istanbul in the world. Istanbul hosts outstanding natural beauties both in daylight and under the glittering of night with its minarets soaring in the sky, its gilded domes, palaces, museums, parks & gardens and more...
Istanbul is a magical composition of two continents, two Worlds, the East and the West... And especially the Bosphorus, Istanbul Strait will cheer up your hearts.Aside from being the largest and most popular city of Turkey, Istanbul is also the biggest cultural and financial centre of Turkey. Istanbul is considered to be the bridge that links Asia with Europe from a cultural and geographical standpoint. Istanbul is a huge metropolitan city with about 15 million residents that you can usually expect it to be busy whenever travelling there.
The climate of Istanbul is continental Mediterranean, May is a good time to visit, most of the time it sunny with some cloud during the months of May. The average maximum temperature in Istanbul in October and November is 12°C and the average minimum temperature is 6°C.
Official currency in Turkey is Turkish Lira ( / TL). But major credit cards are valid in Turkey (Visa, Master Card, American Express, and etc.). Banks are open from 09:00 to 17:00 and ATMs are available in hotels. Money exchange is available in hotel receptions and city centers.
Country code of Turkey is +90. City code of Istanbul is 212 and 216.
Electricity is 220 V. in Turkey.