Istanbul

Istanbul is the world’s one of the most ancient metropolis with its rich history and wonderful nature. With its 8.500 years of history, İstanbul is the former capital of Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman Empires. Separeted to two continents, Asian and European, the city is an ideal example of the natural beauty.
Its cultural heritage, unique geography, natural assets, and the Bosphorus, make Istanbul an unmatched destination. It is a modern metropolitan city, as it gathers people from different cultures and backgrounds.

Highlights

The Maiden’s Tower 


Maiden’s Tower take its roots in a popular legend about a maiden’s misfortune. Once upon a time, during the Byzantine Period, Emperor Constantine received a bad new about his lovely daughter: soothsayers told that she will soon be beaten by a snake and die. Got into a panic, the Emperor built an extended castle near the existing tower and placed his daughter in it, in order to avoid the fatal end. But the young and beautiful princess eventually died of a snakebite, caused by a snake entered the castle in a grape basket.


Istanbul City Walls

A legend says that Istanbul’s walls are built by angels. According to the legend; when Saint Constatine came to Istanbul from Rome with his army, one of the god’s angels saw him and said: “you have to settle here but don’t stop now, don’t look back, just keep riding your horse”. Obeying the angel’s orders, Saint Constantine rides his horse during the day and returns to the place where he first saw the angel. He realizes that the city’s entrance is covered by walls.

Nature & Climate


Combining the mediterranean and the Black Sea climate types, Istanbul is a city where four seasons can be experienced. Spring and automn are two unpredictable seasons with a range from chilly to warm. Tulips and judas trees are everywhere in İstanbul, which transforms the metropolis into a refreshing and adorable place. Many forests in İstanbul, including the famous Belgrad and Aydos Forests, create an escaping possibility of the metropolis’ crowd.