Istanbul Turkey is one of the most magnificent cities in all the world. The Sultanahmet area of the city is the most popular for tourists and is where you'll find a great many of Istanbul hotels. You could easily find enough to do in just this part of the city to keep you busy for a weekend. Istanbul has many other districts, too, and each is beautiful and unique. Our number one commitment to you is to provide the widest choice of Istanbul hotels. Kasbah's online reservation and booking system will give you the best choice on cheap hotels in Istanbul, luxury hotels and Istanbul family hotel rooms all at discount prices.
Istanbul is the only city in the world built on two continents which Fatih Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror changed in his era. It stands on the shores of the uniquely beautiful Bosphorus (Istanbul Bogazi) where the waters of the Black Sea combine with those of The sea of Marmara and the Golden Horn. Istanbul is a province designed to be the capital and it has been the capital of three empires which used to dominate the world. Today the province houses the precious remains of these civilizations and stands with all its glamour and mysticism as a harmonious link between East and West, past and present, antique and modern.
It is one of the richest cities in historical background, as well as one of the most beautiful, enchanting and alive cities of the world. It has an atmosphere of its own with its life-style, people and numerous attractions. In Istanbul you will have to be generous with time since it has so much to show. The old palaces, the great mosques with soaring minarets, ancient churches, museums, bazaars, the Istanbul Strait and others are wonderful sites worth seeing
The daily tours offered by local travel agencies usually enable the visitor staying for a short time to see the principal spots of interest in the city such as Haghia Sophia Museum, Suleymaniye Mosque, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Topkapi Palace, and Covered Bazar and its surroundings.
In addition to these classical tours, there are many other, there are many other tours of prominent Roman, Byzantine and Turkish sites in the city, as well as along Asian and European shores of the Bosphorus.
These daily tours depart from hotels or the port and last for half a day or a full day giving the visitors a general overwiev of Istanbul.
However, if the visitor wishes to see all there is to be seen in Istanbul, more time is necessary.
Then the visitor can explore the Roman city walls, the renowned Chora Museum, with its late Byzantine frescoes and mosaics, Dolmabahce Palace on the Bosphorus which is regarded as the richest palace in the world, the Spice Market, Galata Tower, Archaeological Museum and Turkish islamic arts museum. An Istanbul evening tour with belly-dancing and folk shows is a night straigh from the Thousand and One Nights.
A visit to Istanbul may provide some travellers with the opportunity of setting foot in Asia for the first time, since there are daily tours either by boat or across the Bosphorus Bridge that joins the two continents. It is course of these tours, especially while crossing the bridge or during a repose at Camlica Hill that one gets to see the city in its total magnificence.