About Istanbul

Turkey’s Istanbul, previously known as Constantinople or New Rome, is a reflection of the kingdoms which once ruled the city. Istanbul has well preserved architectural structures of previous eras. Istanbul’s attractions are so varied that it would be difficult to fit everything into a short trip. If there are a few locations you must visit, they would be the Basilica Cistern for a taste of Ancient Roman Constantinople, and The Grand Bazaar, Blue Mosque, Galata Tower, Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia and Nişantaşı walks for the best experience of shopping you’ll ever imagine. For a family trip, don’t miss out on visiting TurkuaZoo and Istanbul Aquarium.

Tulips, the symbol of Holland, originated in Istanbul and were sent from Istanbul to Netherlands.

There is so much good traditional food in Istanbul, but you simply can’t leave without trying Kuyu Kebabı, Menemen, Adana Kebap, and Mantı. Make sure you indulge in Istanbul’s favourite sweets, Baklava and Künefe.

Istanbul is the only city in the world that straddles two continents: Asia and Europe.

Useful Information about Istanbul

What does Istanbul cost?


Restaurant Prices in Istanbul are 53.67% lower than in Sydney


Groceries prices in Istanbul are 38.97% lower than in Melbourne


Take a taxi from 0.93 AUD per kilometre
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One way ticket in local transport is 1.00 AUD

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