Cheap Flights to Istanbul
As the largest city in Turkey, Istanbul spreads over two continents, Asia and Europe, which are separated by one of the busiest waterways in the world, the Bosphorus. As well, Istanbul is home to some of the most popular must-see tourist attractions including Sultan Ahmed Mosque, also known as the Blue Mosque. Book cheap flights to Istanbul now with flynas.
There are a number of must-see attractions in Istanbul including the Blue Mosque, Basilica Cistern, Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, the Grand Bazaar and Taksim Square. At most of the attractions you can sign up for guided tours if you wish to be educated about the historical importance of the site.
Istanbul is known for its mix of souks, shopping streets and malls. From the Grand Bazaar, which is packed full of local trinkets, traditional food and clothing to Kanyon Shopping Mall and Istinye Park Shopping Mall, which have some of the world’s most luxurious fashion brands, you’ll be sure to find a shopping spot to suit your tastes. There’s also the annual Istanbul Shopping Festival, which is held in March and runs for 40 days with discounts on shops across the city.
Eating Out in Istanbul
Istanbul has an extremely vibrant dining-out scene. From street stalls where you can pick up a pretzel or fresh corn on the cob to the local eateries, there is a melting pot of cuisine to try. Also don’t forget to try some of the local cuisine, which includes kofte (a meat dish), doner kebabs, dolma (stuffed vegetables) and meze. For those with a sweet tooth, the Turkish delight and baklava is a must try along with Turkish coffee.
Transport To and From the Istanbul Airport
flynas arrives into Sabiha Gokcen International Airport, which is located on the Asian side of the bi-continental country and one hour from the city centre, Taksim. Once you’re on the ground the best modes of transport are taxis, ferries, buses and cars for hire.
Metred taxis are readily available 24 hours a day however make sure you insist on using the meter otherwise you may pay more than you need to.
Buses are also located outside the terminal. The airport bus leaves every 25 minutes during peak times. However if you’re heading to the city on a public bus you’ll need to transfer from the bus to the ferry and then to tram.
If you’re visiting Istanbul it’s better to stay in the heart of the city as this is where all of the attractions are, rather than near the airport.
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Weather in Istanbul
The city is said to have weather, which associates with both a Mediterranean climate and a humid subtropical climate, so expect warm summers of 29 degrees and cool winters at 5 degrees.
Events in Istanbul
Istanbul has a vast amount of events on throughout the year however some of the more popular include the Istanbul Shopping Festival (March to April), YAP Istanbul Modern (June to October), Bosphorus Cross-Continental Swim (July), Rock ‘n Coke (September), ArtInternational Istanbul (September), Akbank Jazz Festival (September to October), Istanbul Biennale (September to October), Istanbul International Architecture and Urban Films Festival (October), NBA Global Games (October), WTA Tennis Championships (October), Istanbul Tanpinar Literature Festival (November), Istanbul Book Fair (November), Contemporary Istanbul (November) and Istanbul Design Week (November to December).
Istanbul Flight Schedules
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