Why Should You Visit Istanbul? This question actually has a really easy answer. When it comes to Istanbul, there is really no need to look for reasons to visit this magnificent land of culture, history, and entertainment; yet if you need further convincing why this Metropol should be at the top of your travel bucket list, we hope that this guide will get the point across.
1. Bosphorus and Mosques
Located on two continents of Asia and Europe and by the shores of the Bosphorus Istanbul is a true geographic wonder. It is common for Istanbulites to change continents a few times a day, especially if they work and live on different continent. Thus, there are plenty of options when it comes to public transport between the two continents; buses, taxis, ferries or the metrobus which is a special bus that has its own track like metro. You can also use private transfer services from/to the Sabiha Gokcen Airport Private Transfer or Istanbul Airport Private Transfer. Hopping between the two continents has never been easier. Add to that the beauty of the Bosphorus, and you are in for a treat!
2. Istanbul Nightlife
Istanbul city never sleeps. Clubs, bars, pubs and discotheques, the city literally overflows with nightlife venues that suit all ranges of budgets. Located in Nişantaşı, Kozmonot Pub is a great option for cocktail lovers. For a cozy atmosphere, however, head down to By Bahce located in Taksim, right next to the Sishane metro station. In the mood for exploring the nightlife scene at the Asian side of the Istanbul. There is a whole street called Barlar Sokagı, literally meaning the street of bars. You will find here many live performance bars, as well as clubs that you can dance the night away.
3. Turkish Hospitality and Safety
If there is one thing you will remark right away about the Turkish culture, it is the importance people give to hospitality. Random people may smile and wave at you in the streets, offer you free tea at stores even if you have no intention of purchasing. Don’t be scared and expect that it will all turn out sweet. Locals genuinely want to help make your stay as seamless as possible, because the hospitality is what Turks value the most. You will be safe and sound in the hands of Turkish hospitality.
4. Reasonable Prices
With the change of the Turkish Lira, there is never a better time than now to visit Istanbul and enjoy the city for a fraction of the cost. Pack up now and head to the nearest airport for a flight, destination Istanbul. Yes, right now!