Istanbul is inspirational. With one foot in Europe and the other in Asia and the Bosphorus flowing in between, few cities have captured the hearts and minds of millions in the same way as Istanbul. The city is a masterful blend of the best of east and west. Byzantine splendor, Ottoman opulence and Roman grandeur go hand in hand.
Istanbul’s critically strategic location as one of the final destinations on the Silk Road, made it so appealing that many who made the epic journey just chose to never leave.
At various points in time, Istanbul has been home to the Greeks, the Persians, Romans, Venetians, the Byzantines and finally the Ottomans – who ruled the roost right up till World War I.
The soaring domes and minarets of the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sophia, the warren of by-lanes in the Grand Bazaar, the cosmopolitan buzz of Taksim, the elegance of Dolmabahce Palace, and the bohemian seaside café culture of Ortaköy, Istanbul exudes an unmistakable charm at every turn. Let Exeter International show you the best of this dynamic city.
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