Istanbul | Private Jet Charter | Destinations
Holidays are great opportunities to relax and do something you enjoy. For most people, it involves travelling abroad. It makes a lot of sense to try and find a great destination to leave all your worries at home and clear your mind. However, it can be hard to decide where to go. Fortunately, at Private Jet Charter, we have already compiled a whole list to introduce you to the best destinations in the world. This one is: Istanbul!
Where is Istanbul?
Istanbul is one of the biggest cities in the world. It is located in Turkey, on the Bosphorus Strait, just in between the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara. The city used to be called Constantinople and was the capital for 4 different empires. As you can expect, it’s in a history rich area. Sometimes, it’s easier to find a city with a map so here is one:
Istanbul Atatürk Airport is conveniently placed in an area easily accessible by road, on the outskirt of the city and will guarantee you to get a wonderful view of the Sea of Marmara when you land.
What to do in Istanbul, Turkey?
One of the most interesting things to do in Istanbul is to visit the Grand Bazaar. As it might sound like a place where you wouldn’t be sure what to shop for it’s mainly a wonderful place to experience Turkish culture. You can also experience the Turkish bath, a must do if you never went to a Turkish bath before and enjoy relaxation. Some of them are as old as 1500 years. You can also experience Turkish culture further with a visit to the Topkapi Palace and its huge Harem where the Sultan’s wives and concubines used to live.
On your way off of TopKapi Palace you may want to stop at the Istanbul Archaeological Museum. You will learn a lot about the history of the only city in the world located on two continents at the same time. Last but not least, the Hagia Sophia is an exceptional example of Turkish architecture and the museum is one of the most interesting places to visit in Istanbul.
Discover Istanbul, Turkey. This video highlights places to go and historical hot spots:
Where to stay in Istanbul, Turkey?
With a great view of the Bosphorus and historic architecture (it used to be an Ottoman palace) the Four Seasons hotel will provide you with amazing accommodations. It’s a great location to rest after visiting the city as you can relax at the spa or in one of the swimming pool (indoor or outdoor). There is also a turkish bath and a Fitness centre. Rooms are fitted with LED TV, minibar, air conditioning and iPod docking station. Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel. Dinner options include salads, kebabs and fish at the pool grill or the Aqua Restaurant facing the Bosphorus, with Mediterranean, Italian and Turkish cuisine. The hotel is conveniently located close to the centre of the city and the personnel can assist you in 5 different languages.
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