Istanbul’s Prices

Istanbul has a high living cost, compared to other popular destinations in the area and the rest of the cities of Turkey. No long ago Istanbul used to be cheaper than the European standard, but in recent years, including the rise of inflation and the incorporation of KDV -18 percent tax on each … Read more

Istanbul: General Information

The city of Istanbul, 5712 square kilometers, is the largest city in Turkey and one of the largest in Europe. Capital of two empires, is also one of the four cities in the world and certainly the most spectacular, that stands over two continents: Europe and Asia, limited by the Bosphorus Strait, the only maritime route … Read more

Why travel to Istanbul?

  If you are planning a trip to Istanbul, surely hundreds of questions arise, beyond the basic issues of food, accommodation and entertainment: who are the Istanbulites? What’s its story? How I manage myself in the city? In what currency to pay? Where do you change it? In what language I … Read more

Trams in Istanbul

The tram use to be for visitors the most convenient and economical way to tour through the historic center of Istanbul: is fast, cheap and has stops in the main attractions of the old city. The Istanbul tram network has five lines, two of them known as “nostalgic line” in tourism. Lines T1 (Zeytinburnu-Kabataş): The T1 line is the most important, … Read more

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