Istanbul tour packages & holidays
Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey and one of the most interesting places to check out. Istanbul was at one point the center of the world, both when Rome fell and when the Ottoman Empire was in power. Controlling the area between Asia and Europe has placed it at the center of many wars as well as a place where peace was brokered for countries and religions, making it a place of interest to strategists and historians, as it is a living link to the past. With all of the historical landmarks in the area, it is easy to attract almost any and every one to Istanbul.
Istanbul is the center of a number of different activities. By day it is close to a number of local sites that are best explored on foot, making it an ideal place for hikers looking to explore the past. It also offers some of the most exciting outside markets, where some of the most interesting antiquities can be found, a given considering its geographical location. For those looking for to relax, it has some of the best baths anywhere. The variety of foods and music at night make it into one of the best places to holiday or just discuss philosophy.
The best time to visit depends on what you are visiting it for. The summer is crowded, but it is also the season of celebration and when families and students are much more likely to invade Turkey on holiday. In the winter it is much more low-key, allowing for more in-depth exploration of Istanbul and its surrounding areas. It is always easy to find a tour package that goes to where you are looking for regardless of the time of year. Istanbul, Turkey, is one of those places that should be explored by almost everyone at some point, and it is just a matter of finding the time to do so.