Istanbul is where the West meets the exotic East in a riotous collision of cultures. Over the centuries, the city’s strategic location has attracted marauding Greek, Roman and Venetian armies before the Ottomans finally succeeded in storming Istanbul. This intersection of cultures gives rise to many of Istanbul’s points of interest.
The final leg on the legendary Silk Road, which connected a distant Asia with Europe , Istanbul soon emerged as a major trading hub. The cosmopolitan nature of its merchant visitors imbued the city with a delicious cultural diversity that survives to this day.
The Best Places To Visit In Istanbul
There are so many things to do in Istanbul that the hardest part is choosing what to see next....