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With a population of over 18.8 millions Istanbul is a Megalopolis and the main financial, shopping and cultural center of Turkey. Spread over 27 of the 39 districts of the province with the same name as one of the largest metropolises in the world. The economic capital of Turkey and the prefecture of the province with the same name. The European side is located in the historical region of Thrace and Asia in Anatolia. Officially called Istanbul on 28 March 1928. Along with Athens and Rome, Constantinople's, that is Istanbul's most venerable ranks among the capitals of Europe. He was placed on UNESCO's World Heritage list since 1985. Similar to the site in medieval Constantinople, now Istanbul is the largest agglomeration as Europe.

Istanbul is the only city in the world which lies on the shores of two continents, Europe and Asia. It is located in the northeastern Marmara Sea. It has a population of approximately 18.8 million inhabitants in metropolitan area (2010), or about 18% of Turkey's apparel, particular from over 73 million inhabitants. One can appreciate that people can actually be higher by at least one million floating population, like all big cities. Although, on 13 October 1923, the city lost in favor of the city as the capital Ankara, was Angora, remained the most important economic center of Turkey.

Istanbul is located in the temperate zone, being a maritime city-Mediterranean climate of transition, the average annual temperature is 14.3 ° C. The hottest month is August, average temperature reached 23.6 ° C. The cooler month is January, the average temperature is around 5.8 ° C. The average annual precipitation is not more than 844 mm.

Dominant religious community in Istanbul is Muslim, Islam or Muslim, which belongs to about 99% of the population. Even in religious terms, since the occupation by the Turks, the great capital had a cosmopolitan character, of course, with different degrees of constraint from the Sublime Porte, with varying degrees of tolerance. Non-Islamic religion of the most important, yet tolerated by the Ottomans at the beginning was the Orthodox Christian, ie the traditional old Constantinople.

Night entertainment is rich in Istanbul. Night clubs offer entertainment during dinner from Turkish songs to belly dance oriental. In addition, there are modern discos (see those on the shore of the Bosphorus), cabarets and jazz clubs in the Taksim-Harbiye district. In Sultanahmet district there are a number of restaurants in restored Byzantine and Ottoman buildings, offering a unique setting for an evening out.

Another attractive district in Istanbul Kumkapi with tavernas, bars and restaurants. People come together for years at Cicek Passage in Beyoglu district to enjoy together, "raki" and seafood specialties. Cicek Passage is also close Nevizade narrow street, the best place in Istanbul where you can enjoy specialties of Turkish and raki, the Turkish alcoholic beverage specific. On the shores of the Bosphorus, Ortaköy is the center of Istanbul's nightlife, with clubs, jazz bars and seafood restaurants and marine. Along the coast are restaurantede first class, overlooking the Bosphorus. Other districts are interesting in Istanbul Haydarpasa, Uskudar, Eyup, Galata, Perapalas, Eminönü.

Being the capital of two empires totally different than 2000 years, there are many historical sites in Istanbul. Diverse history is reflected in the old churches, mosques, palaces, museums and bazaars. Prosperous commercial areas of the Taksim and Nisantasi (the largest malls in the world) zumzaie life and entertainment. Brilliant beauty of the Bosphorus, Princess Islands and parks bring a little peace and quiet in the bustling metropolis of Istanbul.




Istanbul | With a population of over 18.8 millions Istanbul is a Megalopolis and the main financial, shopping and cultural center of Turkey. Spread over 27 of the 39 districts of the province with the same name as one of the largest metropolises in the world

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Top hotels in Istanbul

Hotel Aquarium, Istanbul

Hotel Aquarium

Score 5.9/10 out of 1 reviews

Istanbul, Istanbul Region, Turkey

  • Hotel with wi-fi Internet  
  • No transport provided
Hotel Antik, Istanbul

Hotel Antik

Istanbul, Istanbul Region, Turkey

  • Hotel with wi-fi Internet  
  • Airplane (11/26 - 06/01/2022)
  • No transport provided
Hotel Grand Ons, Istanbul

Hotel Grand Ons  

   Score 6.9/10 out of 3 reviews

Istanbul, Istanbul Region, Turkey

  • Hotel with outdoor pool  
  • No transport provided
Hotel Kent, Istanbul

Hotel Kent

Istanbul, Istanbul Region, Turkey

  • Hotel with wi-fi Internet  
  • No transport provided

  Last booking: 11/24/2021

Megara Palace, Istanbul

Megara Palace

   Score 9.4/10 out of 1 reviews

Istanbul, Istanbul Region, Turkey

  • Hotel with wi-fi Internet  
  • No transport provided
Hotel Carlton, Istanbul

Hotel Carlton

Score 4.1/10 out of 2 reviews

Istanbul, Istanbul Region, Turkey

  • Hotel with wi-fi Internet  
  • No transport provided
Hotel Golden Horn Sirkeci, Istanbul

Hotel Golden Horn Sirkeci

Istanbul, Istanbul Region, Turkey

  • Hotel with wi-fi Internet  
  • No transport provided
Hotel Best Nobel, Istanbul

Hotel Best Nobel

Istanbul, Istanbul Region, Turkey

  • Hotel with wi-fi Internet  
  • No transport provided
Hotel Asmali, Istanbul

Hotel Asmali

   Score 8.6/10 out of 4 reviews

Istanbul, Istanbul Region, Turkey

  • Hotel with wi-fi Internet  
  • No transport provided
Orka Royal Hotel Spa, Istanbul

Orka Royal Hotel Spa

Istanbul, Istanbul Region, Turkey

  • Hotel with outdoor pool  
  • No transport provided
Santa Sophia Hotel, Istanbul

Santa Sophia Hotel

Score 2.4/10 out of 1 reviews

Istanbul, Istanbul Region, Turkey

  • Hotel with wi-fi Internet  
  • No transport provided
Hotel Grand Ant, Istanbul

Hotel Grand Ant  

   Score 9.3/10 out of 4 reviews

Istanbul, Istanbul Region, Turkey

  • Hotel with wi-fi Internet  
  • No transport provided
Hotel Tayhan, Istanbul

Hotel Tayhan

   Score 6.6/10 out of 2 reviews

Istanbul, Istanbul Region, Turkey

  • Hotel with wi-fi Internet  
  • Airplane (11/26 - 06/01/2022)
  • No transport provided

  Last booking: 09/08/2021

Hotel Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus, Istanbul

Hotel Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus

Istanbul, Istanbul Region, Turkey

  • Hotel with indoor pool  
  • Airplane (11/26 - 06/01/2022)
  • No transport provided
Sky Kamer Hotel, Istanbul

Sky Kamer Hotel

   Score 9/10 out of 1 reviews

Istanbul, Istanbul Region, Turkey

    • No transport provided
    Hotel Albatros Premier, Istanbul

    Hotel Albatros Premier

       Score 7/10 out of 3 reviews

    Istanbul, Istanbul Region, Turkey

    • Hotel with parking  
    • No transport provided

      Last booking: 09/21/2021

    The City Hotel, Istanbul

    The City Hotel

    Istanbul, Istanbul Region, Turkey

    • Hotel with parking  
    • No transport provided
    Hotel Novotel Istanbul City West, Istanbul

    Hotel Novotel Istanbul City West  

       Score 9.3/10 out of 3 reviews

    Istanbul, Istanbul Region, Turkey

    • Hotel with wi-fi Internet  
    • No transport provided
    Hotel Nanda, Istanbul

    Hotel Nanda

       Score 9.1/10 out of 1 reviews

    Istanbul, Istanbul Region, Turkey

    • Hotel with wi-fi Internet  
    • No transport provided
    Hotel Sogut Old City, Istanbul

    Hotel Sogut Old City

    Istanbul, Istanbul Region, Turkey

    • Hotel with parking  
    • No transport provided
    Hotel Gedik Pasa Konagi, Istanbul

    Hotel Gedik Pasa Konagi

       Score 9.6/10 out of 2 reviews

    Istanbul, Istanbul Region, Turkey

    • Hotel with wi-fi Internet  
    • No transport provided
     Ibis Istanbul Zeytinburnu , Istanbul

    Ibis Istanbul Zeytinburnu   

       Score 7.6/10 out of 3 reviews

    Istanbul, Istanbul Region, Turkey

    • Hotel with wi-fi Internet  
    • No transport provided
    Hotel Hamidiye, Istanbul

    Hotel Hamidiye

    Istanbul, Istanbul Region, Turkey

    • Hotel with outdoor pool  
    • No transport provided
    Akgun, Istanbul

    Akgun  

       Score 9.7/10 out of 1 reviews

    Istanbul, Istanbul Region, Turkey

    • Hotel with wi-fi Internet  
    • No transport provided
    Titanic Business Golden Horn, Istanbul

    Titanic Business Golden Horn

    Istanbul, Istanbul Region, Turkey

    • Hotel with wi-fi Internet  
    • Airplane (01/01 - 12/31/2021)
    • No transport provided

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    Clients remarks about Istanbul


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    Handrag Vali, group of friends 12/02/2021DIRECT BOOKING traveler




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    Marcu Madalin, group of friends 12/01/2021DIRECT BOOKING traveler

    Superba capitala




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    Habuc Anișoara , couple 10/26/2021DIRECT BOOKING traveler

    Un oraș de poveste, absolut superb!!!!!




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    Stoica Florea Mihaela, couple 10/18/2021DIRECT BOOKING traveler




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    Vasi, group of friends 09/13/2021DIRECT BOOKING traveler




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    Nastase adrian, group of friends 09/04/2021DIRECT BOOKING traveler

    Super




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    Carmen, group of friends 09/03/2021DIRECT BOOKING traveler




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    Iacob Gabriel, group of friends 09/03/2021DIRECT BOOKING traveler




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    Ivanischi M, couple 09/01/2021DIRECT BOOKING traveler

    Istanbulul este minunat periodic revenim...




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    PETRU, couple 08/27/2021DIRECT BOOKING traveler




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    Dragu Catalin, family with children 08/17/2021DIRECT BOOKING traveler




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    Sever, group of friends 08/15/2021DIRECT BOOKING traveler

    Este un oraș aparte! Merita vizitat!




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    GABRIELA, family with children 07/25/2021DIRECT BOOKING traveler




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    Elena, group of friends 07/20/2021DIRECT BOOKING traveler




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    Carmen Neagu, group of friends 07/08/2021DIRECT BOOKING traveler




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    MARIUS, group of friends 06/03/2021DIRECT BOOKING traveler

    FOARTE AGLOMERAT




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    Vizireanu Aurelia, group of friends 03/11/2021DIRECT BOOKING traveler




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    Constantin Zanfir, group of friends 11/18/2020DIRECT BOOKING traveler

    buna




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    Nina , group of friends 10/27/2020DIRECT BOOKING traveler

    Buna




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    Băloi Costel , group of friends 10/20/2020DIRECT BOOKING traveler




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    Osman Fildis, group of friends 10/20/2020DIRECT BOOKING traveler




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    Aurelia, group of friends 10/20/2020DIRECT BOOKING traveler




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    Băloi Costel , group of friends 10/06/2020DIRECT BOOKING traveler

    Cel mai frumos și animat oraș.




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    MAI CONTEAZA NUMELE MEU ? NU CRED..., group of friends 09/01/2020DIRECT BOOKING traveler




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    Brîndușescu , couple 07/18/2020DIRECT BOOKING traveler

    Cel mai frumos oraș europeano-asiatic și cel mai bine administrat, un megapolis in existență!




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    Claudia, family with children 03/11/2020DIRECT BOOKING traveler

    Orasul este super frumos! Revenim cu siguranță curând!




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    Ionita Nadia , group of friends 02/17/2020DIRECT BOOKING traveler

    buna




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    MAZILU DUMITRU, couple 01/08/2020DIRECT BOOKING traveler




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    movila iuliana, group of friends 01/06/2020DIRECT BOOKING traveler

    foarte aglomerat




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    Laura, family with children 12/29/2019DIRECT BOOKING traveler

    F. Aglomerat




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    Nita Angelica, group of friends 12/29/2019DIRECT BOOKING traveler

    Orașul Istanbul este o destinație super pentru vacante in orice perioada din an . Nu prea ai timp de odihna . Sunt foarte multe obiective de vizitat .




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    Alexandra , couple 10/27/2019DIRECT BOOKING traveler

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    Stoica Marian, group of friends 10/14/2019DIRECT BOOKING traveler

    Copleșitoare




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    Vasile Dorinel, group of friends 10/07/2019DIRECT BOOKING traveler




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    Nina , group of friends 09/30/2019DIRECT BOOKING traveler

    Buna




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    Andrei stefania, family with children 09/21/2019DIRECT BOOKING traveler




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    gorneanu verginica, group of friends 09/17/2019DIRECT BOOKING traveler

    sunt impresionata in fiecare an(al 4-lea la numar)




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    Gavroche, group of friends 09/13/2019DIRECT BOOKING traveler




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    Popovici Cristian, family with children 09/11/2019DIRECT BOOKING traveler




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    adrianst., group of friends 09/08/2019DIRECT BOOKING traveler

    Istanbul = o placere




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    Nicolai, family with children 09/08/2019DIRECT BOOKING traveler

    7 stele




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    Cris, group of friends 09/06/2019DIRECT BOOKING traveler




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    Irina, family with children 09/06/2019DIRECT BOOKING traveler




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    Mihart Edward Cristian , group of friends 09/05/2019DIRECT BOOKING traveler

    Cam aglomerat.




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    Nida, family with children 08/30/2019DIRECT BOOKING traveler




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    Ayla, group of friends 08/29/2019DIRECT BOOKING traveler




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    Ciocanete Adrian Cezar, group of friends 08/26/2019DIRECT BOOKING traveler




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    Aionesei Dumitru, couple 08/15/2019DIRECT BOOKING traveler




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    Pavel camelia, couple 08/12/2019DIRECT BOOKING traveler

    Foarte aglomerat




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    Roxana, group of friends 08/05/2019DIRECT BOOKING traveler




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    Doru, couple 07/22/2019DIRECT BOOKING traveler

    Ok




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    Grosanu Aurelian , family with children 07/22/2019DIRECT BOOKING traveler

    super




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    Bogdan Lincu, group of friends 07/18/2019DIRECT BOOKING traveler




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    Matei Cornel, family with children 07/10/2019DIRECT BOOKING traveler

    Superb




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    ROXANA, family with children 07/05/2019DIRECT BOOKING traveler

    Ok




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    Anonim, group of friends 06/22/2019DIRECT BOOKING traveler

    Aglomerat




    10

    Morena, group of friends 05/26/2019DIRECT BOOKING traveler

    Un oras superb , unde nu ai timp sa te plictisesti absolut deloc.




    10

    Radu, couple 05/23/2019DIRECT BOOKING traveler

    Merita vizitat din toate punctele de vedere PS: 5 zile nu sunt de ajuns :))))




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    Aionesei dumitru, group of friends 05/06/2019DIRECT BOOKING traveler




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    Cimpeanu Emilia, couple 05/06/2019DIRECT BOOKING traveler

    Fabulos si extrem de curat




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    Dimcica Tanase, group of friends 05/05/2019DIRECT BOOKING traveler




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    Adriana Feraru, group of friends 05/05/2019DIRECT BOOKING traveler

    Istanbul este un oraș foarte frumos!




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    Neagu Cornelia, group of friends 05/03/2019DIRECT BOOKING traveler

    Ft departe de Istanbul




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    Simionescu Daniel, couple 05/01/2019DIRECT BOOKING traveler




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    Claudia, couple 04/14/2019DIRECT BOOKING traveler




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    Vasile george, couple 04/05/2019DIRECT BOOKING traveler

    Foarte aglomerat




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    Victor, couple 03/29/2019DIRECT BOOKING traveler

    Istanbulul se dezvolta de la o zi la alta. Impresionant




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    Manea Daniel, group of friends 03/18/2019DIRECT BOOKING traveler




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    MAZILU DUMITRU, couple 12/04/2018DIRECT BOOKING traveler




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    Florin Floarea, couple 11/20/2018DIRECT BOOKING traveler




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    Alina, group of friends 11/11/2018DIRECT BOOKING traveler

    Un oras frumos




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    Iulia Neicu Voicu, couple 10/29/2018DIRECT BOOKING traveler

    Istanbul schimbat in bine dar se pastreaza farmecul local




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    Nicolae, group of friends 10/29/2018




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    Olteanu Junona, group of friends 10/23/2018DIRECT BOOKING traveler




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    Alexandru Mirea, couple 10/09/2018DIRECT BOOKING traveler




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    Theo28, couple 09/30/2018DIRECT BOOKING traveler




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    Daniela, group of friends 09/30/2018




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    Magda, group of friends 09/17/2018DIRECT BOOKING traveler

    Superb!




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    Cerguta Alice- Bianca, family with children 09/05/2018DIRECT BOOKING traveler

    Istanbul e foarte aglomerat. Noi am vizitat Moscheea Albastră si Muzeul Hagia Sophia. Moscheea Albastră este foarte frumoasa si impunătoare si Hagi a Sophia este foarte frumoasa. Poti vedea picturile bizantine si cele islamice.




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    marius, group of friends 09/03/2018DIRECT BOOKING traveler




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    Adriana, group of friends 08/22/2018DIRECT BOOKING traveler

    Semiobscur




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    Gabi, group of friends 08/21/2018DIRECT BOOKING traveler

    Excelenta ca si obiective turistice. Preturi mai mici ca in Romania. La hainele cumparate am putut negocia pretul si au acceptat si valuta la un curs chiar mai bun decat la casele de schimb. La mancare insa toti ospatarii cereau efectiv bacsis ba unii chiar au trecut 25% in clar pe nota de plata.




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    Gabriel, group of friends 08/20/2018DIRECT BOOKING traveler

    Foarte aglomerat, gps-ul derutat de atatea schimbari.




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    Dana, group of friends 08/09/2018DIRECT BOOKING traveler

    Am stat doar 2 zile,a 3-a am plecat.. nu a fost suficient! Iti trebuie cel puțin 3 zile întregi pentru a putea cuprinde cele doar câteva dintre cele mai importante edificii din acest minunat oraș. Am ramas fara cuvinte,iar senzația este greu de descris în câteva cuvinte! M I N U N A T!!




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    Claudia, group of friends 08/04/2018DIRECT BOOKING traveler

    frumos




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    Iliescu Marian, group of friends 07/15/2018DIRECT BOOKING traveler




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    Dumitrache Florian , couple 07/14/2018DIRECT BOOKING traveler

    Chiar dacă este un oraș aglomerat este magic si splendid.




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    Vasile , group of friends 07/02/2018DIRECT BOOKING traveler

    Un oraș minunat




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    Stefan, group of friends 06/26/2018DIRECT BOOKING traveler

    Un oras extraordinar, dar foarte agitat.




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    Cristina, group of friends 06/23/2018DIRECT BOOKING traveler




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    Ainur, family with children 05/07/2018DIRECT BOOKING traveler

    Contrast intre nou si vechi.




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    ionut, family with children 05/02/2018DIRECT BOOKING traveler




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    Alina Iuliana, group of friends 04/13/2018DIRECT BOOKING traveler




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    Cristina, family with children 02/20/2018DIRECT BOOKING traveler




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    Olo, group of friends 12/04/2017DIRECT BOOKING traveler




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    MAZILU SIMONA, group of friends 12/04/2017DIRECT BOOKING traveler

    SUPERB




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    IVASCU VIOREL, group of friends 12/04/2017DIRECT BOOKING traveler




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    Florian, group of friends 11/07/2017DIRECT BOOKING traveler

    Superba...Merita vizitat




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    Lucian Nastasa Kovacs, couple 09/29/2017DIRECT BOOKING traveler

    Orasul este de un dinamism uluitor, plin de monumente si de ospitalitate.




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    Elena Dragoi, family with children 09/05/2017DIRECT BOOKING traveler




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    Mirela Craiova , couple 08/01/2017DIRECT BOOKING traveler

    frumos , nu am avut timp de plimbare ajungand tarziu din belek




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    Esdl, group of friends 07/03/2017DIRECT BOOKING traveler




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    Luciana, family with children 06/29/2017DIRECT BOOKING traveler

    Istanbul- oras al contrastelor, oras care place si displace.




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    ADRIANA, group of friends 06/08/2017DIRECT BOOKING traveler




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    Mirela, couple 03/13/2017DIRECT BOOKING traveler

    Orasul este foarte colorat, aglomerat. Predomina contrastele. Saracie-bogatie. Oamenii sunt primitori, insa au darul de a insista si asta deranjeaza. Turcii sunt nationalisti, steagul lor este atarnat peste tot. Cu siguranta aceasta destinatie merita vazuta.




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    Briceag costel, group of friends 07/03/2016DIRECT BOOKING traveler




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    Tabarca Gabriel, lonely traveler 02/08/2016DIRECT BOOKING traveler




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    emin iunar, lonely traveler 02/03/2016DIRECT BOOKING traveler

    a vizita orasul Istanbul este o placere de fiecare data




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    bianca, family with children 05/17/2015DIRECT BOOKING traveler

    orasul e superb,nu ratati "plimbarica" cu vaporasul pe Bosfor.




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    arthur, group of friends 05/06/2015




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    carmen , couple 09/28/2014DIRECT BOOKING traveler

    Istanbulul este un oras IMPRESIONANT




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    Sabin Teasca, couple 08/25/2014DIRECT BOOKING traveler

    Istanbul este un ora? imens cu multe de vazut dar cu un trafic infernal. ?oferi nesim?i?i ?i fara creier. Taximetri?tii ?i mai rau. Unul din douazeci dau prioritate la pietoni chiar daca sunt pe verde la semafor.




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    Micloi Emilia, group of friends 07/30/2014DIRECT BOOKING traveler

    Oras impresionant ca istorie si traditie




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    anca, couple 03/31/2014DIRECT BOOKING traveler




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    AlexandraC, group of friends 02/18/2014DIRECT BOOKING traveler




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    Marian utupanu, group of friends 09/17/2013DIRECT BOOKING traveler




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    Emil LUCA, couple 06/22/2013DIRECT BOOKING traveler

    merita vizitat minim 5 zile.




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