Istanbul

Overview

Istanbul, originally known as Constantinople, is the most populous city in Turkey and the country's economic, cultural, and historical epicenter. It has a population of about 15 million people, or around 19% of Turkey's total, and it is located on both the European and Asian sides of the Bosporus. In terms of population, Istanbul has more people than any other European city and ranks 15th in the world.

 

In the seventh century BCE, Greek settlers from Megara established the city, naming it Byzantium (Greek: v, Byzantion). As it expanded, the city became a major hub along the Silk Road and a historical powerhouse.After the Turkish War of Independence, Ankara took over as the capital of the newly founded Republic of Turkey in 1923. In 1930, the city's name was officially changed to Istanbul, the Turkish translation of (romanized: eis tn Pólin; "to the city," the informal term used by

Greek speakers since the 11th century).

 

In 2022, eight years after being named a European Capital of Culture, Istanbul received over 14.75 million foreign tourists, making it the world's ninth most visited city.

 

Istanbul is home to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites and the headquarters of several Turkish corporations, which account for more than 30% of the Turkish economy.

Our Tours | View All

Featured
3 Nights

Reviews

Great Experience in Dubai City Tour
“The whole experience was excellent with Forever Tourism. It was my first time in Dubai and i will definitely come back to spend some more time there. I would be happy to recommend this company.”

John Rogers
Great Dubai Visa Services
“The service I received from them was extremely professional and straightforward. They guided me through the entire process, including clearing all of my documents and getting a visa in time. The process was done so quickly with no hassles, delays or inconvenience. I would highly recommend this service to anyone who is planning on visiting Dubai or just wants to visit their family in Dubai.”

Hasan Raza
I like their support and quick processing for Visa
“I like their support and quick processing for Visa. I have been using Forever Tourism from Dubai for 2 years now and I can say that they are a great company. They are always there to help you out if you need.”

Ali Murtaza