World renown as one of the great historic cities, Istanbul is the main city and seaport of Turkey as well as its business, trade, and economic center; the only city in the world that encloses both Asia and Europe blending the ancient and the modern. Make one of the Istanbul hotels recommended by Tempo Holidays your base to explore this always charming city .
The ‘Church of the Holy Wisdom’, better known as Haghia Sophia is the most important Byzantine monument of Istanbul and a perfect place to start your trip of the city. Explore the amazing Topkapi Palace, walk through its kitchens, courtyards and traditional chambers and admire its magnificent tiles. No holiday in Istanbul is complete without a visit to the Bosphorous, a channel between the European and the Asian side of Istanbul. Take a river cruise and enjoy the sunset! Relax in your Istanbul hotel accommodation; or take a bath in a traditional hamam or bathhouse after an eventful day.
Traditional Hotels in Istanbul
The Sultan Ahmed Mosque or The Blue Mosque – the last example of Ottoman classical architecture – is one of the most notable and a must see icon of Istanbul. Don’t forget to visit the ancient "Hippodrome" of Constantine located a stone’s throw distance from the Blue Mosque, one of the most famous areas in the Byzantine times. Other famous monuments located in the Old part of Istanbul are The Wall of Theodosius, Suleymaniye Mosque, Galata Tower, Underground Cistern, St.Eirene, the Archeological Museum and many more. The New city of Istanbul is modern with gorgeous, shining skyscrapers and lavish shopping centers. Hotels in Istanbul suggested by Tempo Holidays are centrally located and meet all the budgets and requirements, ranging from great luxury to cheap B&B’s.
Shopping lovers will find the Grand Bazaar and the Spice Market an ideal place to visit. Filled with an endless variety of Turkish culture, Istanbul's main tourist attractions mingle the best of history with its local life. To explore the city to its fullest, book your Istanbul hotel in advance on our Tempo website, and ensure an relaxed stay while on Istanbul Tour.