LETS MEET WHERE THE TWO CONTINENTS MEET
There, God and human, nature and art are together,
they have created such a perfect place that it is
valuable to see." Lamartine's famous poetic lines
reveal his love for Istanbul, describing the embracing
of two continents, with one arm reaching out to Asia
and the other to Europe.
Istanbul’s beauty lies in its ability to embrace
its contradictions. Ancient and modern, religious
and secular, Asian and European, mystical and earthly
all co-exist here.
Modern touristic establishments and conference
Mother of All Cities :
With it's history dating back to 658 B.C.,
Istanbul has been in uninterrupted existance forming
the cross-roads of creative exchange between Europe
and Asia. This spectacular city with it's diverse
identities has given rise to many legends and inspired
countless works of art.
Two Empires – two capitals :
Istanbul has been the capital of the Byzantine and
Ottoman Empires, leaving behind a multicultural sediment
of civilisations and faiths in the forms of aquaducts,
cisterns, palaces, churches, sinagogs, mosques and
above all, cultural tolerance and harmony.
Istanbul today is the focal point of industry,
commerce and cultural life in Turkey. It has many
internationally acclaimed hotels, conference centers
and offers state-of-the-art meeting facilities. The
city is connected to the world by two international
airports, international harbours, railways and Trans-European-Motorway.
Shopping and entertainment :
Being one of the cheapest cities of Europe,
it is a shopping paradise. Ranging from oriental tastes
of Grand Bazaar to outstanding shopping malls, Istanbul
offers a wide variety of choices.
Bosphorus is not merely a strait dividing two continents
but also a crown that adds a Mediterranean flavour
to this breathtaking city by it's seaside cafes and
fish restaurants. Istanbul also offers a vibrant night-life
with its outstanding night-clubs and bars.
April in Istanbul :
April is the best season of Istanbul with a warm climate
approximately 25 ‘Celcius degrees during the
day. April is also the beginning of the cultural events
of Istanbul such as Istanbul International Film Festival.
Being here would be a delightful opportunity for cinema