Istanbul is the heart of Turkey. It had been the world's capital for many centuries in the past. The city possesses
some of the greatest works of Ottoman and Byzantine architecture: Topkapi Palace,
St. Sophia and Chora Churches, Sultanahmet and Suleymaniye Mosques. The city is also the arrival port
for most of the travelers visiting Turkey. Marmara region has other important cities as Edirne and Bursa which
served as capitals of the Ottoman Empire before the conquest of Istanbul, as well as Gelibolu scene to the one
of the most important battles of this century.
Istanbul and Marmara Region Guide
Vacation Suggestions and Travel Planning:
There are many tour packages which include major sights of Istanbul and the Marmara region from to 2 to 5days.
There are also tours which include this region
as part of a 7-14 days tour in Turkey. Please see our tour page for all tours in this region and around Turkey.
You may select and reserve hotels with special TWARP rates on our
Turkey hotel and
Istanbul hotel pages. If you like, you can also
reserve daily Istanbul tours or cities nearby, which last about 4-9 hours depending on tours.