The economic, cultural, and historic centre of Turkey, Istanbul is a fascinating city where the East meets the West. After it was named a 'European Capital of Culture' in 2010 by the European Union, it became one of the popular tourist destinations globally. Since then, millions of tourists have visited this city from different corners of the globe. Besides all the historical attractions of this city, what you would truly appreciate is the good humour and hospitality of its locals.
When to visit Istanbul
From the month of September to November, Istanbul experiences a pleasant weather with comfortable daytime temperatures. You would enjoy the mildest part of summer and winter in these three months. The cheap flights to Istanbul offered by leading airlines for this period and the reduced room rates of hotels around this time of the year would give you greater savings for your trip.
Reaching Istanbul from London
Currently, Istanbul is served by two international airports, the Istanbul Ataturk and Sabiha Gokcen International. You can get to this city from London using any of the direct flights operated by Turkish Airlines, British Airways, and Pegasus Airlines. Alternatively, you can also choose connecting flights offered by Lufthansa and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines.
Hotels in Istanbul
Hyatt Regency, a family-friendly hotel in Istanbul, is located near the airport within 5 kilometres from Atakoy Marina. It has 284 rooms provided with latest facilities like free Wi-Fi, wired internet, 24-hour room service, and flat-screen televisions. You can also choose to stay at Ramada Encore, which offers minibars and LED televisions in its rooms, and has two restaurants, coffee shop, and sauna.
Popular attractions in Istanbul
Aya Sofya, a museum that was originally constructed as a church in the 6th century, is one of the major attractions in this city. The Blue Mosque, built in the early seventeenth century, is another architectural marvel worth visiting. Lowest2 offers flights to Istanbul at lower fares, which not only help you in getting to this city but also give you greater savings.
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