Private Healthcare has blossomed in Turkey in the last decade. There are close to a 150 private hospitals in Istanbul, close to 30 of which are JCI accredited. Most of the hosptials use state-of-the-art equipment, follow the latest medical technology and have professional, multi-lingual staff proficient in English and other main languages.
While we invite you to Istanbul to get treatment, Istanbul is also a breathtaking city with so many to offer. We have prepared a small list for you, but these are only a small part of what the city has to offer.
Once the biggest cathedral in the world for hundreds of years, the Hagia Sophia is considered the magnum opus of Byzantine architecture. It is a number one must see that attracts millions of tourists and locals each year.
Istanbul Archeology Museum
Istanbul Archeology Museum is a massive and fascinating place, home to more than one million objects of antiquity.
The Topkapi Palace served as home of the Ottoman Sultans from 1465 to 1856 and is one of Istanbul's most popular attractions. It features brilliant architecture, manicured courtyards and impressive exhibits.
The Sultan Ahmed Mosque, also called Blue Mosque refering to its interior blue tiles, is still popularly used as a mosque. the interior of the mosque is lined with more than 20,000 handmade ceramic tiles, made at Iznik (the ancient Nicaea) in more than fifty different tulip designs.
Istanbul is unique among the world’s cities in straddling two continents. The historic Bosporus Strait, which connects the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea , separates its more-touristed European side from its Asian side, where the vast majority of its residents live. An inlet of the Bosporus know as the Golden Horn further separates the two halves of the European side—the Old City, which contains most of the city’s historical sites, and the bustling New City, home to the bulk of Istanbul’s business and cultural life.
If you think that the Turkish cuisine consists of kebabs, you are utterly wrong. Turkish food is amazing and very diverse. Turkey is the crossroad of many cultures which is also reflected in the cuisine. Each region and culture has its own speciality, and cooking style which you can all find in Istanbul. Turkey’s landscape is quite rich and literally thousands of kinds of fruit, vegetable and spice can be found. Meat or fish, delicious food is abundant. From street vendors to luxury restaurants you can find something delicious to eat for every budget.
Taksim is a vibrant, modern neighborhood located in the European part of Istanbul. Scores of restaurants and bars are the main draw to travelers. You should not pass on the exciting night life in this part of the city.
The Galata Tower
The current stone structure is a defining feature of the Istanbul skyline and gives 360° degree views of the city from its viewing deck that circles the top of the tower.
is the largest of several hundred ancient cisterns that lie beneath the city of Istanbul. The cistern, located 500 feet (150 m) southwest of the Hagia Sophia on the historical peninsula of Sarayburnu, was built in the 6th century during the reign of Byzantine Emperor Justinian.There are 336 columns in the cistern. Most of the column capitals are either in Corinthian or Doric Style. Walk to the back of the Cistern, and you will find one upside down Medusa head supporting one of the columns. Why it is upside down has been a question of much discussion, but the best guess is that the people who placed the stone believed that if the head was upside down, it would ward off evil spirits.