Istanbul, a 3000 years old city, has been the capital of three empires. Its unique natural beauty, rich history, civilization and culture make it attractive. It is the only city where you can travel from one continent to another using man made bridges. Bosphorus and Fatih Bridges connect Europe and Asia.
There is a subtropical Mediterranean kind of climate in the city. The "velvet" season lasts from September through December. Winters are mild. It's very rare to see the snow, but, if it happens it doesn't stay for too long.
In Istanbul the power supply is 220 Volts. AC plugs are standart continental European type.
Currency and Exchange
The currency unit is Turkish Lira. Foreign currencies can be exchanged in all banks, at the airport and at the front cashier of your hotel. Internationally recognized credit cards are widely accepted at shops.
Please contact Turkish Embassy to know whether your country is subject to any visa regulation.
For transportation from Istanbul Atatürk Airport, light railway, taxis or car rental can be used. The color of taxis are yellow and they have taximeters.
The time in Turkey will be GMT plus 2 hours.