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Sydney to Istanbul Travel Course Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • How many airports are there in Istanbul?

    Istanbul is served by 2 airports. These are Istanbul Ataturk, Istanbul Sabiha.

  • What is a popular airline with flights from Sydney to Istanbul?

    One of the most popular airlines flying this route is Turkish Airlines.

  • When is the best time to visit?

    Istanbul is a year-round destination, though most visitors arrive May–Sep, when the weather is warm to hot and humid. Winters (Nov–Feb) are cold and wet, and often snowy.

Exploring Istanbul

Istanbul has been a focal point for travelers from east and west for years. As the former center of many empires and formerly known as Constantinople, Istanbul has long since been a prosperous part of the Mediterranean and a key checkpoint for trade. The subsequent fusion of east and west has given a modern-day Istanbul with huge variety; from the hustle and bustle of Galata and sightseeing dreams of Sultanahmet to the green and rural haven of Princes’ Islands, Istanbul will not disappoint.


Accommodations in Istanbul

There is a range of options for all travelers. The most popular hotel in Istanbul is the Hammamhane, which has been booked 5 times from our Hotels.com verified guests. Our guests also highly recommended Troya Hotel Balat - Special Class in Istanbul as it has been reserved 5 times.


Sightseeing in Istanbul

- Sultanahmet Square


Historically, Saultanahmet Square is the center of Istanbul and has the most historical attractions of any part of the city. The Hagia Sophia is one such attraction; a huge mosque whose structure dates back to the sixth century and was converted into a museum in 1935. A great dome 30 meters in diameter caps the ash-white building and overlooks the Sea of Marmara. Sultanahmet Mosque – or the Blue Mosque – is perhaps the most famous attraction here. With a pattern of domes between three lofty pillars on either side, this building is a feat of engineering and is immediately recognizable.


- Hagia Sophia


One of the most recognizable landmarks of Istanbul, the Hagia Sophia was built as a Byzantine church, converted into an Ottoman-era mosque and now a secular space. There are so many artworks and masterpieces to admire, make sure to check out the golden mosaics with biblical scenes that adorn its domes.


Transportation in Istanbul

Istabul has a great public transportation system consting of buses, minibuses, sea buses, ferries, metros, trams, trains and taxis that are cheap and plentiful. Depending on your destination, make sure to consult or research what is the best way of arriving there.


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