Istanbul Province comprises the magnificent city of Istanbul, the most populated in Turkey, as well as beautiful surrounding towns and villages. It is situated between the Black Sea in the north and the Sea of Marmara in the south, with the busy Bosphorus Strait flowing through İstanbul. The strait is part of the conventional boundary between Europe and Asia, and part of the charm of the metropolis. The city is a significant tourist destination with many attractions namely its architecture at the Historic Areas of Istanbul in the district of Fatih. Must-see landmarks are the exquisite mosques, the typical Turkish bathhouses and the Archaeology Museums.
Visitors usually don’t miss a stroll through the huge covered market Grand Bazaar or the cultural and entertainment sites at the district of Beyoğlu. The live stream webcams will show you excellent images in real time from this distinctive urban area, once Constantinople and ancient Byzantium!
Population: more than 15,5 million people
Other major cities: Çanakça, Şile, Silivri
Main attractions: Leander's Tower/ Maiden's Tower, Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque, the Blue Mosque, Süleymaniye Mosque, Topkapı Palace, Grand Bazaar, Galata Tower, Taksim Square, Basilica Cistern, Archaeology Museums
Major Airports: Istanbul Airport (IST - İstanbul Havalimanı), Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (SAW - İstanbul Sabiha Gökçen Uluslararası Havalimanı)