Flights to Istanbul Ataturk Airport (IST) will offer visitors the chance to take a trip to some of Istanbul's most popular attractions including the Sultan Ahmed Mosque, Topkapi Palace, the Grand Bazaar, and Chora Church.
Istanbul also stages a number of annual events and festivals, including the International Istanbul Film Festival, which features new releases and retrospectives from Turkey and all over the world. You can also attend the International Istanbul Theater Festival; the country's biggest theater festival, which alternates with International Biennial every year.
Other popular annual events include the Tulip Festival, and the International Istanbul Puppet Festival, which showcases marionette, puppet and shadow theater.
Visitors will be delighted by the booming nightlife, with a number of highly popular establishments to explore, including the Anjelique and the Reina.
A flight to Istanbul Ataturk Airport (IST) will leave visitors situated just outside of Istanbul and just twenty four miles from the city centre. There are a number of ways to get from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to the city center including the Istanbul Metro service line M1A, the airport shuttle service, half-hourly buses and a fast ferry terminal.
Istanbul offers a climate that is humid subtropical, with warms summer months largely free of rain but cold and wet winters.
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