No city has eaten the fruits of the garden of art so richly as the city of Istanbul, birthplace and school of famous men, the nursery of many nations.
Turkey: a crossroads of civilizations and the point where Europe and Asia meet. The city of Istanbul has been influenced by some of the world's greatest civilizations - the Greeks, the Persians (albeit, briefly), the Byzantines, and the Ottomans. Today, its rich history melds with its current status - a modern city full of culture. It's a great addition to any grand tour of Europe.