Istanbul is the heart of Turkey, the most important cultural, industrial and commercial center of the country. This is the only city on the planet located simultaneously on 2 continents – in Europe and Asia. Washed by the waters of the Bosphorus and the Sea of Marmara, Istanbul is a major port. The Bosphorus connects the Black and Mediterranean Seas, a large number of ships pass through it, so there is always heavy traffic in the harbor.
The picturesque Golden Horn Bay divides the European half of Istanbul into 2 parts: Eminenyu (Old City) and Beyoglu (New City).
On the peninsula in the southern part of the bay lies the Old Town. Ancient architecture was preserved there, creating the illusion of presence in past centuries.
The new city was built north of the entrance to the bay. It includes the harbor area of Karakoy, as well as the Continue reading