Facts and Data
Unesco World heritage since: 1985
Size of heritage: 678 ha
With its strategic location on the Bosphorus peninsula between the Balkans and Anatolia, the Black Sea and the Mediterranean, Istanbul has been associated with major political, religious and artistic events for more than 2,000 years. Its masterpieces include the ancient Hippodrome of Constantine, the 6th-century Hagia Sophia and the 16th-century Süleymaniye Mosque, all now under threat from population pressure, industrial pollution and uncontrolled urbanization.
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Hotels and places to stay
Four Seasons at Sultanahmet
Ottoman Hotel Imperial
Med Cezir Hotel
Berk Guesthouse - 'Grandma's House'
Sky Blue Hotel
YESIL EV HOTEL
SEVEN HILLS HOTEL
Uyan Hotel Special Category
Megara Palace Hotel
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Large airport - 9 mi (15 km) Sabiha Gökçen International Airport
Large airport - 19 mi (31 km) Bursa Airport
Small airport - 54 mi (87 km) Tekirdağ Çorlu Airport
Medium airport - 56 mi (91 km) Bursa Yenişehir Airport
Medium airport - 60 mi (98 km) Cengiz Topel Airport
Medium airport - 61 mi (98 km) Bandırma Airport
Medium airport - 71 mi (115 km) Balıkesir Merkez Airport
Medium airport - 111 mi (179 km) Burgas Airport
Large airport - 132 mi (212 km) Varna Airport
Large airport - 165 mi (265 km) Adnan Menderes International Airport
Large airport - 211 mi (340 km)
Bigger and popular cities in the wider vicinity are these:
- Mahmut Sevket Pasa
These are some smaller cities that might be interesting. They are all rather close.