Istanbul

Istanbul

Istanbul is the only metropolitan city in the world that is located in two continents. One part of it is in Europe, while the other one is in Asia, with the two being divided by the Bosporus, which is also known as the Istanbul Strait. It has a minimum width of 700 meters and a maximum one of 3700 and it is the narrowest strait in the world that is used by large marine ships. Now there are two bridges that span the Bosporus - so getting around in Istanbul is much easier than it used to be.

The Bosporus makes Istanbul are true sea city, because isn't it amazing to have a metropolis the sea goes through?

Istanbul is blessed with a natural harbour (the Golden Horn), and the city's unusual geographic position has been crucial in its historic development. Besides the sea, history in fact is the other key element that first comes to mind when one thinks about Istanbul. It is true, it has been Turkish and mostly Islamic since 1453 (the year of the Ottomans' conquest of Constantinople, as the city was then called), but before this it had a completely different life: Constantinople was the capital of the Christian empire of Byzantine for many centuries before it came under Turkish rule. That's what makes Istanbul so fascinating not only for historians.
There is the Byzantine, Christian core of the city, still represented by a magnitude of monuments like the Hagia Sophia or the city walls, and on this there is the the Islamic-element layer. These two styles form the historic city, and there is constant tension between them, and not always is it harmonious, but certainly, it never stops to amaze. Take the Hagia Sophia for example: Constructed as a gigantic church in the sixth century, it was transformed into a mosque right after the Ottoman conquest, which makes it a unique mixture of styles and religious influences. In Istanbul, you can find many examples of that kind.

Today, Istanbul is Europe's third-biggest city, with a population of over 11 million. It is a thriving metropolis, where you can find whatever you are looking for, no matter if you are focused on history, culture, or business. Istanbul is Turkey's economic capital, and with a flexible and market-friendly business environment and a very young and energetic population, it certainly seems fit for the future.



Real estate listings - properties for rent and sale in:

Istanbul, Turkey

Property type: apartment

Added on: 2012/03/13

Duplex flat with marvelous sea view for rent - Istanbul, Turkey

Duplex flat,3 bedrooms + 2 saloons + 2 bathrooms +kitchen and a big terrace ,with elevator , on main street, central heating. [ read more » ]

Category: residential
 
Type: apartment (for rent)
Price: € 5 500
Size: 200 m²
Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Property type: villa

Added on: 2010/06/04

Magnificant Mansion for rent in Buyukada island - Istanbul, Turkey

Great mansion with fully panoramic seascope with its matchless islands views and Istanbul. The mansion with its plenty of oxygen, clean air and easy access, offers you all the comforts. [ read more » ]

Category: residential
 
Type: villa (for rent)
Price: € 999
Size:
Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Property type: apartment

Added on: 2010/04/24

Fully furnished flats for rent - Istanbul, Turkey

Fully furnished flats in Istanbul. Long/short term available. [ read more » ]

Category: holiday accommodation  
Type: apartment (for rent)
Price: € 100
Size: 120 m²
Location: Istanbul, Turkey

1 bed apartments £41,800- £51,000 2 bed apartments/penthouses £61,750 - £122,925 The Residence is situated on the European side of Istanbul and is a luxury accommodation block of 229 one and two bed apartments which are perfect for the up and coming demographic of the middle class buyer in Turkey, who now have the option of raising finance which had been impossible before. As an investor you can take advantage of the wonderful rental guarantee knowing you should have a live re-sale market in the future. With full facilities on site and easy access to the coast, airport and city it is the perfect location. The residence comes with a 5 yr 7% net rental guarantee which gives you full security. The rental guarantee is bank supported and means that you can pay your finance repayments (IF required) out of your rental guarantee which in turn means after your 40% has been paid you have nothing further to pay until 2015 (if you decide not to sell).  [ read more » ]

Category: residential
 
Type: apartment (for sale)
Price: € 41 800
Size: 42.00 m²
Location: Istanbul, Turkey

PRICES FROM 30 122 GBP 1BED TO 75 808 GBP 3 BED This exciting development is located on the European side of Istanbul in an up and coming area comprising of business districts, residential zones, universities with excellent transport links! The development is only 20 minutes away by car from the Ataturk International Airport and 150 metres away from the nearest metro station and Metrobus stop. The location is exceptional and provides owners with easy access to business, transport and recreational facilities. Istanbul city centre is just 19 miles away, accessed by the main E-5 highway and Buyukcekmece beach about 3 miles away! 12 block development containing 363 apartments, 72 residences already sold! 1 + 1, 2 + 1 and 3 + 1 apartments 30122 Covered car parking facility for each apartment included in price! Features: Location : ISTANBUL-Beylikdüzü Status : Off-plan 1, 2 and 3 bed apartments 50 m2 to 128 m2 Olympic size pool, tennis court, Children s playground, 24 h security Covered car parking included 20 min from Istanbul International airport Completion October 2011 [ read more » ]

Category: residential
 
Type: apartment (for sale)
Price: € 30 122
Size: 50.00 m²
Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Property type: apartment

Added on: 2010/01/15

Golden Street - apartment with sea view for rent - Istanbul, Turkey

80m2 apartment: 2BR +1 living room, 1 Bathroom, 1 kitchen.
Sea view from the living room and from the terrace. [ read more » ]

Category: holiday accommodation
 
Type: apartment (for rent)
Price: € 140
Size: 80 m²
Location: Istanbul, Turkey

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