World's Top Tourist Spot - Istanbul

We all know that Turkey is making room for itself when it comes to the world’s top touristic countries. Nevertheless, it is important to point out that Istanbul, the Turkish capital, is attracting more and more tourists year after year. Since Istanbul is one of the most important touristic spots in the entire world, there you will have access to hundreds of hotels and services that specialize on tourism. There, when it comes to hotels and touristic services, you will have plenty of options to choose from, a lot of places to visit and a whole culture and society to get to know.

Remember - Turkey has had a long and rich history, like the Ottoman Empire, and so it would be extremely worthwhile to visit.

The Transportation

With so many places to visit in Istanbul, the transportation system is something essential for tourists, naturally, when we search for a transport we are looking for the one that represents the most appealing quality/cost ratio, isn’t it? We want quality at an affordable price. In Istanbul you have plenty of means of transportation: cabs; collective taxis; metro; buses; the tramway; train and so on. However, there is one thing we can’t forget, Istanbul has a population of about 14 million people, and there are also a lot of tourists, which means that beautiful city will have more than 14 million people heading somewhere, and this means traffic, a lot of traffic.

From all the transportation means, the taxi is the most comfortable one, but it is also the most expensive. Furthermore, there are some means of transportation like the metro that will take a lot of time to get to your destination, due to the traffic and the complexity of the metro line, thus making the car rental the best option for you. When you rent a car, you drive it, you choose who will enter your car, you have complete freedom to decide where to go first, there are no high costs since the car rental services is quite cheap, you choose the car you want to rent, you choose to where and when do you want to start driving. The only costs you will have will be the gas and the daily fee for renting the car. With this option, you have a lot of benefits; you can also save money and time.

The Climate

Istanbul possesses a continental climate; the best season for you to visit this amazing city is during the summer when the temperatures are more pleasant (averaging 26ºC – 27ºC). During the summer, the temperatures are agreeable, during the winter the temperatures are cold.

It rains a lot in Istanbul, the annual levels of precipitation are even higher than the levels you can see in cities known for its rainy climate, like London or Brussels - so it might be useful to bring an umbrella!. 

A Few Things You Can Do

  • You can sign up for guided tours; the professional guide will organize the trip throughout Istanbul and provide you a specialized insight of the whole city, the places to visit and the Turkish culture.
  • If you are visiting Istanbul, there is one thing you can’t miss – the famous Turkish bath. The place where you can try out a Turkish bath is called “hamam”, there are plenty of hamams all over Istanbul it won’t be difficult to find one.
  • Istanbul receives millions and millions of tourists each year, the locals are obviously used to tourists from all over the world, that’s why they are quite friendly and interacting with them will be an outstanding opportunity to get to know their culture and way of life.
By now, you should be eager to visit Istanbul, do not forget that you will need to get to one place to another and that’s why it is important to have the right mean of transportation.

This guest post has been written by Aronno, a passionate writer and a travel lover. Istanbul has so many beautiful places to visit and a lot of funny and interesting activities to do, activities that you can’t miss, make sure you explore Istanbul in the comfort of one of the many cars that can be rented at Mr Car Rental. Check it out with all the comfort and commodity at www.mrcarrental.com.

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