CM City: Istanbul

Istanbul

Vital Facts and numbers
Country: Turkey
Currency: Lira
Dialling code: +90
Emergency Number: 112

Where To Stay

Raffles Istanbul
… for a hotel fixated on the arts right in the heart of the city

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Address: Zorlu Center, Koru Sokağı, 34340 Beşiktaş/İstanbul, Turkey
Telephone: +90 212 924 0200
Website: http://www.raffles.com/istanbul/

The House Hotel Galatasaray
… for a chance to live in a remastered mansion capturing Ottoman architecture and Rococo flamboyance built in 1850

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Address: Bostanbaşı Cd. No:19, 34425, Turkey
Telephone: +90 212 244 3400
Website: http://www.thehousehotel.com/the-house-hotel-galatasaray.1.aspx

Wyndham Grand Istanbul Kalamis Marina
… for a waterfront location in the Asian part of the city, and luxury so great you’ll want to shout it from the rooftop terrace

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Address: No, Fener Kalamış Cd. No:38, 34726 TR, Turkey
Telephone: +90 216 400 0000
Website: http://www.wyndham.com/hotels/turkey/istanbul/wyndham-grand-istanbul-kalamis-marina/hotel-overview

Where To Eat

Karaköy Lokantasi
… for a chance to eat like a local and enjoy some of the best traditional Lokantas Istanbul has to offer

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Address: Kemankeş Karamustafa Paşa Mh., Kemankeş Cd No:37/A, İstanbul, Turkey
Telephone: +90 212 292 4455
Website: http://www.karakoylokantasi.com/

Mikla
… for a chance to enjoy a beautiful view whilst eating at what is arguably the most revered restaurant in the city, inspired by local and Scandinavian influences.

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Address: The Marmara Pera, Meşrutiyet Cd No:15, 34430 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey
Telephone: +90 212 293 5656
Website: http://www.miklarestaurant.com/en

What To Do

Haghia Sophia
… for the most important part of Istanbul’s architectural history, one of the world’s greatest buildings and an unbelievable beauty

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Address: Sultanahmet Mh., Ayasofya Meydanı, Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
Telephone: +90 212 522 1750
Website: http://ayasofyamuzesi.gov.tr/

Topkapi Palace
… for a chance to walk in the footsteps of the Ottoman Sultans and tick a UNESCO World Heritage Site of your list

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Address: Sultanahmet, Fatih / ISTANBUL
Telephone: +90 212 512 0480
Website: http://topkapisarayi.gov.tr/en

Bosphorus Strait Cruise
… for a chance to straddle the border between Asia and Europe

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Address: Özbekler Sok. No: 26 Sultanahmet – ISTANBUL -TURKEY
Telephone: +90 532 421 61 64
Website: http://www.istanbulbosphoruscruise.com/#_=_

With The Family

Naval Museum
… for a chance to see replicas of some pretty amazing boats, and check out the originals in an annex around the corner, including the stunning Royal Caïques

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Address: Sinanpaşa, 34353 İstanbul, Turkey
Telephone: +90 212 261 0004
Website: http://www.denizmuzeleri.tsk.tr/en/

Miniaturk
… for a chance to experience Turkey’s greatest monuments in 1:25 scale

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Address: Sütlüce Mahallesi,, İmrahor Caddesi, İstanbul, Turkey
Telephone: +90 212 222 2882
Website: http://miniaturk.com.tr/homepage/

On Business

Istanbul is a start up hub, rival to the likes of Silicon Valley. The Turkish city has more to offer globally minded entrepreneurs than just its breathtaking sites and rich history. The cost of living in the city is relatively low, especially for a major European city. Turkey has a very young population with roughly half being under the age of 30, that are smart and social media savvy. The venture capital scene in Turkey is growing, and fast. Peri Kadaster, the marketing and strategy director at Monitise, an Istanbul based mobile software company said about Turkey,  “no matter where you are, good ideas will always get capital.”

Central Tourist Office
Tourism Police: +90 (212) 527 45 03
Tourism Info (all over Turkey): 170

Atatürk Havalimanı Tourism Information Office
Address Phone Fax Atatürk Hava Limanı içi -Yeşilköy İSTANBUL
+90 (212) 573 41 36 / 663 07 98    Fax:- +90 (212) 663 07 98

Beyazıt Tourism Information Office
Address Phone Fax Beyazıt Meydanı İSTANBUL
+90 (212) 522 49 02

Karaköy Tourism Information Office
Address Phone Fax Karaköy Limanı Yolcu Salonu İçi İSTANBUL
+90 (212) 249 57 76

Sirkeci Tourism Information Office
Address Phone Fax Sirkeci Garı İSTANBUL
+90 (212) 511 58 88

Sultanahmet Tourism Information Office
Address Phone Fax At Meydanı İSTANBUL
+90 (212) 518 18 02 / 518 87 54    Fax- +90 (212) 518 18 02

Taksim-HiltonTourism Information Office
Address Phone Fax Hilton Oteli Girişi – Elmadağ İSTANBUL
+90 (212) 233 05 92

Taksim Meydanı Tourism Information Office
Address Phone Fax Taksim İSTANBUL
+90 (212) 245 68 76

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