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"Transit through Istanbul Atuturk airport" Top 5 Page for this destination Ataturk Airport Tip by neodue

Ataturk Airport, Istanbul: 5 reviews and 3 photos


As a Local person I give you some info about my lovely city.You will have a hard time to wait in the que and get visa and go to 20 km to city centre but It is good you come in a quite sunday morning .Road will be very quite through the centre of Istanbul.Best way go by taxi to Sultanahmet (OLD CITY, DOWN TOWN)cause it will be fastest way.

I suggest you to check the visa Que.If it is quite start to run :) Get your visa go out of the Airport.Take a taxi say Suh-heel-yo-louun-dhaan Sul -than -ah-mad. (Sultanhamet by the coast road) and it takes 15 min and 10€ maybe less.

Taxi driver will ask you when come to Sultanahmet "Nhe rhe da e nhe jack seen?"
(Where you want ot get off?) you say I- uh- sophia (St.Sophia)

When you get off front of it you are in the centre of old city.
Visit those 5 places and take a taxi and say same thing cost road and go back.
before 13:00 go back cause people wakes up and come to the city centre .

2-Basilica Cistern
3-Blue Mosque
4-Go in to Topkapi palace garden but not enter the main gate cause you do not have time just walk in the garden
5-Walk in the Akbiyik street and sogukcesme street.(for old Istanbul houses)
go this link below the page you will see Proximate landmarks of Istanbul
Hagia Sophia · Blue Mosque(Sultan Ahmed Mosque) · Hippodrome of Constantinople · Basilica Cistern · Grand Bazaar · Süleymaniye Mosque · Topkapi Palace

Grand bazaar is closed ,Suleymaniye is far for your time,same as topkapi palace,you will walk on the hippodrome while crossing from Hagia sophia to Blue mosque.

So you can do this in 3,5 half hour.

Address: Yesilkoy Mh., 34149 ?stanbul
Phone: +90 212 463 3000

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  • Written Mar 26, 2008
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