This Solo Traveler’s Istanbul Travel Guide is the culmination of all my experiences on visits to Istanbul over the past 18 years, mostly as a solo traveler or occasionally with friends and family. This comprehensive Istanbul travel guide will help you to experience the joy and wonder of exploring this ancient city that has become one of the most visited global metropolises in modern times.
Istanbul straddles the Bosphorus Strait with it’s one foot planted firmly in Europe and the other in Asia minor. It is an ancient city that has been settled for the past three thousand years and has seen many nations pass through it. Istanbul had been conquered and ruled by Greeks (Byzantium) and Romans (Constantinople) and finally became Istanbul under the Ottoman Empire in the Middle Ages.