Car Rental in Istanbul – Ataturk Airport
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Istanbul Ataturk Airport is the main Turkish airport and Europe’s eighth busiest airport for traffic of passengers. It was opened in 1924 in Yeşilköy, in the European part of Istanbul, just some twenty-four kilometers west of the historical peninsula and city center. One of the best ways to reach Istanbul is by car. In the airport there are many car rental agencies, all available through our website (namely, Europcar, AVIS, Sixt, Alamo, Budget, and many more). You will only need to look for the best solution on GoCarRental.com. Type in your travel schedule and you will have complete and entirely customizable estimates. Once you are in the airport, you will not have to waste time on queues. You will only need to reach the desk of the chosen car rental agency and show your reservation voucher along with your documents (your driving license, of course, and a credit card as a warranty.)
What to do in Istanbul – Ataturk Airport
Istanbul is a city rich in charm and mystery. It is a huge metropolis divided by the impressive Bosphorus Strait. Its beauties are spread over a much-extended area (well, Istanbul is shared by two continents after all) and a rental car will make your movements easy. Istanbul has numberless sights to see so it is better to choose in advance which spots of the city you prefer to visit. Regardless, some are must-see places. Sultanahmet, the old city, is one such spot. It hosts most of Istanbul’s historical monuments like Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, and the Roman Cistern. Instead, in the Galata quarter you can have some quality party-time at night, hitting all the clubs skirting Istiklal Street and Taksim square. Take also a look at the outstanding Topkapi palace and then cross the Bosphorus Bridge. You will feel the change, as you move to the maze-like Asian side of the city. Here, modernity is replaced by calmness and architecture. In the Üsküdar quarter you can see the mosques built by the famous architect Sinan. The Iskele Mosque, located at the pier and built on the order of Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent for his daughter Mihrimah; the Semsi Pasha Mosque, with its L-shaped madrasa bent over the sea; the Atik Valide Mosque, alluring with its trees, shaded fountains, and large dome; finally, the Çinili Mosque and Hamam, adorned by Iznik’s tiles.
A visit to the Asian part of Istanbul
Driving near Istanbul – Ataturk Airport
The international Istanbul Ataturk airport is on the European side of the city. It is a perfect point of departure for your journey in Istanbul and the Dardanelles area. In a few minutes by rental car you will find Yeşilköy (known until 1926 as San Stefano) located on the Marmara Sea coast near the airport. Yeşilköy boasts a beautiful sea-side and some nice beaches to relax and dive for a while. However, if you simply want to walk in the city, you can enjoy its many Art Nouveau buildings too. Between the nineteenth and the twenty century, Yeşilköy had a mixed population of Turks, Greeks, and Armenians. Even today you can find interesting Greek, Italian, and Armenian churches (all of which devoted to Saint Stephen). Finally, in Yeşilköy, there is the Turkish Aviation School with an annexed museum. Your children will love it, and so will you!