Fairytale city, town of mysteries. Most tourists goes towards the Mediterranean coast bypassing the Istanbul. Probably for this decision there are serious reasons, but there are other options. At first, it is rather beautiful and interesting, among other arguments to be lost for 3-4 days in Istanbul, worth mention that domestic flights inside Turkey are rather cheaper, then abroad, and you can always find a hotel that fits to your budget. It is best to live in the Sultanahmet district. The main historical monuments and museums are right at hand, while others can be reached in just a few stops by a tram. Major traffic flows are wrapping around this part of town and do not form numerous jams.