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- The following fare terms and conditions apply in addition to our Booking Terms and Conditions (available on our website at https://www.flightcentre.com.au/booking-terms-condition).
- Prices quoted are based on cheapest available at time of advertising and may be higher depending on date of purchase and date of travel.
- Price is subject to availability and may be withdrawn or varied without notice.
- Prices quoted are valid for the travel dates specified, unless otherwise stated or sold out prior.
- All prices are per person (unless stated otherwise). Where companion fares apply, these are subject to two passengers travelling together to the same destination on the same booking.
- Saving (if applicable) is included in the advertised price and unless stated otherwise may not be used with any other offer.
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The first place of worship constructed on the site of the Hagia Sophia was inaugurated in 360CE, with the current structure dating to 532CE under Emperor Justinian I. Over the centuries earthquakes, fire and conflict have caused significant damage to the building; the famous dome has collapsed several times. Hagia Sophia was transformed from a church to a mosque after Sultan Mehmed took control of Constantinople in 1453. Today the building remains one of the most important examples of Byzantine architecture.
Affectionately known as the Blue Mosque because of the distinctive blue tiles adorning the walls, the Sultan Ahmed Mosque was completed in 1616 after five years of construction. The architectural style incorporates elements from Byzantine structures such as the Hagia Sophia and more traditional Islamic architecture. Today the mosque remains in use and has the capacity to hold 10,000 worshippers.
Also consider visiting the Ottoman Süleymaniye Mosque, completed in 1558.
Istanbul Airport (IST)
Flights from Australia to Istanbul will disembark at Istanbul Ataturk Airport.
Istanbul Ataturk Airport (IST) is one of two international airports in Istanbul. The other port, Sabiha Gökçen International Airport is much newer, yet Istanbul Ataturk remains the busiest and largest of the two. The airport takes its name from Istanbul's first president, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, and is a hub for Turkish Airlines.
Airport Accommodation: There are a number of hotels located in close proximity to Istanbul Ataturk Airport. Book your Istanbul Airport accommodation.
Getting to Istanbul
There are many airlines that offer flights to Istanbul from Australia. Flights from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane via Singapore, Dubai or Abu Dhabi take between 20 and 24 hours depending on the stopover. Flights from Brisbane via Singapore or Dubai take between 24 and 25 hours depending on the stopover. Flights from Perth via Singapore or Dubai take between 17 and 20 hours depending on the stopover.
Airlines that fly to Istanbul
Airlines that offer cheap flights to Istanbul from Australia include:
For more information on Istanbul holidays check out our Istanbul travel guide.
For flights to Istanbul from Sydney, give our experienced travel consultants a call.