Map of Istanbul Turkey

Istanbul Turkey Tourist Information and Vacation Guide

Istanbul Turkey is situated on the Bosporus Strait(Istanbul Strait), a body of water that separates the European part (Rumeilia) with the Asian part (Anatolia).  The Bosporus Strait connects the Black Sea with the Sea of Marmara.

Istanbul is located on the European side of the strait.  From the Sea of Marmara, ships can travel to the Mediterranean.