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  • Istanbul (IST)


    Country: Turkey

    DISTANCE FROM ALMATY

    3884 km /2428 miles

    FLIGHT DURATION

    5 hours 25 minutes

    LOCAL TIME

    GMT +2

    CLIMATE

    The climate is generally mild, with daytime temperatures of 30 °C in summer and 10 °C in winter.

    AIRPORTS

    Ataturk International Airport is located 15 km from the city centre on the European side of Istanbul. A shuttle bus operates from central Istanbul to Ataturk International Airport

    A second airport, Sabiha Gökçen International Airport, is located on the Asian side, 40 km from the city centre.

    ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

    Citizens of Kazakhstan do NOT require a visa for visits of up to 1 month. Visitors from other countries should contact the respective embassy or their travel agent for up-to-date visa information.

    CURRENCY

    Turkish Lira (Yeni Turk Lirasi)
    BUSINESS HOURS
    09.00 – 18.00 Monday to Friday

    LANGUAGE

    Turkish

    UTILITIES

    220V, 50Hz

    TRANSPORTATION

    Metro, taxis, local buses and a shuttle bus (from central Istanbul to Ataturk International Airport).

    POINTS OF INTEREST

    Istanbul is an ancient city with many fascinating places to visit, such as the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and Sultan Ahmet Square. Rich in history, it was formerly called Constantinople (after its founder, the Roman Emperor Constantine) and was the heart of the Byzantine Empire. It was conquered in 1453 by the Ottoman Sultan Mehmet and became the capital of the Ottoman Empire, with the new name of Istanbul.


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