Imagine a city where you cross continents in a regular day. Imagine a city where antiquity meets modern life… Byzantium, Constantinople and Istanbul. The city was the capital of three great civilizations. Today although the capital of the modern republic of Turkey is Ankara, Istanbul is still the largest city and considered to be the financial capital of the country. Therefore, in every corner you can get the feeling of an old city with great ancient structures such as churches mosques and palaces but with an aura of modern life with people around you in the hurry of a daily life. The city is situated on both sides of the Bosphorus, a strait that separates Europe from Asia. It is the major trade port as it connects Black Sea to the Mediterranean.