Taliye Çakabay

Health Tourism

Taliye Çakabay | İstanbul
Taliye Çakabay | İstanbul
Taliye Çakabay | İstanbul
Taliye Çakabay | İstanbul

Istanbul is a fascinating city at the intersection of east and west, blending history and modernity. In addition to these striking features, Istanbul has become a health tourism center for patients from abroad in recent years.

As in Turkey, patients can find many different health services in Istanbul. However, the city stands out especially in the fields of plastic surgery, oncology, cardiology, orthopedics and dentistry. The diversity of health services offered by Istanbul, quality care, state-of-the-art medical equipment and experienced health professionals trained in international standards make the city an attractive destination for patients from abroad.

One of the biggest advantages of the health tourism sector in Istanbul is its cost effectiveness. In many countries, especially in America and Western Europe, the same medical procedures and treatments have much higher costs. Istanbul offers quality health services at affordable prices, allowing patients to perform their treatments without straining their budgets.

Also, the health tourism experience in Istanbul includes more than just commuting to the hospital. Istanbul's rich historical and cultural heritage allows patients and their companions to explore the city and have a pleasant time between their treatments. Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Grand Bazaar, Galata Tower and magnificent views of the Bosphorus are just a few of the must-visit places in Istanbul.

In addition to the high standard health services offered by Istanbul, a number of ancillary services are also offered to support patients. Among these services; arranging the arrival and departure of patients, managing accommodation options and interpreting when necessary. The comfort and convenience of patients is always a priority.

As a result, Istanbul's unique combination of quality health services, affordable costs and rich historical and cultural experiences has made it an ideal health tourism destination for patients from abroad.

Istanbul is home to many historical and cultural riches. Here are a few must-see places in this wonderful city:

  1. Hagia Sophia: Hagia Sophia is a historical museum and mosque built in 537 by the Byzantine Emperor Justinianus, located on the historical peninsula of Istanbul. This building, which served as both a church and a mosque, is on the UNESCO World Heritage List due to its historical and cultural importance.

  2. Topkapi Palace: This palace from the Ottoman Empire period is one of the most important structures telling the history of Istanbul. Many treasures, jewelery and personal belongings of the Ottoman sultans are exhibited in the palace.

  3. Grand Bazaar: One of the oldest covered bazaars in the world, the Grand Bazaar is the perfect place to shop and explore with its 60 streets and nearly 5000 shops.

  4. Galata Tower: This historical tower is a great spot to enjoy panoramic views of Istanbul.

  5. Dolmabahçe Palace: This magnificent palace was used as the administrative center in the last periods of the Ottoman Empire and the first years of the Turkish Republic. It is also important as the place where Atatürk died.

  6. Blue Mosque (Blue Mosque): This world-famous mosque is known for its blue tiles and unique architecture.

  7. Istanbul Archaeological Museums: There are three separate museums in this complex: Archeology Museum, Ancient Orient Museum and Tiled Kiosk Museum. These museums house archaeological and historical artifacts brought from all over the world.

  8. Istiklal Caddesi: It is one of the best places to shop, eat delicious food and experience the lively atmosphere of Istanbul. There are many shops, restaurants, cafes and bars along the street.

  9. Bosphorus Bridge: This iconic bridge connects the European and Asian sides of Istanbul. It is a great spot to take pictures with its magnificent scenery.