ISTANBUL NAMED EUROPE’S BEST CITY
Each year, Travel + Leisure magazine announces World's Best Awards according to an annual reader survey. In this year’s “The Top 10 Cities in Europe” list, Istanbul claimed the title of No.1 city in Europe with a score of 91.32 and got ahead of famous cities like Florence and Rome. The magazine was published for the first time in 1937 and has almost 5 million readers. The survey rules allows readers to reflect on their travel experiences over a three-year period. After coming in second last year and a 6 month-long voting period, Istanbul ranked first with its constantly developing infrastructure and cultural & historical attractions. According to the feedback of the readers, Topkapi Palace and Hagia Sophia were mentioned as popular historical sites and Nişantaşı and Galataport were noted as popular modern attractions of the city. In addition, most of the survey respondents underlined their smooth and positive experiences at the new Istanbul Airport.