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Destination(s): Istanbul

As in any destination, there are also many different zones in Istanbul. There are luxurious zones, bohemian zones, shopping zones, historical zones, finance zones, children's zones etc. etc. However, in Istanbul there are also countless zones offering priceless beauties and moments to seize... A panoramic view of the Bosphorus, the sunset from the top of a hill, an endless walk by the endless coast, the tender breeze of the sea on your neck, digestive Turkish tea early in the morning, the people, and the architecture, the nature and the dogs in the streets... You will need only your camera and your feet to seize Istanbul when the city puts its guard down. read more about Budget Friendly

Rami

Rami

  • 6 Utangaç Sokak, Cankurtaran
  • tel:90 212 517 6593
  • Istanbul
Baykus

Baykus

  • Bekar Sokak 22
  • Beyoglu
  • tel:90 212 292 8844
  • Istanbul
Yeşil Ev Garden

Yeşil Ev Garden

  • Kabasakal Caddesi 5
  • Yeşil Ev
  • tel:90 212 517 6785 (Hotel)
  • Visit website
  • Istanbul, 34122
Haci Abdullah

Haci Abdullah

  • Sakizağacı Caddesi 17
  • Beyoğlu
  • tel:90 212 293 8561
  • Visit website
  • Istanbul
Istanbul Ferry

Istanbul Ferry

  • Various locations
  • Istanbul
Adalar (Princes' Islands)

Adalar (Princes' Islands)

  • Adalar
  • Istanbul

In Turkish, "adalar" simply means "islands" - though adalar are very familiar territory for Istanbulites, which island you are referring to is still quite important since many Istanbullites use the islands as their summer residence and have a genuine circle of relatives and friends there. Probably the most popular day trip option from Istanbul, at least in the summer, the Princes' Islands are comprised of seven small islands, four of which (Bykada, Kınalıada, Burgazada and Heybeliada) have constant summertime service by ferry from Kabataş and Bostanci. The islands offer treasures of history (Byzantine churches and Greek and Turkish ruins), green parks, and various upscale restaurants and hotels. As no cars are allowed onto the islands, you would be better off renting a horse-backed carriage to go from one part to another; or to arrive on the islands dressed casually and renting a bike. The islands are a wonderful retreat from bustling Istanbul, each with its own unique character and pace of life. read more about Adalar (Princes' Islands)

İstiklal Caddesi

İstiklal Caddesi

  • İstiklal Caddesi
  • Istiklal Cad., Beyoglu
  • Istanbul, 34437
Süleymaniye Camii (Süleymaniye Mosque)

Süleymaniye Camii (Süleymaniye Mosque)

  • Süleymaniye Mosque, next to Istanbul University's north gate, Suleymaniye, Fatih
  • Visit website
  • Istanbul, 34110
Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia

Cordial House Hotel

Cordial House Hotel

  • Peykhane sk.29 Cemberlitas
  • Çemberlitaş
  • tel:+90 212 518 0576
  • Visit website
  • Istanbul, 34400
Bosphorus tour on foot

Bosphorus tour on foot

  • Çırağan Caddesi, Yıldız, İstanbul 34349, Turkey
  • Istanbul

A walk from Besiktas until Sariyer is just too long. But, if you were to do it, you would be passing by Ciragan Palace, Ortakoy, Kurucesme, Arnavutkoy, Bebek, Rumeli Fortress, Baltalimani / Boyacikoy, Emirgan, Sabanci House / Museum, Istinye, Yenikoy, Tarabya and Sariyer successively. This entire walk would last for at least 4 hours, maybe 5. However, a smaller version from Kurucesme until Rumeli Fortress is just enough to see the beautiful old houses, the fishermen, the sidewalk groceries and the Anatolian coast across. The same walk is doable on the Anatolian coast as well. There the line starts from Uskudar (across from Besiktas) and continues along Beylerbeyi, Kuleli Military School, Vanikoy (the elite residential place of mansions), Kandilli, Goksu, Anadolu Fortress, Kanlica, Pasabahce, Beykoz. Again this entire trail would be too long and tiresome. The better parts of this are from the Kuleli Military School until Kanlica. Yet, another trail along the coast on the Anatolian side is the parallel of the famous shopping street the Bagdat Street. The parallel of this street runs by the Marmara Sea and the best trail starts from Bostanci and continues along Suadiye, Caddebostan and Fenerbahce. read more about Bosphorus tour on foot

Musa Ustam Ocakbaşı

Musa Ustam Ocakbaşı

Tünel

Tünel

  • Galip Dede Caddesi
  • tel:+90 21 2522 4902
  • Beyoğlu, 34430
Spice Bazaar (Mısır çarşısı)

Spice Bazaar (Mısır çarşısı)

  • Behind the New Mosque in Eminönü
  • Istanbul
Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Mosque)

Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Mosque)

  • Tavukhane Sokak 5-27
  • tel:90 212 518 1802 (Sultanahmet tourist info office)
  • Visit website
  • Istanbul, 34420
Hotel Tashkonak

Hotel Tashkonak

  • Kucuk Ayasofya Street Tomurcuk S. No:5
  • Tomurcuk Sokak No. 5, Sultanahmet
  • tel:90 212 518 2882
  • Visit website
  • Istanbul, 34400
Ali Baba Kofteci

Ali Baba Kofteci

  • 1. Cadde 92 Arnavutkoy
  • tel:90 212 265 3612
  • Istanbul
Pano Wine Bar

Pano Wine Bar

  • Hamalbasi Caddesi 256
  • Galatasaray
  • tel:90 212 292 6664
  • Istanbul
Galata Mevlevihanesi (Dervish Lodge)

Galata Mevlevihanesi (Dervish Lodge)

  • Galip Dede Caddesi 15
  • Tünel
  • tel:90 212 245 4141
  • Visit website
  • Istanbul, 34430
Pandeli Lokantasi

Pandeli Lokantasi

  • 1 Misir Çarsisi
  • Eminönü (immediately inside the entrance to the Egyptian Bazaar)
  • tel:90 212 522 5534
  • Istanbul
Topkapi Palace

Topkapi Palace

  • Sultanahmet Meydanı
  • tel:90 212 522 4422
  • Visit website
  • Istanbul, 34122
Istanbul Hostel

Istanbul Hostel

  • Kucuk Ayasofya Street Tomurcuk S. No:5
  • Tomurcuk Sokak No. 5, Sultanahmet
  • Visit website
Adem Baba

Adem Baba

  • Beyazgul Caddesi No:2
  • tel:90 212 263 29 33
  • Visit website
  • Istanbul
Mojo

Mojo

  • Büyükparmakkapi Sokak 26
  • (off Istiklal Caddesi )
  • tel:90 212 243 2927
  • Istanbul
Pera Museum

Pera Museum

  • Meþrutiyet Caddesi 141
  • Beyoglu
  • tel:90 212 334 9900
  • Visit website
  • Istanbul
Kapali Çarsi (Covered Market)

Kapali Çarsi (Covered Market)

  • 22 Kalpakçılar Caddesi
  • tel:90 212 519 1248
  • Visit website
  • Istanbul, 34975
Hippodrome

Hippodrome

  • Sultanahmet Meydani (Square)
  • At Meydani (Horse Plaza), Sultanahmet
  • Visit website
  • Istanbul
Takanik

Takanik

  • Bebek yolu no: 87
  • tel:90 212 263 83 46 / 90 212 263 83 47
  • Visit website
  • Istanbul
Riddim

Riddim

  • Siraselviler Caddesi No: 53 / A (Next to the Belgium Embassy)
  • (off Istiklal Caddesi)
  • tel:+90 212 251 2723
  • Visit website
  • Istanbul

Istanbul's most popular Latin, reggae and world music bar is run by local Sudanese Rastafarian celebrity DJ Osman (wCities). Primarily a R&B, hip hop music hall / disco; Riddim is the only place that features R&B music in a stylish way. There are theme parties every now and then, as well as visiting R&B artists who take the ground with dances and music. A pulsating young crowd of hip swinging youngsters dance the night away. When space runs out, dancers climb on the chairs and between the tables. Good vibes and cheap beer. read more about Riddim

Anglican Church

Anglican Church

  • Serdar-ı Ekrem Caddesi
  • Beyoglu
  • Istanbul

The Anglican church which was used by Sri Lankan Anglikan community, is located on Serdarı Ekrem Street, extending to the Galip Dede Street in Beyoglu, Istanbul. Lord Stratford Canning laid the foundation in 1856. It was built in memory of English soldiers who attended to Crimean war on the site of the Greek cemetery. Christmas celebrations are a rare kind attended by a cheerful priest and a choir.
read more about Anglican Church

Basilica Cistern (Yerebatan Sarayi)

Basilica Cistern (Yerebatan Sarayi)

  • Yerebatan Caddesi 13
  • (Near St. Sophia)
  • tel:90 212 522 1259
  • Visit website
  • Istanbul, 34110
Bodrum Manti

Bodrum Manti

Roxy

Roxy

  • Siraselviler Caddesi
  • Aslanyatagi Sakak 7
  • tel:90 212 245 6539
  • Visit website
  • Istanbul
Saint Antoine Church

Saint Antoine Church

  • İstiklal Caddesi
  • Galatasaray
  • Istanbul

The Saint Antoine Church is located on Istiklal Street in Beyoglu, Istanbul. The construction began on August 23rd, 1906 and it was completed and opened to service in 1912. Its architect is Giulio Mongeri, who was born in Istanbul. The church which was governed by Italian priests is the greatest Catholic Church in Istanbul with the biggest number of congregation. It was openned to service on February 15th, 1912. read more about Saint Antoine Church

Tarihi Selim Usta Sultanahmet Köftecisi

Tarihi Selim Usta Sultanahmet Köftecisi

  • 12 Divan Yolu
  • tel:90 212 513 1438
  • Visit website
  • Istanbul, 34110
Otto

Otto

  • Asmalımescit Mah., Şehbender Sokak No:5
  • Tünel
  • tel:90 212 292 7015
  • Istanbul, 34430
Pudding Shop

Pudding Shop

  • 18 Divan Yolu
  • Sultanahmet (across from the tram)
  • tel:90 212 522 2970
  • Visit website
  • Istanbul
Galatasaray Hamam

Galatasaray Hamam

  • Junction of Turnacıbaşı and Capanoglu Streets No:24 Galatasaray
  • Galatasaray
  • tel:90 212 252 4242
  • Visit website
  • Istanbul

The Galatasary Hamam was built in 1715 as a public bath, yet it was actually exclusively for men. In 1965 the hamam underwent renovation and a new separate quarter for women was added to the establishment. During the renovation process, much has been kept intact and the main structure has not been altered radically, but architectural details were added. Galatasaray Hamam diverges from the mainstream public baths due to some of these architectural details and its more elitist atmosphere. One major feature here are the marble slabs where bathers can be massaged in semi-privacy rather than on the heated central navel stone. As such, the admission price tends to soar higher above regular bath prices as well. In Euros: 26 for a bath, 35 with a kese (scrubbing the body), 38 with foam massage, 44 for both kese and massage, and 57 for the 'Pasha' treatment – oil massage. Beverages are free and further tips to the keseci (massager) will guarantee further services and better treatment. Visitors to Galatasaray Hamam often complain that they are being ripped off inside by the increasing number of services and additional fees asked for each. But, if you discuss your options and prices before going on, you would now what to expect and not be disillusioned. After all think of hamam as an old-day spa, it was and is not for free.
read more about Galatasaray Hamam