Istanbul in Turkey

istanbul. constantinople. byzantium. it has many names & has had many lives. this city is truly unique. as it straddles two continents, it is a city of dualities, with various cultures living side by side for centuries. it is full of intriguing neighbourhoods with wonderful shops & restaurants, all set along the glittering Bosporus.

Arzu Kaprol - Galata

Arzu Kaprol - Galata

shop

$$$$ $ Galata

world renowned Turkish Fashion designer for her bold creations and a striking couture

Atelier 55

Atelier 55

shop

$$$$ $ Galata

a very elegant boutique selling clothing & home decor items by both Turkish as international...

Balıkçı Sabahattin

Balıkçı Sabahattin

dinner lunch

$$$ $$ Turkish Cankurtaran

very romantic traditional fish restaurant housed in a wonderfully restored Ottoman mansion with a cosy terrace,...

Basilica Cistern

Basilica Cistern

culture

$ $$$$

breathtaking beautiful cicstern with its symmetry and almost the size of a cathedral (the largest surviving Byzantine...

Egyptian Bazaar

Egyptian Bazaar

culture shop

$$$ $$

the Spice Bazaar is the best place to pick up dried fruits and nuts, spices,...

Fenix

Fenix

dancing dinner drinks

$$$$ $ European Etiler

popular upscale fusion restaurant that attracts a fashionable party crowd (especially in the weekends) with...

George Hotel

George Hotel

sleep

$ $$$$ Beyoğlu

hip boutique hotel housed in a 19th-century apartment building, have a drink or dinner at the...

Grand Bazaar

Grand Bazaar

coffee culture lunch shop

$ $$$$

to priceyGo to Sevan Bıçakçı, Mavi Kose and Örge Tulga for beautiful jewellery, have a...

Istanbul Modern

Istanbul Modern

breakfast coffee culture drinks lunch

$$$ $$ European, salad, Turkish Karaköy

Turkey’s first museum of modern art, beautiful architecture, have lunch or a drink after you visited...

Leb-i Derya - Beyoğlu

Leb-i Derya - Beyoğlu

dinner drinks

$$$ $$ European, Turkish Beyoğlu

stylish rooftop bar & restaurant on the top floor of an apartment block with breathtaking...

Lucca

Lucca

breakfast coffee dinner drinks lunch

$$$ $$ American, coffee, Turkish Bebek

neighbourhood brasserie by day that turns into a lively bar after the sun sets, minimalistic...

Mikla

Mikla

dinner drinks

$$$$$ Beyoğlu

known for its "new Anatalion kitchen", have a drink at their rooftop bar before dinner,...

Soho House Istanbul

Soho House Istanbul

sleep

$$ $$$ Beyoğlu

upscale boutique hotel set in a traditional neoclassical building, cosy old school interior with a very...

Sultanahmet Camii (Blue Mosque)

Sultanahmet Camii (Blue Mosque)

culture

free

go inside and gaze at the magnificent blue ceilings of the mosque, closed to non-worshippers during...

Sumahan on the Water

Sumahan on the Water

sleep

$$ $$$ Çengelköy

small boutique hotel located on the Asian side of the Bosphorus right on on the...

Sunset Grill & Bar

Sunset Grill & Bar

dinner drinks

$$$$$

delicious Japanese en International food, located on a hilltop in the posh neighborhood Ulus, enjoy...

Ulus 29

Ulus 29

dancing dinner drinks

$$$$ $ sushi, Turkish Etiler

both a fine dining restaurant with delicious local & international cuisine and one of the world's trendiest...

Arzu Kaprol - Galata

Arzu Kaprol - Galata

shop

$$$$ $ Galata

world renowned Turkish Fashion designer for her bold creations and a striking couture

Atelier 55

Atelier 55

shop

$$$$ $ Galata

a very elegant boutique selling clothing & home decor items by both Turkish as international...

Balıkçı Sabahattin

Balıkçı Sabahattin

dinner lunch

$$$ $$ Turkish Cankurtaran

very romantic traditional fish restaurant housed in a wonderfully restored Ottoman mansion with a cosy terrace,...

Basilica Cistern

Basilica Cistern

culture

$ $$$$

breathtaking beautiful cicstern with its symmetry and almost the size of a cathedral (the largest surviving Byzantine...

Egyptian Bazaar

Egyptian Bazaar

culture shop

$$$ $$

the Spice Bazaar is the best place to pick up dried fruits and nuts, spices,...

Fenix

Fenix

dancing dinner drinks

$$$$ $ European Etiler

popular upscale fusion restaurant that attracts a fashionable party crowd (especially in the weekends) with...

George Hotel

George Hotel

sleep

$ $$$$ Beyoğlu

hip boutique hotel housed in a 19th-century apartment building, have a drink or dinner at the...

Grand Bazaar

Grand Bazaar

coffee culture lunch shop

$ $$$$

to priceyGo to Sevan Bıçakçı, Mavi Kose and Örge Tulga for beautiful jewellery, have a...

Istanbul Modern

Istanbul Modern

breakfast coffee culture drinks lunch

$$$ $$ European, salad, Turkish Karaköy

Turkey’s first museum of modern art, beautiful architecture, have lunch or a drink after you visited...

Leb-i Derya - Beyoğlu

Leb-i Derya - Beyoğlu

dinner drinks

$$$ $$ European, Turkish Beyoğlu

stylish rooftop bar & restaurant on the top floor of an apartment block with breathtaking...

Lucca

Lucca

breakfast coffee dinner drinks lunch

$$$ $$ American, coffee, Turkish Bebek

neighbourhood brasserie by day that turns into a lively bar after the sun sets, minimalistic...

Mikla

Mikla

dinner drinks

$$$$$ Beyoğlu

known for its "new Anatalion kitchen", have a drink at their rooftop bar before dinner,...

Soho House Istanbul

Soho House Istanbul

sleep

$$ $$$ Beyoğlu

upscale boutique hotel set in a traditional neoclassical building, cosy old school interior with a very...

Sultanahmet Camii (Blue Mosque)

Sultanahmet Camii (Blue Mosque)

culture

free

go inside and gaze at the magnificent blue ceilings of the mosque, closed to non-worshippers during...

Sumahan on the Water

Sumahan on the Water

sleep

$$ $$$ Çengelköy

small boutique hotel located on the Asian side of the Bosphorus right on on the...

Sunset Grill & Bar

Sunset Grill & Bar

dinner drinks

$$$$$

delicious Japanese en International food, located on a hilltop in the posh neighborhood Ulus, enjoy...

Ulus 29

Ulus 29

dancing dinner drinks

$$$$ $ sushi, Turkish Etiler

both a fine dining restaurant with delicious local & international cuisine and one of the world's trendiest...