Metropolis on Two Continents

Sultanahmet

Sultanahmet

May 21, 2015

Sultanahmet is one of the neighborhoods you absolutely must visit when in Istanbul. This part of the city is essentially what used to be called Constantinople and where the city first sprang to life. This World Heritage-listed district is packed with historic buildings and enough magical atmosphere to keep you enthralled for days. In Sultanahmet you will find...

Beyoglu

Beyoglu

May 17, 2015

Beyoglu is a cosmopolitan district on the European side of Istanbul that includes both Taksim Square and the famous Istiklal Caddesi. Located just north of the Golden Horn and connected to the old city center by the Galata Bridge, the neighborhood of Beyoğlu is one of the liveliest and most colourful districts of Istanbul. The lively nightlife and excellent...

Grand Bazaar

Grand Bazaar

Jan 23, 2015

Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar (Kapali Carsi) is one of the world’s largest covered markets, spread over 60 streets and containing over 3000 shops of jewelry, textiles, pottery, glazed tiles, bronze, leather and carpets. The Grand Bazaar is also one of the oldest of its kind, with roots stretching back to the 15th century. Its first ‘bedestan’ (domed building)...

Akaretler

Akaretler

May 6, 2012

With its ambiance befitting a culture capital, its relaxed atmosphere and colors, Akaretler Row Houses has become Istanbul’s new life and arts center with its colorful art galleries, cafes and which offer different tastes, restaurants and attractive stores. The elegant row houses in the Akaretler district of Istanbul, just off the shore road from...

Nisantasi

Nisantasi

May 5, 2012

Nisantasi is Istanbul’s Most Fashionable Neighborhood and is famous for its stunning Art Nouveau apartment buildings and its plethora of designer label stores. It is undoubtedly Istanbul’s most elegant quarter and it’s home to several prominent figures of the Turkish jet-set, culture, and art. There is a refreshingly large choice of excellent and...

Ortaköy

Ortaköy

Apr 18, 2012

Ortaköy is a small romantic and charming neighborhood in Istanbul. There are lots of small shops, bars and restaurants, but most people go to eat outside, have a drink, or just to admire the Bosphorus bridge view, which is lit up in different colors at night. Ortakoy is one of the nicest neighborhoods of Besiktas districts on the European side of Istanbul,...