There are lots of writings about Istanbul and summarizing Istanbul is a very difficult task. Istanbul is a very crowded , historical, touristic, enjoyable, mixed, sparkling and a very tough city and these facts are not limited just by Turkey. Istanbul connects Asia and Europe continents and has lots of various districts, beaches, museums, squares and places for entertainment that are waiting for your visit. With this article and our car rental service in Istanbul, we will make you to explore this magnificent city much easier. Let’s get started.
There are lots of places in Istanbul for visiting. Unfortunately this article won’t be able enough to summarize all the places in Istanbul however we will summarize you some of the highlight places in Istanbul for you.
Hagia Sophia Museum: This structure was built in Byzantine Era as a church. Later on, this structure has been transformed into a mosque in Ottoman Empire Era. In modern day, this structure serves as a museum and it is one of the most popular structure in terms of both historical and architectural structure in Istanbul.
Topkapı Palace: This palace is one of the most important structure which made through modern day from Ottoman Empire Era and it serves as a museum in modern day which displays rare collections of Ottoman Empire.
The Basilica Cistern: It is the biggest closed cistern in Turkey.
Galata Tower: You can view Haliç and Istanbul Bosphorus with a panoramic view from this historical tower.
Rumelian Fortress: It is located in Sarıyer and it serves as a museum and open air theater in modern day.
Istiklal Street and Beyoğlu: This place is one of the most crowded spot in Turkey. It has lots of historical buildings, places for entertainment, such as Atlas Bazaar (Atlas Pasajı), Çiçek Bazaar (Çiçek Pasajı), Pera Museum and Türvak Cinema are some of the places you should see in Istiklal Street and Beyoğlu.
Ortaköy: This is a place with beautiful scenery and a very popular square. Ortaköy has lots of stores which sells souvenirs, places for eating activity and Ortaköy has a very popular mosque in terms of architecture which is called Ortaköy Mosque.
Beyazıt Square: This square hosts Istanbul University’s very popular historical doors, seagulls, Beyazıt Tower and bookstores for bookworms.
Grand Bazaar: Its history goes back to 15th Century and this bazaar is very popular in terms of spice-sellers, jewelers, carpet sellers and accessory stores. You can find lots of things to buy in this bazaar.
Pierre Loti Hill: This hill took its name from a French writer Pierre Loti which is fell in love with Istanbul and it hosts lots of visitors since 19th Century and Pierre Loti makes visitors satisfied with its unique scenery.
Kadıköy: You can attend the activities which is being held in Süreyya Opera or you can enjoy the sea view in beach of Moda. Also you can visit the bazaar which has lots of stores, places for entertainment, restaurants and cafes for experiencing the liveliness of Kadıköy.
Üsküdar: Üsküdar is very famous with its mosques, shrines and historical bathhouses. There are also some other places like Fethi Paşa Woods, Çamlıca Hills, peaceful Kuzguncuk, Beylerbeyi and districts of Çengelköy is very popular in Üsküdar.
Maiden’s Tower: This tower serves as a museum, restaurant and cafeteria. This tower is located in the middle of the Marmara Sea and the visitors can experience the breathtaking scenery of the Bosphorus.
Princes Islands: You can reach these islands with a enjoyable ferry trip and you will lost track of time while exploring islands’ streets, houses, historical structures, churches, and magnificent scenery which you will be amazed.
These are just some of the places you should see in Istanbul.
What to eat, What to drink ?
Istanbul is a very crowded city and it is a very attractive city for the tourists. Due to these facts, Istanbul has lots of cafes, restaurants, local and international eating places, bars etc. You can find the best of Doner Kebab, Turkish Pizza, Kebab, Seafood and Vegetarian Cuisine in Istanbul. You can enjoy your meal in a calm place near the sea or in a crowded and enjoyable place while drinking your beer in Istanbul. While you take a tour to Istanbul’s famous flavours, we recommend you to taste local and street flavours as well. We can give you some of examples about these flavours such as Grilled Fish Sandwich which is being made in Karaköy, Kanlıca Yogurt , Vefa Boza, Sultanahmet Meatball and Baked Potato of Ortaköy which are very popular flavours of Istanbul. All in all we assure you will be satisfied from Istanbul’s flavours.
How to go to Istanbul ?
Istanbul fills with visitors every day and due to this fact there are various alternatives for reaching to Istanbul. You can reach Istanbul from highways, airways, railways and seaways. When you arrive at the city you can take your car from our car rental service in Istanbul and start exploring the city without losing time.Because Istanbul awaits you with its beautiful content.