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Istanbul has total 39 districts, 25 of them are located on the European and 14, on the Asian side. See more of Istanbul with our guides to Istanbul’s popular districts, neighbourhoods and areas. Experience and explore Istanbul just like a local, with hidden gems, favourite haunts, and top tips from our expert local guides.

Sile – Top Things to Do, See & Stay, Beaches

Located on the Asian side, by the Black Sea shores, about 80 km. (1-1,5 hours drive) from the Istanbul city center, Sile is a pretty town...

Kilyos – Top Things to Do, See & Stay, Beaches

Located on the northern coasts of Istanbul, by the Black sea, Sariyer district, about 30 km. (45 mins. drive) from the city center, Kilyos is another pretty...

Polonezkoy (Adampol) – Top Things to Do, See & Stay, Day...

Located in the natural park and protected area, on the Asian side, about 25 km. (45 mins drive) from the city, Polonezkoy, formerly known as...

Explore Kuzguncuk (Top Things to Do and See, Dine, Stay, How...

Kuzguncuk is a colorful Bosphorus district on the Asian coast of the Bosphorus, situated after Uskudar, towards the Black Sea direction. This is a...

Explore Fener & Balat (Top Things to Do, Sights, Where &...

The former Greek neighborhood Fener and nearby the old Jewish quarter Balat, situated on the southern shore of Golden Horn, have very rich historical heritage and very popular...

Historical Peninsula Istanbul – Fatih (Where? Top Attractions & Sights)

Here you'll find a quick guide to explore Historical Peninsula with top things to do and see plus insider advice. The historical peninsula of Istanbul...

Explore Istiklal Street Istanbul (Top Attractions & Sights with Insider Tips)

When it comes to Istiklal Street (Istiklal Avenue), it is a must for all travelers in Istanbul. Istiklal Street which means "Independence Avenue" is...

Explore Besiktas (2021 Guide with Top Things to Do & See...

Besiktas is located on the European side of Istanbul and famous for its vibrant and colorful neighborhood life, bazaar, fish market, student population, culture...

Belgrad Forest in Sariyer (Top Things to Do & See, Where...

Located in the northwest of Istanbul, at Sariyer district, Belgrad Forest is one of the most green places in Istanbul and covers an area...

Explore Cukurcuma (Top Things to Do and See, Dine, Stay, How...

Cukurcuma is a lively and authentic neighborhood located along the way down from the Siraselviler street, Taksim, in the back streets of the Beyoglu...

Explore Galata, Karakoy & Tophane (Top Things to Do & See...

Famous for their lively city life, tourist zones, and beautiful sights and sounds of the city, the Galata, Karakoy & Tophane neighborhoods are one...

Explore Cankurtaran, Kumkapi, Yenikapi and Samatya

The coast road in the historical peninsula from Cankurtaran to Yesilkoy is also hosts the popular tourists areas in Istanbul. Cankurtaran, Kumkapi, Samatya, Bakirkoy and...

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