Areas & Districts

Historic Center

The Historic center of Istanbul hosts the majority of the historical sites of Istanbul from the periods of the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman Empire that include beautiful palaces, churches, mosques, fountains, museums and more.

Explore Golden Horn – Halic (Top Things to Do and See, Dine, Stay)

The Golden Horn, also known as Halic, was the...

Explore Fener & Balat (Top Things to Do, Sights, How to Get?)

The former Greek neighborhood Fener and nearby the old Jewish quarter Balat,...

Explore Eminonu & Sirkeci (Guide with Top Things to Do & See)

Eminonu and neighboring Sirkeci are also one of the...

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

Here you'll find a quick guide to explore Historical...

Explore Cankurtaran, Kumkapi, Yenikapi and Samatya

The coast road in the historical peninsula from Cankurtaran...

Explore Sultanahmet (2024 Guide with Top Things to Do & See)

Sultanahmet (the Old City) is one of the most...

Beyoglu District

Beyoglu is one of the most popular districts of Istanbul famous for its lively atmosphere, Galata Tower, Istiklal Street, Taksim Sqaure and cultural activities. With its traces of the European architecture of 100 years, Beyoglu and around is worth a visit and see for the Istanbul visitors. Taksim, Karakoy, Galata & Tophane are the most popular tourists zone and neighborhoods of Beyoglu.

Explore Cukurcuma (Top Things to Do and See, Dine, Stay, How to Get?)

Cukurcuma is a lively and authentic neighborhood located along...

Explore Galata, Karakoy & Tophane (Top Things to Do & See + Advice)

Famous for their lively city life, tourist zones, and...

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

When it comes to Istiklal Street (Istiklal Avenue), it...

Explore Taksim (Guide with Top Things to Do & See + Advice)

Taksim is a cosmopolitan region, communications hub and an...

Bosphorus European Shores

The European shores of the Bosphorus in Istanbul are wonderful. Karakoy, Kabatas, Besiktas, Ortakoy, Arnavutkoy, Emirgan, Istinye, Yenikoy, Sariyer and Rumeli Kavagi are the popular districts and neighborhoods along the Bosphorus on the European side.

Explore Ortakoy (Guide with Top Things to Do & See + Insider Advice)

Ortakoy is one of the most popular, lively and...

Explore Besiktas (Guide with Top Things to Do & See + Advice)

Besiktas is located on the European side of Istanbul...

Bosphorus Asian Shores

The Asian shores of the Bosphorus in Istanbul are wonderful. Kadikoy and Uskudar are the districts, Beylerbeyi, Cengelkoy, Kanlica, Cubuklu, Beykoz and Anadolu Kavagi are the popular neighborhoods along the Bosphorus on the Asian side.

All about Joshua Hill – Tomb of Prophet Joshua, Istanbul

Perched 200 meters above the azure waters of the...

Explore Kadikoy (Top Things to Do and See, Dine, Stay, How to Get?)

Kadikoy, with its lively atmosphere and city life, historical...

Explore Uskudar (Guide with Top Things to Do & See)

Uskudar is the district located on the Asian shores...

Explore Kuzguncuk (Top Things to Do and See, Dine, Stay, How to Get?)

Kuzguncuk is a colorful Bosphorus district on the Asian...

Yoros Castle, Anadolu Kavagi (How to get? + Views + Restaurant)

Perched majestically on the Anatolian side of the Istanbul...

Istanbul Escapes

The outside suburbs, beaches, villages and islands of Istanbul are also worth a visit and see. The Princes’ Islands, Belgrad Forest, Kilyos, Sile, Polonezkoy, Riva and Agva are the popular sights around Istanbul. Istanbul escapes allow you visit and see the beautiful tourist suburbs, beaches, villages and islands to have a perfect weekend in Istanbul…

Explore Princes’ Islands (Top Things to Do, See & Stay, Day Trips)

The Princes' Islands (Prens Adalari in Turkish) is one...

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

Located on the northern coasts of Istanbul, by the Black...

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

Located in the natural park and protected area, on...

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

Located on the Asian side, by the Black Sea shores,...

Belgrad Forest in Sariyer (Top Things to Do & See, Where & How to Get?)

Located in the northwest of Istanbul, at Sariyer district,...