Areas & Districts

Istanbul Areas

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.

Explore Fener & Balat

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...

Top Best Beaches in Istanbul 2019 (better for Tourists)

Istanbul offers lovely beaches in its several beautiful coasts, located within 20 km to 60 km. from the city center. Beach-goers may enjoy and...

Explore Istanbul’s Historical Peninsula

Dating back to 685 B.C., and was the capital for many civilizations such as the Romans, Byzantine and Ottoman Empire for ages, the Historical...

Istiklal Street (2019 Top Attractions & Sights)

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

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

Visit Belgrad Forest in Sariyer

Belgrad Forest is one of the most green places in Istanbul and covers an area of 5,300 hectares of land full of oak, beech...

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...

Explore Eminonu & Sirkeci

Eminonu and neighboring Sirkeci are also one of the most popular tourists areas in Istanbul, as well as one of the most dynamic, bustling...

Explore Cukurcuma

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

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

Explore Golden Horn – Halic

The Golden Horn, also known as Halic, was the trading center of the old Istanbul and is also one of the most popular tourist...

Explore Kadikoy

Kadikoy, with its lively atmosphere and city life, historical buildings, being an important transportation hub, market, large young and student population, cultural events &...

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