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 (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...

Best Beaches in Istanbul (2020 Top Picks for Tourists, Entrance Fees,...

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...

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 (2020 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 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 (2020 Guide with Top Things to Do...

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

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

Explore Golden Horn – Halic (Top Things to Do and See,...

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