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Welcome to Istanbul

Explore Istanbul

One of the most populated cities on the planet, trans-continental Istanbul is an incredible place to visit: a true melting pot of Western and Eastern civilisations. With its historic centre in Europe, and a third of its population in Asia, this ancient capital of the Eastern Roman and Ottoman Empires is a fascinating place to explore.

About Istanbul

A city break in Istanbul means outstanding architecture, beautiful monuments, incredible cuisine and quirky street markets.

  • With over 3,000 shops, Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar is the biggest old covered bazaar in the world
  • Istanbul won the title of European City of Culture in 2010

Find Your Perfect Istanbul Apartment

Where to Stay

Istanbul is a huge city with a vast array of accommodation options

The majority of Istanbul’s ancient monuments and historical tourist attractions are in the Sultanahmet district, or the Old City, including the Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace. An apartment in this area will minimise the need for using Istanbul’s complicated public transport system! Holiday apartments in the Galata district are perfect for those visiting Istanbul for a taste of its famously vibrant nightlife - this area, just north of Sultanahmet, is normally considered the city centre, and is packed with bars, clubs and restaurants. Take an apartment around the Taksim Square area to really be in the centre of things. The districts along the Bosphorus itself offer some great neighbourhoods for a city break - starting originally as a string of fishing villages, they still retain individual characters. Take a look at apartments in the Beşiktaş and Ortaköy neighbourhoods, and enjoy beautiful parks and woodlands, as well as royal palaces and gorgeous waterside views.

Things to Do

There are limitless things to see and do in Istanbul

Istanbul is an overwhelming city, with endless opportunities for things to see and do. There are some definite “must sees” however. Start at the Topkapi Palace, the royal seat of the Ottoman Sultans for over 400 years and then move on to the architectural masterpieces and symbols of Istanbul: the Hagia Sophia and the Hippodrome. The Hippodrome of Constantinople was the hub for sports and racing. The Hagia Sofia, regarded as one of the finest cathedrals in the world was formerly an Eastern Orthodox basilica, then became a mosque and is currently used as a museum. Both Christianity and Islam have left their mark on the place and the walls, paved with 30,000 gold tiles, are an incredible sight. Finally. head to the Blue Mosque, one of Istanbul’s biggest and most impressive religious site, with five minarets and a breathtaking interior with tens of thousands of tiles lining the walls and ceilings.

Eating and Drinking

Turkish food is one of the the world's great cuisines

Istanbul is packed with restaurants offering menus from every corner of the world, but Turkish food itself is one of the world’s great cuisines. Don’t miss out on some of these dishes during your city break. Try Kuru Fasulye, a dish of white beans served with rice, the Turkish equivalent to pasta and tomato sauce. Pide, a delicious flatbread, is a Turkish staple and usually served with a topping, such as soft cheese, meat and/or salad. If that sounds good then you’ll love Gözleme - a traditional Turkish pastry filled with roasted vegetables and meats then cooked on a griddle. The ubiquitous Lahmacun, a pizza-like street food, is on sale everywhere, with a variety of delicious toppings; and of course don’t miss out on the ultimate Turkish dish, the famous Doner Kebab - available all over the world, but best in Istanbul. As for the nightlife in Istanbul, Beyoğlu is famous as the district where clubs literally never close. Istanbulites love to dance, and you will witness every type on a night out, from belly to break!

Getting Around

Istanbul is a well-connected, modern metropolis.

Like many large cities, Istanbul’s public transport system can be confusing. We recommend that you invest in an Istanbulkart if you are staying longer than a couple of days. It is a plastic card the size of a credit card, which can be used on buses, trams, suburban trains, the metro and also the cross-Bosphorus ferries. It works on a “touch in” system and can be topped up at marked booths at all the major stations. If the transport system proves too much, then the ever-present taxis are good value and convenient (but be wary of drivers who take advantage of tourists by overcharging - keep an eye on the meter). Istanbul also has an interesting twist on the traditional taxi: the Dolmuş, or “shared taxi”, which carry up to 8 people. They travel on fixed routes, and only start driving when all eight seats are taken. They are more expensive than a bus, but cheaper than a taxi. Tell the driver “İnecek var” (pronounced “ee-neh-djek war”) if you want to get out before the end stop.

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OUR APARTMENTS HAVE AN AVERAGE SCORE OF 9/10! SEE WHAT OUR GUESTS ARE SAYING:

JUAN ESTEBAN
JUAN ESTEBAN
10 Excellent
July 2016
Lovely Apartment In Great Area

Very well located, very comfortable apartment is near tourist sites and you can reach them walking, and the manager is very kind and helpful and is very detail oriented, fully recommended, if I return to Istanbul I will surely stay again...

Smaranda
Smaranda
10 Excellent
June 2016
Ottoman Apartele Suites

It is a wonderful accommodation if you are looking for the local atmosphere and to get to really know Istanbul. Veysel is a nice, welcoming host and he gave me a few great tips on how to elude the "tourist traps" and how to find a few ve...

Paula (Stephanie)
Paula (Stephanie)
10 Excellent
June 2016
Sultanahmet - Istanbul, Tugra Suite

good organized and very friendly contact. Appartment was clean an close to any main attraction in the old city. Those love partying be adviced that area is at night times more laid back and you had to walk a minimum of 10-15 minutes for ...

ALI
ALI
10 Excellent
June 2016
Studio Flat at Taksim Square

Ergun is very friendly and try to provide any possible things ,the position is great location near Taksim square and all the transportation ,when I go next time I will book this flat .

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