Istanbul Off The Beaten Path

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Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Istanbul

  • 1. Asian side

    Çamlica means Pine Tree Hill. It is actually two hills: Küçük Çamlica which means Little Pine Tree Hill and Büyük Çamlica which means Big Pine Tree Hill. There is a large TV tower on the top of Büyük...

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  • 2. bosphorus boat trip

    Having a "Boat Trip" on The Bosphorus is one of the must's of a Istanbul visit as you will have so many options to start with ... Most tours usually start / end at the Karakoy and Eminonu ports,...

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  • 3. hammam

    This historic hamam in "Tophane" is one of Istanbul’s most beautiful and has only recently reopened after years of restoration. Contemporary "Turkish Hamams" find themselves in a difficult position....

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  • 4. Chora church Museum (Kariye )

    Chora Church was originally a Byzantine church, later it became a mosque and was known as the Kariye Camii, then it became a museum. Chora Church is well worth visiting as its walls are covered with...

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  • 5. Rumeli Hisari

    Rumelihisarı is a fortress located in the Sariyer district of the city on a hill at the European side of the Bosphorus. It gives the name of the quarter around it. It was built by the Ottoman...

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  • 6. old houses

    "Galata" was an important trade center between the years of 1267-1453 for the Genoese. Today The Association building, as the seat of the Chamber of Commerce was made by ​​the Genoese at...

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  • 7. Ortakoy

    Ortakoy is a neighbourhood, formerly a small village, within the Besiktas district of the city located in the middle of the European bank of the Bosphorus. One of the most visited spots of the city...

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  • 8. theodosian (city) wall

    The Walls of Constantinople are a series of defensive stone walls that have surrounded and protected the city of Constantinople, Istanbul ... With numerous additions and modifications during their...

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  • 9. Bosphorus zoo

    There is sort of a modern zoo 35km away from Istanbul....They call it bird paradise and botanic garden. But it is not easy to get there. First go to bus terminal 'ESENLER' (take a cab) , The bus...

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  • 10. smoking nargileh

    There are many places around sultanahmet to enjoy some nargileh. And when in Turkey, do as the Turks right? Try some nargileh, it is quite fun. Ask the waiter to demonstrate some tricks for you,...

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  • 11. the Roman Aqueduct

    The Valens Aqueduct (Bozdogan Kemeri) is a Roman aqueduct which was the major water-providing system of the Eastern Roman capital of Constantinople (modern Istanbul, Turkey). Completed by Roman...

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  • 12. Sunken Palace Cistern

    En las guias aparecen muchos sitios para visitar en Estambul, pero uno que no hay que perderse, aparte de los importantes, es la Cisterna de la Basílica de Yerebatan. La combinacion del sonido del...

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  • 13. Galata Tower

    Galata Tower , XIV century Genoese tower 67 meters height is a best place to see the sunset in Istanbul. From there you can see most of the areas of this huge city. Europe and Asia, the Golden Horn...

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  • 14. Yerebatan Sarnici: the Basilica Cistern

    Briliant place this...hugely atmospheric and really rather weird (because it was patently never intended to be looked at). Unfortunately, its presentation is a...

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  • 15. Sedefada

    Ferries only called at Sedefada in the summer. It had a big concrete slab of a beach from which you could swim . I think I only went here once. Our photos make...

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  • 16. The Princes Islands - Kinaliada

    We used to love taking a ferry out to the Princes Islands. There are five of them that you can reach by public ferry. The ferry calls first at Kinaliada, then...

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  • 17. Büyükada

    Büyükada means Big Island. It is the largest of the Princes Islands and the one that tourists are most likely to visit. Büyükada has some beautiful old wooden...

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  • 18. Şile

    As well as being able to get to the Black Sea on the European side of the Bosphorus at Kilyos, you can also get to the Black Sea on the Asian side of the...

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  • 19. The Pera Palace Hotel

    The Pera Palace Hotel is a historic hotel located in Beyoğlu. Beyoğlu used to be known as Pera. Its main street, Istaklal Caddesi, used to be known as...

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  • 20. The Whirling Dervishes

    The Galata Mevlevihanesi, is off the beaten track despite the fact it is right in the heart of Istanbul. It is located in Beyoğlu not far from the Tunel....

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  • 21. Heybeliada

    Heybeliada is the second biggest of the Princes islands. Its name means Saddlebag Island due to its shape. Half of it is under the control of the Turkish navy...

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  • 22. Burgazada

    Burgazada was our favourite island and we used to come here a lot. We would bring a picnic with us, climb up the island's hill and in summer swim in the sea off...

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  • 23. Yedikule

    Yedikule means seven towers. It is a large fortress on the European side of Istanbul.Yedikule is located in an area also called Yedikule. The fortress was built...

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  • 24. Kilyos

    Kilyos is a little village on the Black Sea. You can get here by taking a bus from Sariyer on the European side of the Bosphorus. On our last year in Istanbul...

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  • 25. Nuruosmaniye

    Located near one of the entrances of Grand bazaar, the Nuruosmaniye Mosque is considered one of the best examples of mosques in Ottoman Baroque style. It was...

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