Fun things to do in Istanbul

  • Horse Carriages, Fayton, Burgaz Island, Ist, TR
    Horse Carriages, Fayton, Burgaz Island,...
    by TrendsetterME
  • Sultan Ahmet Mosque - Blue Mosque, Istanbul, TR
    Sultan Ahmet Mosque - Blue Mosque,...
    by TrendsetterME
  • Hagia Sophia - Ayasofya
    by smirnofforiginal

Most Viewed Things to Do in Istanbul

  • Ken-out-of-Bath's Profile Photo

    View from the Top!

    by Ken-out-of-Bath Updated Apr 4, 2011

    The bar and restaurant on the roof of the Anemon Galata Hotel is a great place to enjoy a meal or a drink after work, the views are wonderful.

    You can see the top of the Galata tower on one side and views of the city's Mosques on the other.

    The best time to visit is just before sunset until the sky turns dark.

    The Galata Tower Night view Istanbul
    Related to:
    • Luxury Travel
    • Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
    • Architecture

    Was this review helpful?

  • Shopping+carpets

    by samer2008 Written Nov 2, 2008

    MANY THANKS TO ALL OF YOU your replies were very useful and I will try to make it happen well one last thing concerning shopping and carpets where is the best location to make shopping at Istanbul?

    Thanks again

    Was this review helpful?

  • neodue's Profile Photo

    STONES WITH ARMENIAN SCRIPTS IN NARLIKAPI

    by neodue Written May 10, 2008

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    I found those stone in the garden of the SURP HOVANNES ARMENIAN CHURCH.Those stones
    look like gravestone but it s not related with the church.They do not keep te stones
    and give care them.Grave stones left in the park front of the Sea walls of Istanbul.
    If you can read armenian please check the scripts.What are they writing?

    ANOTHER SCRIPT ON THE GRAVESTONES GRAVE STONES ARMENIAN SCRIPTS ON THE STONES GRAVESTONES  IN THE PARK SUPR HOVANNES CHURH IN NARLIKAPI

    Was this review helpful?

  • Mikivoyageur's Profile Photo

    Where Europe & Asia fall in love with eachother.

    by Mikivoyageur Written Dec 22, 2006

    We've taken a boat to do a little cruise and to cross to the Asian side. The criuse was fantastic, the landscapes great and the typical Turkish tea very tasty... I won't ever forget it! À propos, the first person I've met in Asia when we were leaving the boat, was a blond and blue eyed Turkish boy who was fishing and said to us "Good afternoon" in a perfect English... It was in Asia, even though he could be from Latvia, for example.

    Between Europe and Asia With my tea In the Asian side One of the pics taken from the boat
    Related to:
    • Cruise
    • Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
    • Historical Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • benazer's Profile Photo

    I am in Istanbul...

    by benazer Updated Aug 4, 2006

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    I have reached out and Touched this city,everything is so good ,except the keyboard at this internet cafee,i will edit when i get back to London.
    Listening to some Turkish songs as i write this.
    Pictures and tips later.

    A floatinghotel in Istanbul

    Was this review helpful?

  • pabertra's Profile Photo

    Check Out Istanbul from the Air

    by pabertra Updated Oct 28, 2004

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Although I normally prefer an aisle seat I would have fought to have had the window seat on the flight into Istanbul. The city is SO blue and so beautiful with the lovely Sea of Marmara and the sizeable Black Sea both in view as you edge closer to the airport.

    Aerial Istanbul

    Was this review helpful?

  • travelife's Profile Photo

    Touring Bosphorus 18

    by travelife Updated May 21, 2004

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    I met Marta and Monica from Canary Island on the way to.. we climbed up the hill together had a good meal at the fish-restaurent and had a lot of talking on the way back. The trip also gives an opportunity to know some fellow travellers. But sometimes the ferry is too crowded to move around.

    Bosphorus

    Was this review helpful?

  • manuelEB's Profile Photo

    ...

    by manuelEB Updated Sep 22, 2003

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Istanbul is a wonderful city, and the pictures only tell half of the story. I hope you are enjoying browsing through these Istanbul pages as much as I enjoyed my trip and as much as I am enjoying going through my memories to write the accompanying tips. Please, come back soon, you will find new information in your next visit.

    You must be very active in learning a bit about other cultures and abandoning those false supremacy poses...You won't become better - too late for you- but perhaps in two or three generations your specie will be extinct.

    Was this review helpful?

  • manuelEB's Profile Photo

    busiest street

    by manuelEB Updated Sep 22, 2003

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    If we have to give it a name in Japanese to this street, we will say "ikokujin dori": i stands for strange, koku for country and jin for person. The literal translation is then: "alliens street". It crack me up every time I queue in front of the "alliens" passports windows in inmigration, especially when my make-up start to melt and my green skin comes to surface.

    You will see the venues for Foreign countries embassies along the street. I remember the Swedish gates were beautiful.

    You must be very active in learning a bit about other cultures and abandoning those false supremacy poses...You won't become better - too late for you- but perhaps in two or three generations your specie will be extinct.

    Was this review helpful?

  • manuelEB's Profile Photo

    I AM LISTENING TO ISTANBUL (1)

    by manuelEB Updated Sep 19, 2003

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    I am listening to Istanbul, intent, my eyes closed;
    At first there blows a gentle breeze
    And the leaves on the trees
    Softly flutter or sway;
    Out there, far away,
    The bells of water carriers incessantly ring;
    I am listening to Istanbul, intent, my eyes closed.

    Related to:
    • Budget Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • manuelEB's Profile Photo

    Busiest street in Istanbul

    by manuelEB Updated Sep 19, 2003

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Oiran (Geisha_Girl) is helping me

    She said: Until you have time to write about Istanbul, let the "serious" travellers about the poetry that this city has inspired. She foud for a me these verses by Orhan Veli Kanik...Hope you enjoy them

    I do apologize. Just have noticed that bymistake I delete a segment of the poetry. I will check my files and will put it together again,

    Women ass-ets
    Related to:
    • Budget Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • manuelEB's Profile Photo

    ...

    by manuelEB Updated Aug 17, 2003

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Istanbul is a wonderful city, and the pictures only tell half of the story. I hope you are enjoying browsing through these Istanbul pages as much as I enjoyed my trip and as much as I am enjoying going through my memories to write the accompanying tips. Please, come back soon, you will find new information in your next visit.

    Was this review helpful?

  • manuelEB's Profile Photo

    ...

    by manuelEB Updated Aug 17, 2003

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Istanbul is a wonderful city, and the pictures only tell half of the story. I hope you are enjoying browsing through these Istanbul pages as much as I enjoyed my trip and as much as I am enjoying going through my memories to write the accompanying tips. Please, come back soon, you will find new information in your next visit.

    Was this review helpful?

  • manuelEB's Profile Photo

    ...

    by manuelEB Updated Aug 17, 2003

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Istanbul is a wonderful city, and the pictures only tell half of the story. I hope you are enjoying browsing through these Istanbul pages as much as I enjoyed my trip and as much as I am enjoying going through my memories to write the accompanying tips. Please, come back soon, you will find new information in your next visit.

    Was this review helpful?

  • manuelEB's Profile Photo

    ...

    by manuelEB Updated Aug 17, 2003

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Istanbul is a wonderful city, and the pictures only tell half of the story. I hope you are enjoying browsing through these Istanbul pages as much as I enjoyed my trip and as much as I am enjoying going through my memories to write the accompanying tips. Please, come back soon, you will find new information in your next visit.

    Was this review helpful?

Istanbul Hotels

See all 2118 Hotels in Istanbul

Latest Istanbul Hotel Reviews

Pera Palace Hotel
Great (4.0 out of 5.0) 7 Reviews
Golden Age 1 Hotel
Bad (2.0 out of 5.0) 4 Reviews
InterContinental Ceylan Istanbul
Great (4.0 out of 5.0) 9 Reviews
Grand Hyatt Istanbul
Excellent (4.5 out of 5.0) 4 Reviews
Crystal Hotel Istanbul
Good (3.0 out of 5.0) 4 Reviews
Golden Age 2 Hotel Istanbul
Great (4.0 out of 5.0) 1 Review
Grand Ons Hotel
Good (3.0 out of 5.0) 2 Reviews
Grand Halic
Pleasant (2.5 out of 5.0) 5 Reviews
Empress Zoe
Best (5.0 out of 5.0) 7 Reviews
Hilton Istanbul
Great (4.0 out of 5.0) 8 Reviews
Conrad
Great (4.0 out of 5.0) 10 Reviews
Surmeli Istanbul Hotel
Bad (2.0 out of 5.0) 1 Review

Instant Answers: Istanbul

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

32 travelers online now

Comments

Istanbul Things to Do

Travel tips and advice posted by real travelers and Istanbul locals.
Map of Istanbul