Istanbul Ili Off The Beaten Path

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Istanbul Ili Off The Beaten Path

  • Asian side

    Istanbul Off The Beaten Path

    "Caddebostan" is located on the Asian Side of Istanbul and is a perfect area to have a walk at the beach side as being away from the city hassle ... Day and night, many people go there to jog, have a walk with their kids and dogs, for bicycle or just to have fun on grass and have their coffee ... Especially on weekends its a huge crowd. Special...

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  • bosphorus boat trip

    Istanbul Off The Beaten Path

    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, but here as an alternative I will suggest you to take a public bus from Besiktas and ride along the seaside about 30 mins till you reach Yenikoy and...

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  • hammam

    Istanbul Off The Beaten Path

    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. For centuries, these public bath houses were an integral part of Ottoman life. Islam places great significance on cleanliness and hamams were the...

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  • old houses

    Istanbul Off The Beaten Path

    "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 the beginning of 1300 years. The building is located across from the Chamber of Commerce building, a local board of directors consisting of 24...

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  • Ortakoy

    Istanbul Off The Beaten Path

    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 by locals and also by tourists due to its several aspects as nightlife, bars, restaurants, cafes, street vendors, shopping and so on ... :) Several...

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  • theodosian (city) wall

    Istanbul Off The Beaten Path

    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 history, they were the last great fortification system of antiquity, and one of the most complex and elaborate systems ever built. You can admire them...

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  • Chora church Museum (Kariye )

    Istanbul Off The Beaten Path

    Thats a beautiful park just across the Chora Church Museum, actually park is kindda newly opened up in 2011, very nice alternative to have a rest after the Museum visit ... Nice place also for the families w kids and several options for food and beverage needs .... :)

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  • Rumeli Hisari

    Istanbul Off The Beaten Path

    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 Sultan Mehmed II between 1451 and 1452, before he conquered Constantinople. The three great towers were named after three of Mehmed II's viziers,...

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  • Bosphorus zoo

    Istanbul Off The Beaten Path

    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 name is GEBZE KOOP number 3. Ask the driver to put you out. WRITE THE NAME DOWN WHERE U ARE GOING. The bus will stop under a bridge along the route. Walk...

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  • the Roman Aqueduct

    Istanbul Off The Beaten Path

    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 Emperor Valens in the late 4th century AD, it was restored by several Ottoman Sultans and is one of the most important landmarks of the city. The aqueduct...

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  • smoking nargileh

    Istanbul Off The Beaten Path

    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, chances are he's a nargileh pro, and might have some cool things to show you!

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  • Galata Tower

    Istanbul Off The Beaten Path

    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 and Bosphorus, the minarets of the grand mosques, sultan's palace, bysantine acqueduct, tile roofs of Beyoglu, new and modern suburbs, bridges,...

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  • Sunken Palace Cistern

    Istanbul Off The Beaten Path

    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 agua de la cisterna y de la musica clasica, junto a la luz tenue, te haran escapar por un momento del bullicio de mercados y las calles de Estambul....

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  • Balat Park on the golden horn.

    The long strip of green lawn along the golden horn shore is a nice place to just sit and watch the world go by. This is a neighborhood park for Balat families having picnics on its vast green lawns.There are lots of local activities going on in this park - lots of locals catching fish much like those ones on top of the Galata bridge, small fishing...

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  • Camlica Hill

    I'd say the Camlica Hill is an out-of-the-beaten path considering the distance of the place from the main highlights of Sultanahmet or Taksim.It's located in the Asian shore in the neighborhood of Uskudar.Camlica Hill is a local families retreat and really crowded during the weekends with picnicking families. Due to its really nice landscape and...

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  • The neighborhood of Balat.

    Balat is the neighborhood I've been wanting to find In Istanbul, just that I don't know it before. I just happen to wander around the area when I was looking for the Fethiye Mosque (Theotokos Pammakaristo Church).Balat is predominantly jewish quarter in the olden times. Beautiful old houses, lots of derelict houses, old mansions, very local...

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  • Eminönü

    The Galata Bridge crosses the Golden Horn into Eminönü and the mouth of the Bosphorus opens into the Marmara Sea. Topkapi Palace, the Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet Camii) and Hagia Sophia (Aya Sofya) stand up on the hill. Thus Eminönü is the main tourist destination in Istanbul. Its district Laleli is buzzing with hotels, bars and people from former...

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  • Beyoglu

    Beyoglu is a district of Istanbul located on the European side. It is separated from the old city by the Golden Horn. The district encompasses other neighborhoods located north of the Golden Horn, including Galata, and is connected to the old city center across the Golden Horn through the Galata Bridge and Unkapani Bridge. Beyoglu is the most...

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  • Fatih

    Fatih is one of the largest and central districts of Istanbul. It constitutes the old quarter of the city conquered by Mehmed II the Conqueror, it is also called as the "real Istanbul" or the "first Istanbul". Fatih sits within the Roman walls, is home to Fatih Mosque, the first prominent Ottoman mosque in Istanbul. Since it is the primary...

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  • Besiktas

    Besiktas is a district of Istanbul, located on the European side of the city, by the coast of the Bosphorus.Besiktas district council administers a number of key locations running up the Bosphorus on the European side and the land on the hills behind these settlements. Thus, the district includes some of Istanbul's best-known spots, such as...

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  • Galata

    Galata is located at the northern shore of the Golden Horn, the inlet which separates it from the historic peninsula of old Constantinople. The Golden Horn is crossed by several bridges, most notably the Galata Bridge. Galata was a colony of the Republic of Genoa between 1273 and 1453. The famous Galata Tower was built by the Genoese in 1348 at the...

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  • Üsküdar

    Üsküdar is a large and densely populated district of Istanbul, on the Anatolian shore of the Bosphorus right opposite the heart of the great city. It is directly opposite the old city of Eminönü and transport across the Bosphorus is easy by boat or bridge. Its promenade is lined with cafes and restaurants, the most famous and prominent of which is...

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  • Rahmi Koc Museum

    The museum is the first major museum in Turkey dedicated to the history of Transport, Industry and Communications.There are some interior exhibitions besides outdoor exhibitions. You ll see very interesting things at the museum and you can also see how TV, radio, engines, dishwasher etc. in general the machines are working while you're fascinated...

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  • Hidden places to stumble into

    With so many visuals and what seems like hidden door ways, Sultanahmet life can be found in the deep recesses of it's stone facades. Sometimes it takes getting to know people to find out that you have been walking past little treasures everyday on your way to some monumental sight. Well here my camera opens some doors.

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  • Black Sea Coast

    While there are numerous Bosphorous cruises to the mouth of the Black Sea, me and my friends made the drive up to this area. Passing a university along the way, as well as, new housing developments of the very upscale variety, we came into view of the Black Sea. Passing through a few fishing villages with boats and nets strewn about, we arrived to...

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  • Camlica Hill

    The great Camlica Hill stands about four kilometers east of Uskudar and can be reached by car. It is the taller of the twin peaks of Mount Bulgurlu, the highest point in the vicinity of Istanbul, 267 meters above sea level. It has a small teahouse in the midst of the pine grove which gives the peak its name.

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  • Bosphorus 6 Kilyos at the Black Sea

    Form Sariyer you can go to Kilyos by dolmus (a little bus). Kilyos is situated at the Black Sea. You can go to the beach or walk along the cliffs, ór both....However, good palce to be!

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  • Bosphorus 1 Waiting for a boat

    Instead of staying in Instanbul all day, you can do boattrips at the Bosphorus, the border between Europe and Asia. The Bosphorus connects the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea. On European side are stops at the castle Rumeli Hisari and Sariyer. Last stop is Anadolu Kavagi at the Asian side.

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  • Bosphorus 3 Anadolu Kavagi

    Me with Hannah and Nadir at Anadolu Kavagi. Hannah was a tourist from Finland and stayed in our hotel. Nadir, a very nice guy, worked at Hotel Neset. At his free days he was our guide.

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  • Just an alley

    Just a picture of an unknown alley in the old centre of Istanbul. Look at the washing between the buildings!

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  • the underground

    You must see here:"Yerebatan Sarayý"no need to talk about... just listen to the linking water and cut the ties from the madding crowd above

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