Istanbul fascinates its visitors with its magnificent beauties, historical monuments, palaces, museums, parks, and gardens, especially on the Bosphorus shores and the Historical Peninsula, and touristic districts and districts that combine modern, cosmopolitan, and historical city life.
The city’s unique silhouette is adorned with historical artifacts from Rome, Byzantium, Venice, and the Ottomans, as well as skyscrapers and modern structures that are symbols of modernism. Especially the Historic Peninsula and the Bosphorus coasts offer many attractions and beauties to their visitors.
Main Places to Visit in Istanbul
For those who love to visit and see historical places, the Historical Peninsula, which has been home to Egypt, Rome, Byzantium, and finally, the Ottoman Empire for centuries, and which contains many historical artifacts, should be visited. Many culturally and historically famous architectures
For those who like to see the lively and cosmopolitan city life, we recommend you to visit the Beyoğlu district, especially Galata and Taksim districts with their lively streets and nightlife. You can also visit Çukurcuma, Cihangir, and Karaköy, which are other touristic and popular districts, by walking from Taksim or Galata.
Bosphorus European and Anatolian Coasts
19 nautical miles, about 35 km. The Bosphorus, which is long and separates the continents of Asia and Europe, is one of the most impressive places in the world. Karaköy, Kabataş, Beşiktaş and Ortaköy stand out with their central location.
Places such as Kadıköy, Üsküdar, Beylerbeyi, Çengelköy, Kanlıca, Çubuklu, Anadolu Feneri, Anadolu Hisarı, Anadolu Kavağı and Beykoz allow you to have a pleasant time. We recommend you to join the Bosphorus Boat Tour, which is a very popular daily activity in Istanbul, especially for foreign tourists, to visit the Bosphorus and see it with city line ferries or private boats.
Places Near Istanbul for Weekend Vacation
There are many popular promenade places, sightseeing stops, districts and districts, and holiday resorts around Istanbul, especially as weekend excursions, vacations, and eating and drinking places. Prince Islands, Kilyos, Şile, Polonezköy, Riva, Ağva, and Belgrad Forest are examples of these places.