City Guide Istanbul, Turkey

Visiting Istanbul

The only city in the world built on two continents, Istanbul is a unique link between east and west, the perfect guarantee that your visit will be a memorable one.

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Istanbul City Reviews

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    Beautiful Istanbul

    A city full of life both day and night. Beautiful people and amazing food. Each day is a delight to the senses. I have been to Istanbul 5 times and I keep coming back. I have fallen in love with the city.

    Insider Tip:Walk as much as you can and absorb the amazing beauty of the city. Eat the street food or better yet, buy groceries and cook. Go exploring without a destination in mind. Hop on a bus and ride the route.

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    Istanbul is an amazing and beautiful city. It is fun but there is also heaps of history you can immerse yourself in. Moreover, the people are super friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend Istanbul as a place to visit. Also, i will definitely be visiting Istanbul for years to come.

    Insider Tip:Make sure you take full advantage of public transport or walking around the beautiful streets. Also dont be afraid to ask people for help. The asian side (kadıköy in particular) is an amazing place to visit if you have time- they have delicious and cheap seafood.

  • 80%


    Lovely Stay

    I stopped in for 3 nights on the way back to the US from Iran. Very helpful and friendly staff. Atmosphere was ok - lots of people who were friendly enough, but no cohesion (i.e. outings were organized but no one participated). Very comfy stay. Would highly recommend.

  • 50%


    East meets west

    Interesting crossroads between Europe and Asia that translates into an interesting culture. Great sightseeing and cafe culture. Easy to walk from Taksim to Sultanahmet in about 80 minutes if the weather is good, otherwise there is a very comprehensive public transport system. Locals are very friendly and outgoing. Good food, good prices. Did not shop or party.

    Insider Tip:Stay outside of the main tourist areas for a better feel of the city and take advantage of good weather to power up and down the hills of the city. Don't forget the Asian side!

  • 100%



    I've always been fascinated by the history of Istanbul. Formerly named Constantinople by Constantine the Great, this magnificent city has a lot of history to offer! Enjoy it! Bask in it!

    Insider Tip:Check out the Archeological Museum, it will blow your mind. Of course, don't forget to visit Hagia Sophia.

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