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

  • 90%


    Get to aga Sophia and tokapi palace early to avoid the crowds! Cistern is really cool to see. Going across to the Asian side gives great views!

    Insider Tip:Prince's island is a great day trip away from the hustle and bustle. Nice ferry ride and if you come back late afternoon you get a lovely sunset and view of the city lights.

  • 100%



    If you're having second thoughts don't because this place has the greatest vibe ever! It will keep you wanting to come back for more.

  • 80%



    I liked Istanbul from an aesthetic point of view a lot, but as a lone blonde female, attracted a lot of unwanted attention almost constantly, almost every female foreigner I met had a similar experience. Might not be a bad idea to make friends with a couple guys to tour the bazaars, but it isn't anything to worry about. Try real Turkish coffee!

    Insider Tip:No need for Starbucks in Turkey, go for the legit Turkish coffee from street vendors.

  • 100%


    Unlike anything else you've seen

    Istanbul was an incredible city, unlike any other place I've seen (for the most part). The people of the city are constantly moving and there are beautiful views all over the place. The best is visiting the mosques and especially visiting Hagia Sophia (which is why I went in the first place). Really cool place, great experience.

    Insider Tip:Go to Hagia Sophia! I didn't try it, but treat yourself to a turkish bath, I've heard good things.

  • 90%


    Istanbul is by far my favorite place

    I have had the opportunity to visit many places this year since I am living in Europe, and Istanbul has by far been my favorite (tied with Budapest). The city is so alive, culture and colors everywhere! If you haven't been I highly recommend it, you won't regret it!

    Insider Tip:People selling things in the touristy areas can be kind of aggressive, ignoring them is the best option, second best is a wave of the hand to enforce your "no I'm not interested". I also recommend going in the off season, it is still warm and there are a LOT less people, I hate lines so this was ideal for me.

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