Balat and Fener district in Istanbul

Balat district in Istanbul

Istanbul’s Balat and Fener districts are rich in history and are a part of UNESCO’s world heritage site list. Despite being ideal for culture vultures and history buffs, the Balat and Fener districts are often overlooked by tourists. The districts’ neighbourhoods were previously home to Istanbul’s Jewish and Greek Orthodox communities. The area had fallen on hard time with old,

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Kadikoy, Istanbul: TOP Things to Do and See 2022

Kadikoy Istanbul

Istanbul is famously split into two parts with the iconic city straddling the European and Asian continents. While both sides of the city feature incredible tourist attractions, it is the Asian half of Istanbul that has risen in popularity in recent years. On the Asian side of the Turkish city, you will find Kadikoy, a large cosmopolitan area that borders

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How to Avoid Tourist Traps in Istanbul

how to avoid Istanbul tourist's scams

Regardless of where you travel in the world today, you are likely to encounter tourist scams. Tourist scams can come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Some may be obvious, while others are layered. The ultimate goal is to fleece tourists of their money, possessions, or both. If you are planning a holiday to Istanbul, you shouldn’t be put

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Where to Stay in Istanbul for a First Time Visit?

Where to stay in Istanbul

On a holiday to Istanbul, you are likely to run into one major issue regarding accommodation. That issue typically surrounds which area of the famous city to stay in. Should you book a hotel or Airbnb in European or Asian side of Istanbul? There are a variety of hotel and apartment options in both areas, but the districts provide a

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Gülhane Park: history, photos, location, how to get

Istanbul is famous not only for it’s mosques and churches but also for it’s beautiful parks. There are Gülhane park, Emirgan and Yıldız park, and many others, with a lot of trees and flowers. Gülhane Park is a leafy oasis in the mega-tropolis of Istanbul. It can be difficult to find peace and quiet at times in the city. Istanbul

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The Most Beautiful Mosques in Istanbul: TOP-10

TOP-10 Mosques in Istanbul

Istanbul is located on the edges of Europe and Asia and connects the two continents. It is a travel destination rich in heritage thanks to its great setting. Istanbul’s architecture has been heavily influenced by its history. There are around 3,000 mosques in Istanbul. Each mosque plays a major part on the city’s culture. While there are thousands of mosques,

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Binbirdirek Cistern (Philoxenos) in Istanbul: history, open hours 2022

Binbirdirek cistern Istanbul

Binbirdirek is the second largest underground cistern in Istanbul, after the Basilica cistern. Istanbul’s famous Cistern of Philoxenos is situated between the Hippodrome of Constantinople and the Forum of Constantine. The subterranean man-made reservoir can be found in the city’s Sultanahmet District. The fully restored tourist attraction is open to visitors and is a must-see for historical buffs and culture

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Coronavirus in Turkey: Istanbul is open for tourism in spite of partial lockdown

Lockdown in Istanbul

These days you can visit one of the most beautiful and unique cities in the world — Istanbul — and enjoy your trip without crowds of people. Especially at weekends, when the city is under lockdown, the tourists can travel all around with no restrictions! Most of the museums, historical places and palaces are open for visit, with necessary measures,

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How to Get From Sabiha Gökçen Airport to Sultanahmet or Taksim 2022

From Sabiha Gokcen to Sultanahmet

Both the acquaintance with the city and the journey itself begin in the airport which is the first place guests are going to see after landing in Istanbul. Sabiha Gokcen Airport is the second largest airport in Istanbul located in the Asian part of the city. The Turkish low-cost carrier Pegasus is based right here. It is a fairly well-knit

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Where to stay in Istanbul for tourist: best places in 2022

Best places to stay in Istanbul

Istanbul is a huge metropolis, stretching across both sides of the world — Europe and Asia with some districts completely unlike the others and sometimes the attractions are very far apart. Therefore when choosing where to stay at, you should always think about how to waste less money and spare time. Choosing a non-touristic location or one far away from

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