Best Things to Do in Istanbul

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Ann's Travel Tips for Istanbul

What are the best places to eat and drink in Istanbul?

Rooftop Mezze 360 is a must visit. It is cosy, and the staff are attentive, worth a visit ot two.

What is the best tip for celebrating your anniversary in Istanbul?

Have fun. But be careful to negotiate fares when calling a cab or getting a taxi - the drivers rarely use the meter and can rip you off at the end of the journey if you're unaware of what you are going to pay.

Visited Istanbul in May

Photo Shoot Location: Karakoy to Galata Bridge

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Dijana's Travel Tips for Istanbul

What are the best places to eat and drink in Istanbul?

There is an old school close to the Blue Mosque that was converted to a coffee shop. You wouldn’t find it, unless someone points it out. A beautiful quiet oasis in the middle of the hustle and bustle!

What are the best things to do in Istanbul?

Hagia Sofia - go early in the morning or late in the afternoon and guess what - almost no tourists!

What is the best tip for solo travel in Istanbul?

I applied just regularly caution: dress modestly and you won’t invite unwanted attention. Also, be polite but firm with sellers when you want to say ‘No’ and they will respect that.

Visited Istanbul in September

Photo Shoot Location: Hagia Sophia & the Blue Mosque

Murat G in Istanbul for Flytographer


Mahr's Travel Tips for Istanbul

What are the best places to eat and drink in Istanbul?

Kevoc. Great food!

What are the best things to do in Istanbul?

Hagia Sophia visit at prayer time.

Visited Istanbul in January

Photo Shoot Location: Hagia Sophia & the Blue Mosque

Ufuk in Istanbul for Flytographer


Norr's Travel Tips for Istanbul

What is your best overall travel tip for Istanbul?

A visit to Istanbul is not complete without experiencing the steam-bathing of a Hammam i.e. Turkish bath!

Visited Istanbul in March

Photo Shoot Location: Hagia Sophia & the Blue Mosque

Murat G in Istanbul for Flytographer


Casey's Travel Tips for Istanbul

What is your best overall travel tip for Istanbul?

There's nothing like walking through the Istanbul at golden hour. The ancient buildings, the people, the sun setting on the colors. It's truly magical.

Visited Istanbul in July

Photo Shoot Location: Suleymaniye Cami Mosque

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Lamees's Travel Tips for Istanbul

What is your best overall travel tip for Istanbul?

We suggest not spending a full week in Turkey, travel and explore other cities if possible. And avoid winter season, it was freezing when we visited. Also, I don't recommend to use Airbnb for accommodation.

Visited Istanbul in February

Photo Shoot Location: Hagia Sophia & the Blue Mosque

Murat G in Istanbul for Flytographer


Belinda's Travel Tips for Istanbul

What is your best overall travel tip for Istanbul?

Too many to list, but will mention Chora Church, Hagia Sophia, the Grand Bazaar, the Spice Bazaar and Suleymaniye Mosque...

Visited Istanbul in April

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Murat G in Istanbul for Flytographer


Diana's Travel Tips for Istanbul

What is your best overall travel tip for Istanbul?

Put biggest tip is to get an “Istanbul Kart”. This is a card that you load up with money and you scan it every time you get in the team and or ferry! The card works for BOTH! Our hotel was nice enough to let us use theirs. All we had to do was go to a machine near the train and load it up with money and then we were able to get around easily. You need cash to be able to load it up but 20 Turkish Lira should be enough for several rides if you are solo and about 4 rides for 2 people.

Visited Istanbul in September

Photo Shoot Location: Hagia Sophia & the Blue Mosque

Murat G in Istanbul for Flytographer


Graysen's Travel Tips for Istanbul

What is your best overall travel tip for Istanbul?

There is this incredibe restaurant called Mikla, with the most delicious food and wine. It has a rooftop bar that overlooks the entire city, the perfect place to sit with a cocktail and look at the city lights.

Visited Istanbul in April

Photo Shoot Location: Rustem Pasha Mosque & the Spice Bazaar

Murat S in Istanbul for Flytographer


Tariq's Travel Tips for Istanbul

What is your best overall travel tip for Istanbul?

Food and more food ... Turkish food and deserts are the best

Visited Istanbul in April

Photo Shoot Location: Karakoy to Galata Bridge

Murat S in Istanbul for Flytographer


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