11 Best Things To Do In Istanbul, Turkey

1. Galata Tower

Good morning from Istanbul! Head out to the Galata Tower, a medieval stone tower built on a hill overlooking the entire city.  

2. Colorful Balat

Balat is one of the oldest districts and the best-hidden gems of Istanbul. Colorful, quiet sloping streets with old beautiful wooden houses.  

3. Suleymaniye Mosque

Take a 7-min public bus ride from Fener towards our next stop: The Süleymaniye Mosque. 

4. Egyptian Spice Bazaar

A short 10-minute walk to the river through the lively streets of Istanbul brings you to the Egyptian Spice Bazaar.  

5. Secret Rooftop in Istanbul

Right before sunset, climb up the rooftop of Kubbe Istanbul. Harun, a friendly and welcoming man, is the owner of the well-decorated rooftop.  

6. Blue Mosque

The Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmed Mosque) is Istanbul’s most famous landmark.  

7. Hagia Sophia

From the Blue Mosque, we already see our next stop; Hagia Sophia.  

8. Topkapi Palace

Topkapi, an enormous former palace (now a museum) for sultans and their families.  

9. Colored House

Time for lunch! It’s a 4-min walk from Topkapi to Yerebatan Street, with houses painted in the most vibrant colors.  

10. Grand Bazaar

A visit to the Grand Bazaar must be on your list of things to do in Istanbul. 

11. Umbrella Street Istanbul

Karaköy, a charming neighborhood filled with places to eat, have a coffee, and enjoy the great atmosphere.  

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