Weekend Activities in Istanbul

Istanbul is a city like no other, spanning over two continents, where old meets new, traditional meets modern and history meets future.

You can pass by a glass facade of a high tower and you can see a thousand years old stone building on the same road. So, if you had have the chance to visit Istanbul either you spend your holiday or to start investment in turkey, allow yourself to get lost in this unique city. You may find your dream apartment for sale in Istanbul.

1- Take the hills

Istanbul is said to be built on seven hills. You can pick one and enjoy the great view of the great city; such as “Pierre Loti”, this hill offers perfect view of the Golden Horn. Also, it has many famous cafes and restaurants. You can go up with cable car from Eyüp.

2- Go on a Bosphorus Cruise

Bosphorus is a must-see in Istanbul, we definitely recommend you to go on an inspiring boat trip on Bosphorus to enjoy the seagulls and beautiful nature. You can cross to the Asian side of the city also by Bosphorus, how often can you visit two continents in a matter of minutes!  Also, you can Enjoy a tasty dinner and a traditional Turkish show with live music while cruising on the Bosphorus. It’s a great choice for an unforgettable evening of entertainment in Istanbul.

3- Time travel in the old city

A district where everything is historic from head to toe. there you'll find the must see Topkapı Palace, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Galata Tower and shop in Grand Bazaar. Do not skip these places even if you have only one day in Istanbul.

4- Dive with sharks!

If you are an adventurous type, you'd definitely love a shark diving in the biggest aquarium of Istanbul. Please keep in mind that you should be older than 14 and need a written permission from your family if you're younger than 18. This is a once in a lifetime experience. Exciting!

5- Swimming

Istanbul is a marvelous place for sea-lovers since it has shore to Marmara Sea and Black Sea at the same time. You might prefer to enjoy Bosphorus at one of the Prince's Islands shore or maybe jump into the Black Sea in Sariyer.

6- Attend the Ceremony of Whirling Dervishes (Mevlevi)

Discover the story of Sufism, learn about Istanbul’s present-day Sufi community and experience a Whirling Dervishes ceremony. you can find many places to witness this astounding spiritual journey.

7- Turkish Bath (Hamam)

You cannot visit Istanbul without experiencing the Turkish bath. Relax like you had never relaxed before, with hot water and getting a special massage. This centuries’ old tradition hasn't changed since the ancient Greek and Ottoman time.

8- Try water pipes and Backgammon

When strolling through the city, you'll see many gentlemen playing games. It’s Backgammon and you must give it a try. Look for a local café offering boards to use, sit down and order a Turkish coffee or tea and Turkish water pipes Shisha (nargile). Smoke and play! This popular game dates back 5,000 years.

9- Nightlife

There are tons of clubs and bars to go in Istanbul especially in Istiklal Avenue, Ortaköy and Beşiktaş, they are suitable for every taste and budget. Go out and party.

Last Updated: 4.2.2019 17:28:04