Istanbul

“Istanbul is a historical city that confidently maintains its borders between Europe and Asia for millennia and as a result, you witness a medieval metropolis and the Modern Middle East. A second Rome; a city where you must most definitely roam and experience the cultural excitement that lie around each corner.”

Off the beaten path guide to

Istanbul

Places to See

Rainbow Stairs
Pürtelaş Hasan Efendi, Salı Pazarı Ykş. No:2, 34427 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey
Bosphorus Cruise
Open 24 hours
🚢
Alemdar Mah. Ticarethane Sok, Hakki Bey Ishani No:5/3, 34122, Turkey
Scenic river cruise and views of Istanbul
Hodjapasha
10AM to 5:30PM
💃
Hoca Paşa, Hoca Paşa Mahallesi Ankara Caddesi, Hocapaşa Hamamı Sk. No:3 D:B, 34110 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
Cultural folk dance show in a converted bath house
Koç Museum
Temporarily closed
Piri Paşa, Hasköy Cd. No:5 D:No:5, 34445 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey
Industrial museum of vintage cars, submarines and manmade objects
Sakıp Sabancı Museum
10AM to 5:30PM
Emirgan, Sakıp Sabancı Cd. No:42, 34467 Sarıyer/İstanbul, Turkey
Fine arts museum surrounded by gardens
Borusan Contemporary
11AM to 5PM
Rumeli Hisarı, Balta Limanı Hisar Cd. No:5, 34470 Sarıyer/İstanbul, Turkey
Modern art museum with a terrace view
SALT Galata
11AM to 5PM
🎨
Azapkapı, Bankalar Cd. No:11, 34420 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey
Art space, historical library and cafe

Places to Eat

Köşe Çeşme
Kılıçali Paşa, Samanyolu Sokağı No:9 D:3, 34427 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey
Meşhur Sultanahmet Köftecisi
Alemdar, Divan Yolu Cd. No:4, 34110 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
Kahve 6
Cihangir, KILIÇALİ PAŞA MAH. AKARSU CAD, Anahtar Sk. NO:13/A, 34433 Beyoğlu, Turkey
Walter's Coffee Roastery
10AM to 11PM
☕️
Caferağa, Bademaltı Sk. No:21, 34710 Kadıköy/İstanbul, Turkey
Breaking bad themed cafe
Agora
3 to 10PM
$
Alemdar, Cağaloğlu Hamamı Sk. No:6, 34110 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
Historical Ottoman themed tavern bar with food
Spago
3 to 10PM
$
Harbiye, Mim Kemal Öke Cd. No:35, 34365 Şişli/İstanbul, Turkey
Californian seafood speciality rooftop restaurant
Vefa Bozacısı
9AM to 12AM
🍵
Mollahüsrev, Vefa Cd. No:66, 34134 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
Traditional Turkish beverage shop
Nostra Casa
1 to 11:30PM
🍝
Küçük Ayasofya Mahallesi, Mustafa Paşa Sk. No:42, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
Italian restaurant with a rooftop terrace

Places to Drink

minimüzikhol
Cihangir, Soğancı Sk. No:3, 34433 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey
Mitte Karaköy
Kemankeş Karamustafa Paşa, Necatibey Cd. 66/A, 34425 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey
Sub Karakoy Hotel
Hacımimi, Necatibey Cd. No:91, 34425 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey
5 cocktails & more
1 to 10PM
Asmalı Mescit, Müeyyet Sk. No:5, 34430 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey
Cocktail bar
Mini Muzikhol
Temporarily closed
Cihangir, Soğancı Sk. No:3, 34433 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey
Alternate night club with electronic music

Places to Network

Places to Shop

Lifeist Çukurcuma
Cihangir, Altıpatlar Sokak, Çubukçu Çk. No-1a, 34420, Turkey
Souq Dükkan
Levent, Büyükdere Cd. No:185, 34330 Şişli/İstanbul, Turkey
Sentetik Sezar Vintage Store
Cihangir, A,, Pürtelaş Sk. No:1, 34433 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey
Shop go
Teşvikiye, Ahmet Fetgari No:62, 34365 İstanbul, Turkey
100% Istanbul
Firuzağa, Boğazkesen Cd. No: 69 kat:1, 34433 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey
Mekhann
Firuzağa Mahallesi Boğazkesen Caddesi , Tophane 32/A, 34425 Beyoğlu, Turkey
Bomonti Antique Bazaa
9AM to 6PM
Kuştepe, 34387 Şişli/İstanbul, Turkey
Flea market and vintage store

Luxury

Cağaloğlu Hamami
Temporarily closed
Alemdar, Prof. Kazım İsmail Gürkan Cd. No:24, 34110, 34110 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
Traditional Ottoman spa experience
Nusr-Et
🥩
12 to 8PM
Beyazıt Mahallesi Çarşıkapı Nur-u Osmaniye Caddesi Sandal Bedesteni Çarşısı, 34126 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
Steakhouse with a cooking show performance

Watch Out