Top 10 Things to Do in Istanbul

Tourist information and guide to top 10 best attractions & things to do in Istanbul, Turkey...


Things to do in Istanbul are endless. Istanbul offers great attractions and things to do for travellers.

Of course it is not possible to mention all the best things to do and attractions in Istanbul but here you may find the most fascinating ones. Eating Turkish kebap and visiting Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque & Basilica Cistern in Sultanahmet, visiting Grand Bazaar in Beyazit, Topkapi Palace in Sultanahmet, visiting Istiklal Aveneu, attending to a Bosphorus Cruise and Istanbul City Sightseeing Bus Tour, visiting Ortakoy and eating baked potatoes, visiting Galata Tower and Pierre Loti Hill in Golden Horn can be considered as the top 10 best things to do in Istanbul.

Below you may find the list of top 10 things to do in Istanbul.

  • Eat Turkish Kebab & Enjoy Turkish Cuisine in all districts of Istanbul

    Istanbul offers wide range of Turkish cuisine at the variety of well established, good and luxury Istanbul restaurants. The traditional Turkish cuisine is really worth a taste. Travelers may choose from a wide range of Turkish kebabs, mezes (starters) and dishes that are mostly based on meat. Also Turkish sweets such as baklava and Turkish delight are worldwide famous.
  • Visit Sultanahmet & Explore the Historical Sites Visit Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Basilica Cistern and around...

    Sultanahmet Sqaure, also known as Hippodrome is the most famous tourist area in Istanbul on the Historical peninsula. The Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, variety of Museums, the 4th century hippodrome, the Egyptian Obelisk, the Serpentine Column, the Colossus or Column of Costantine Porphyrgenitus and the rather kitsch German Fountain are the popular sights.
  • Visit Grand Bazaar & Make Shopping in Beyazit

    The Grand Bazaar (Kapali Carsi) in Beyazit is a shopping adventure that you won’t want to miss. A series of covered streets feature over 4,000 merchants all selling their products and wares. You can find anything here from boots and slippers to gold and silver jewellery.
  • Visit Topkapi Palace in Sultanahmet, Historical Peninsula

    Topkapi Palace is a magnificent oriental palace that is situated on a triangular promontory dominating the Bosphorus & Golden Horn. It was the residence of the Ottoman Sultans from 15th century to mid-19th century.
  • Visit Istiklal Avenue & Enjoy the Lively Atmosphere in Taksim

    Istiklal Avenue (Istiklal Street) is probably the most famous street and entertainment area in Istanbul. It is a long colorful pedestrian street full of all kind of shops, restaurants, cafes, street shows and it is located by the Taksim Square.
  • Attend to a Bosphorus Cruise from Eminonu, Kabatas, Besiktas, Kadikoy

    One of the more popular and fantastic forms of entertainment on your Istanbul visit is the Classic Bosphorus Cruise. The cruise begins slightly to the east of the famous Galata Bridge and continues to Anadolu Kavagi which is the Bosphorus’ entrance to the Black Sea making numerous sightseeing stops along the strait.
  • Attend to a Istanbul City Sightseeing Bus Tour from Sultanahmet, Taksim

    Attending to a City Sightseeing Bus Istanbul Tour is one of the best ways to discover and enjoy the beautiful Istanbul and also one of the best things to do in Istanbul. Touring is a great activity for the travelers. Typical Istanbul city sightseeing tour covers all the popular sights and tourist areas of Istanbul. City Sightseeing buses are the most original and comprehensive way of discovering Istanbul's main highlights and points of interest.
  • Visit Ortakoy and Eat Baked Potatoes (Kumpir) by the Bosphorus in Ortakoy

    Ortakoy Sqaure is a famous one located in Ortakoy, nearby the beautiful Bosphorus, Istanbul. Ortakoy Sqaure is popular with the young people and Istanbul sightseeing takers. There are variety of cafes, bars, restaurants and shops at the square. The lively nights at the weekends are also fantastic. Many locals prefer to buy baked potatoes from numerous cafes and eat their baked potatoes by the beautiful views of the Bosphorus.
  • Visit Galata Tower and Enjoy the Impressive Landscape in Galata, Karakoy

    Galata Tower is an old Genoese tower overlooking the beautiful Istanbul and has a luxurious restaurant at the top. Traveler may enjoy the excellent panoramic views of Istanbul, Golden Horn and Bosphorus.
  • Visit Pierre Loti Hill and Drink Turkish Coffee by the Golden Horn in Eyup, Golden Horn

    Pierre Loti Hill is a great leisure and tourist area in Eyup and one of the most popular sights and places to visit and see for both locals and tourists in the Golden Horn region of Istanbul. Pierre Loti Hill offers great views for the visitors. The hill is about 55 meters from sea level. Drinking your tea or Turkish coffee at the Pierre Loti Cafe and enjoying the beautiful scenery of the Golden Horn is a great activity at the Pierre Loti Hill.

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