Istanbul is a very crowded city with many kinds of people. This diversity creates a colorful atmosphere. Taksim is the main center of the Istanbul and you can find all kinds of people and places there. Istiklal avenue, which is in Taksim, is the most lively and dynamic street in the Turkey. If you want to have some fun party at night in Istanbul, Taksim is the perfect place for it.
If you are in Taksim and it is a bit early to start partying, you could consider to start drinking in a pub. You can start the night in a cozy place near the tunnel district. You can have some drinks in House Café, Café Pi, Asmalı Pera or at Publico. But if you are more interested to see some traditional drinks and places, you can go to Asmalı mescit or walk to Galata Bridge and have a rakı. And if you are going to drink rakı, it is recommended to try some traditional food with it.
After pre drinks, you can visit Tektekçi for some shots and warm up a little bit. The music and the people drinking outside and dancing will ready you to the night. After midnight, you can go to Küçük Beyoğlu district to go to a bar or go to music halls like Babylon, Indigo, Joly Joker. And finally, if you want a after party, you can go to Machine and dance like crazy!
Turkish cuisine has been mainly influenced by Ottoman, Mediterranean and Balkan cusines. In Istanbul, restaurants are mainly based on traditional Turkish food. But there are also many Italian, Chinese, French and American cuisine restaurants too.
Breakfast is very important in Turkish cuisine. Breakfast should include many variations and choices. It is common to sit a long time in the breakfast table. It is highly recommended to have a long breakfast around the Beşiktaş. The smell of the sea and the view of the Bosphorus will make your breakfast even more attractive. But if you don’t have time for that long breakfast, you can always choose “simit”.
For the dinner there will be many choices to eat. If you are interested in Turkish food and want to try, the most common ones are: döner, kokoreç, gözleme, kebap and lahmacun. And also if you are near Taksim, you can try the wet hamburgers which are famous in Taksim. After you finish your dinner, the best thing to do will be trying a dessert. If you go to Karaköy, you can find the most famous (and probably the best) Turkish dessert restaurant: Güllüoğlu. Baklava is the most favorite and must-try dessert in the Güllüoğlu.
If you want a calm and peaceful day in Istanbul and don’t know what to do, this is a guide for you to chill out in Istanbul.
Let’s start our journey from the Anatolian side of the Istanbul which is less crowded compared to European side. Moda, in Kadıköy is a very peaceful place to walk near the beach and to lay down under a tree and relax. After enjoying the sun in Moda beach, it is a good idea to go to Bağdat street and do shopping. It is a long street to walk slowly and check out the shopping markets. After finishing the route and the shopping session, you can take a ferry to the European side.
If the weather is good, it is always a good idea to sit outside of the ferry and watch the seagulls trying to catch the “simit” people throwing. After you arrive to Karaköy with ferry you can go to Istanbul Modern and enjoy some art. If it makes you tired to walk in the museum, drink a Turkish coffee nearby the Tophane. In the café’s of Tophane, there is one more famous thing besides Turkish coffee: shisha. If you are a tobacco lover, you might consider trying shisha with different flavors.
Kadıköy, is on the coziest places in Istanbul. Unlike Taksim, Kadıköy is not full of tourists and not crowded as much as Taksim. But definitely it is a place worth to see in Istanbul if you like cozy and friendly places.
Kadıköy, is the center of the Anatolian side of Istanbul. It is full of nice and friendly people and pubs to chill. If nightlife means drinking and chatting instead of dancing and partying for you, you can count on Kadıköy.The symbol of the Kadıköy is a bull which is a statue located in a central area. The bull is most known trademark of Kadıköy. So you can consider taking a photo with it like every tourist in Kadıköy.
For the younger generation, the heart of the Kadıköy is the bars street where the Rexx cinema is. If you want to drinks some beers and meet new people, you can always take a look at this street. But there are new 2 pubs which changed that tradition. Zeplin and AYI are the pubs below the bars street. After they have built, the crowd in the bars street split and moved on there. Zeplin and AYI are now the most popular bars in Kadıköy and an alternative of the bars street.
There are so many beautiful places around Taksim can be visited. One of these historic buildings and structures with moving Karakoy!You can use the historic tram” Tunnel” in Karaköy. In the direction of the tunnel to Karaköy, Galata Tower can also walk down to follow. And return two different ways to do that prefer to explore the opportunity of two ways.
Walking the path of many handmade souvenir shops will be waiting for you. Here nice for yourself and your loved ones can buy souvenirs. Many interesting shops are waiting for you here. Many cafes, old stamps shops, second hand shops, handmade souvenir shops, music stores and many more places may encounter on this journey. To the side-streets of Karaköy, Tophane opened many new cafes.
These cafes are usually restored the old, historic building in the rooms. The prices of these cafes is quite stylish looking very convenient. You can reach this cafe through French Pass. Separate with a common courtyard is a nice cafe in all seasons. From Karaköy to Eminönü toward the Galata Bridge, you pass beneath the fish market that also meet. Dozens of fishing shacks in the fish market where restaurants are also available. Here you can taste the delicious fish Karaköy. After touring the historic buildings in Karaköy to Taksim again can return easily.
This intermediate in Taksim and Istiklal Street opened many new burger and hot dog. One of them is the majestic building of the tunnel cross-filed with the Shake Shack. Shake Shack opened in August this summer, a world-famous hamburger chain. Taksim first branch, opened in Tunnel Shake Shack, since the day it opened young – old seeing great interest by everyone. You can taste the delicious hamburger variations here.
Shake Shack burger is not just a classic three varieties, catering to all tastes can find many different flavors. Mano a few years, serving delicious burgers with the charming restaurant is gaining quite popular especially among the young. Asmalı Mescit’s having an inlet and a tiny serving of Mano Burger, homemade burgers were quite tasty. Mano Burger, which is open until late, any time you can go. Asmalı Mescit’s hanging in coffee shops, bar-hopping, after quite pleasant bite to eat at Mano Burger. With friendly staff and delicious burgers Mano Burger, gaining the admiration of everyone.
Again, located in Asmalı Mescit’s New Frank, is gaining appreciation with a delicious hot dog. New Frank cheddar cheese and a special sauce on a hot dog can taste. New Frank the Asmalı Mescit restaurant with a small but warm in the mosque waiting for you one of the alternative locations. New Frank de Manon such as burgers, open until late. Any time you can go and taste the hot dog.
There are many stores where you can shop in Taksim. World famous brands are so many shops to local shops every day and around Istiklal Avenue is opening its doors to customers. In Cihangir, Galata and the hand-made souvenir shops, second hand shops, antique dealers and many options are available. As an alternative to these seeing considerable interest in the passage of the blind alley Terkos.
Passages found in small and affordable products are sold to shops, stalls reminiscent of passages that extend beyond the market is quite affordable products are sold. Generally imitations of famous brands or products that are exported to more than gaining the admiration of everyone. Passage Terkos women, men, children, everyone can find something for himself. Terkos Passage, as well as quite still located at Istiklal Street and Beyoglu, which is quite close to Terkos Passage is one of the places where you can buy alternatives. Here, just as Terkos Passage products with reasonable prices and nice attention.
3 floors with a large passage Passage in Beyoglu, you can find products that appeal to everyone. In these passages able to find the latest fashion and design trends. Affordability can see in big stores to find products possible through this passage. Everyone lauded this alternative shopping venues of Galatasaray High School is located within the passage below. Appeals to people of all tastes models available in these stores. It is recommended to take a look.
İstanbul is a great city. With 20 million people, lots of colors and religions combined together, has lots of opportunities, a wonderful restaurant culture. İf you are new in this city, you should know the best restaurants, and how to find a good one. Here are some details for you.
First of all, you may find the cheapest restaurant and the most expensive one, if you have normal income or you are rich. You should try the foods on the streets. Delicious, but may not be very healty. But, worth to try. And of course, you know the kebab culture of Turkey. Try Adana Kebab. Also, İskender kebab is very delicious, you will love it.
Choose old restaurants, some of them has been run till 1930 or 1950, these kind of places are the experts of taste. Small places with minimum decoration are cool, they care about taste too. Turkish cuisine is focused on meat, you may find lots of meat dish species. Also, mediterranean kitchen is cool, very delicious cuisine made of olive oil. Mediterranean people live long, with the miracle of amazing olive oil. Try fish restaurants, you may order rakı, the traditional drink of Turkey and enoy the amazing table, some restaurants may be expensive, but worth to see the culture.
Used are quite popular these days you can also join on a shopping spree. Taksim and around the many antique shops and second hand shopping is waiting for you. In particular, you can find second hand books Aslıhan Passage is located across the street from Galatasaray High School, second-hand books suitable for the ideal venue. Excerpts available in many booksellers.
Seeking all types of books and magazines that you can buy at affordable prices from booksellers. Books, as well as second hand clothing, vintage clothing has become quite popular with fashion. Fashion in the 80th and 90th due to return to the second-hand store was quite does the job. Both affordable and popular products that contain these stores Galata, Cihangir and Karaköy can find around. Usually from the internet selling shops in this beautiful sweater, winter jackets, skirts, pants and eyewear, watches, wallets are also available as accessories. Like with affordable prices of the products you can buy here.
Besides Taksim Taksim Bomonti only a few stops away, a place famous for its flea market in Feriköy. Sunday Flea Feriköy established, as well as second-hand clothes second hand goods market where you can buy a pretty nice. From here you can comfortably reach Taksim. Second-hand clothes and valuables from Feriköy can buy.
if you’re tired of Taksim, Istiklal Street and Asmalımescit colorful, noisy and crowded places Cihangir’s warm, charming and bohemian cafes can visit. All of them are quite affordable, friendly cafes this beautiful and different places. Listen to alternative music venues here, you can visit the beautiful streets of Cihangir. Second-hand goods are quite popular these days for fashion can also visit Cihangir.
Here many available second-hand clothes shop and antique shops. Vintage clothing is quite popular in this period of fashion affordable shops located in Cihangir sightseeing options you can look appropriate. Districts of coffee that is one of the most admired and often referred to as Ivy Coffee Jahangir’s famous coffee-house, please visit Firuzağa. This popular coffee shop located at the bottom end of the street and the mosque, the newspaper while sipping your tea or coffee, you can spend a day mixing serene and beautiful. Firuzağa quite crowded at any time of day coffee, are among the places frequented by celebrities. Firuzağa quite admired by everyone coffee, Cihangir’s most popular, is one of the makeshift venues.
After a peaceful day in Cihangir, 5, 10 minutes walk from Istiklal Street, the bustling and energetic atmosphere can return. In the crowded city to relax and take a breath you can immerse yourself in the peaceful atmosphere of Cihangir. Much loved by the people here, do not forget to feed the cats Cihangir.