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10 Things to do in Istanbul
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1.       oeince
582 posts
 22 Jan 2010 Fri 06:20 am

I have moved from Istanbul to Ankara several months ago. I love Ankara. Its calmer, cheaper, more arranged and peaceful. However i miss sth. which you can not live in anywhere but Istanbul. Here is my list...Hope it also works as a suggestion list.

 

Route 1: Pass through Uskudar from Eminonu or Besiktas with boat. Be free while u are continentlessly...Sing and smoke alone on the bottom of the boat.

 

Have a long walk on the European coast of Bosphorus. Route 2: Emirgan-Yeniköy-Tarabya-Kireçburnu-Sarıyer-Rumeli Kavağı. Take a taxi here - Rumeli Feneri (Enjoy the view in the daylight)

 

Route 3: Emirgan-Balta Limanı-Bebek-Arnavutköy-Kuru Çeşme-Ortaköy (Reach Orakoy after the evening have a rest on the bench Order a Kumpir and tea)

 

Route 4: Ortaköy-Beşiktaş-Dolmabahçe-Kabataş-Tophane (Be a part of the city on the wide banquette in the middle of crowded trafic and hight walls of Çırağan and Dolmabahçe Palace, Kabatas Boys High School and Galatasaray University. Find the place that you can touch the waters of Bosphorus in Kabataş Order a Nargile in Tophane

 

Route 5: Kabataş-Cihangir-Taksim-İstiklal Street (You will get tired while you climb the steps but it worths to feel the older and elegance city. Order a coffee in Cihangir. Reach İstiklal on the sunset. Find Halvetia and eat extra delicious home made foods. Choose three different foods in one plate -same price- than Enjoy the night of İstiklal)

 

Route 6: Galata Tower-Karakoy-Galata Bridge-Eminönü-Gülhane-Sultanahmet-Beyazıt (See how human destroys a city while u look from Galata Tower, Eat fish in Karakoy, See the guys who catch fish in Galata Bridge and think that they are the luckiest residents of İstanbul, Go to Egyptian bazaar in Eminonü and understand what commerce is, Feel the calmness and simplicity in Topkapı Palace say "as dreaded as simple" Let someone disturb you in Sultanahmet becouse it worths to sit between Hagia Sophia and Sultanahmet Mosques. Try to feel the entellectual  background and history of the city. Witness a Friday in Fetih Mosque and visit Süleymaniye Mosque.

 

Route 7: Eminonu to Eyüp bu boat and walk to Pierre Loti. Feel the holyness of the city in Eyüp Sultan Square and mosque go there on Ramazan and see a Teravih prayer and especially morning prayer.

 

Route 8: Bosphorus tour by boat. Dont pay a lot just take the Municipalities boat. The same tour. Eat yogurt in Kanlıca drink old version of Yedigun. See the wonderful waterside residents. Sit on a bench in Çengelköy and feel like you are in the middle of the sea while you are on the land. And my favourite. Kuzguncuk. Very very little. Just sit there and turn back to your soul. Have 500 metres walk on İcadiye street and see a catholic an orthodox church, a synagogue and a mosque in peace on the same street. Fibd the restaurant which is famous with its cheese. BTW dont go after 500 m becouse upper sides of the street is full of dogs. Pass to Rumeli Hisarı from Anadolu Hisarı with the little wooden boat. Have a rest in Paşa Limanı.

 

Route 9: Tour of islands. Bicycle or Horse Car tour in Heybeliada.

 

Route 10: Join a trekking group and have a mountain walk from Kulindağ to Polonezköy. Enjoy the wonderful breakfast in the middle of the nature in Kulindağ and explore Polonezkoy at the end. See how they keep far away from the chaos of the city.

 

There are some more routes howrver its enough for now. What about your favourite´s in İstanbul?

2.       nifrtity
1806 posts
 22 Jan 2010 Fri 07:39 am

 

Quoting oeince

I have moved from Istanbul to Ankara several months ago. I love Ankara. Its calmer, cheaper, more arranged and peaceful. However i miss sth. which you can not live in anywhere but Istanbul. Here is my list...Hope it also works as a suggestion list.

 

Route 1: Pass through Uskudar from Eminonu or Besiktas with boat. Be free while u are continentlessly...Sing and smoke alone on the bottom of the boat.

 

Have a long walk on the European coast of Bosphorus. Route 2: Emirgan-Yeniköy-Tarabya-Kireçburnu-Sarıyer-Rumeli Kavağı. Take a taxi here - Rumeli Feneri (Enjoy the view in the daylight)

 

Route 3: Emirgan-Balta Limanı-Bebek-Arnavutköy-Kuru Çeşme-Ortaköy (Reach Orakoy after the evening have a rest on the bench Order a Kumpir and tea)

 

Route 4: Ortaköy-Beşiktaş-Dolmabahçe-Kabataş-Tophane (Be a part of the city on the wide banquette in the middle of crowded trafic and hight walls of Çırağan and Dolmabahçe Palace, Kabatas Boys High School and Galatasaray University. Find the place that you can touch the waters of Bosphorus in Kabataş Order a Nargile in Tophane

 

Route 5: Kabataş-Cihangir-Taksim-İstiklal Street (You will get tired while you climb the steps but it worths to feel the older and elegance city. Order a coffee in Cihangir. Reach İstiklal on the sunset. Find Halvetia and eat extra delicious home made foods. Choose three different foods in one plate -same price- than Enjoy the night of İstiklal)

 

Route 6: Galata Tower-Karakoy-Galata Bridge-Eminönü-Gülhane-Sultanahmet-Beyazıt (See how human destroys a city while u look from Galata Tower, Eat fish in Karakoy, See the guys who catch fish in Galata Bridge and think that they are the luckiest residents of İstanbul, Go to Egyptian bazaar in Eminonü and understand what commerce is, Feel the calmness and simplicity in Topkapı Palace say "as dreaded as simple" Let someone disturb you in Sultanahmet becouse it worths to sit between Hagia Sophia and Sultanahmet Mosques. Try to feel the entellectual  background and history of the city. Witness a Friday in Fetih Mosque and visit Süleymaniye Mosque.

 

Route 7: Eminonu to Eyüp bu boat and walk to Pierre Loti. Feel the holyness of the city in Eyüp Sultan Square and mosque go there on Ramazan and see a Teravih prayer and especially morning prayer.

 

Route 8: Bosphorus tour by boat. Dont pay a lot just take the Municipalities boat. The same tour. Eat yogurt in Kanlıca drink old version of Yedigun. See the wonderful waterside residents. Sit on a bench in Çengelköy and feel like you are in the middle of the sea while you are on the land. And my favourite. Kuzguncuk. Very very little. Just sit there and turn back to your soul. Have 500 metres walk on İcadiye street and see a catholic an orthodox church, a synagogue and a mosque in peace on the same street. Fibd the restaurant which is famous with its cheese. BTW dont go after 500 m becouse upper sides of the street is full of dogs. Pass to Rumeli Hisarı from Anadolu Hisarı with the little wooden boat. Have a rest in Paşa Limanı.

 

Route 9: Tour of islands. Bicycle or Horse Car tour in Heybeliada.

 

Route 10: Join a trekking group and have a mountain walk from Kulindağ to Polonezköy. Enjoy the wonderful breakfast in the middle of the nature in Kulindağ and explore Polonezkoy at the end. See how they keep far away from the chaos of the city.

 

There are some more routes howrver its enough for now. What about your favourite´s in İstanbul?

 

 I wish to visit Istanbul because it a beautiful city i was watching it on TV on the decumentary

programmes and series only because I have never go to I STANBUL

but i consider it as adream because it is majcal city

I hope to see it especially  Bosphorus and historical places and the old markets

in generll I hope to see all of places in Istanbul

3.       elenagabriela
2040 posts
 22 Jan 2010 Fri 07:56 am

 

Quoting oeince

I have moved from Istanbul to Ankara several months ago. I love Ankara. Its calmer, cheaper, more arranged and peaceful. However i miss sth. which you can not live in anywhere but Istanbul. Here is my list...Hope it also works as a suggestion list.

 

Route 1: Pass through Uskudar from Eminonu or Besiktas with boat. Be free while u are continentlessly...Sing and smoke alone on the bottom of the boat.

 

Have a long walk on the European coast of Bosphorus. Route 2: Emirgan-Yeniköy-Tarabya-Kireçburnu-Sarıyer-Rumeli Kavağı. Take a taxi here - Rumeli Feneri (Enjoy the view in the daylight)

 

Route 3: Emirgan-Balta Limanı-Bebek-Arnavutköy-Kuru Çeşme-Ortaköy (Reach Orakoy after the evening have a rest on the bench Order a Kumpir and tea)

 

Route 4: Ortaköy-Beşiktaş-Dolmabahçe-Kabataş-Tophane (Be a part of the city on the wide banquette in the middle of crowded trafic and hight walls of Çırağan and Dolmabahçe Palace, Kabatas Boys High School and Galatasaray University. Find the place that you can touch the waters of Bosphorus in Kabataş Order a Nargile in Tophane

 

Route 5: Kabataş-Cihangir-Taksim-İstiklal Street (You will get tired while you climb the steps but it worths to feel the older and elegance city. Order a coffee in Cihangir. Reach İstiklal on the sunset. Find Halvetia and eat extra delicious home made foods. Choose three different foods in one plate -same price- than Enjoy the night of İstiklal)

 

Route 6: Galata Tower-Karakoy-Galata Bridge-Eminönü-Gülhane-Sultanahmet-Beyazıt (See how human destroys a city while u look from Galata Tower, Eat fish in Karakoy, See the guys who catch fish in Galata Bridge and think that they are the luckiest residents of İstanbul, Go to Egyptian bazaar in Eminonü and understand what commerce is, Feel the calmness and simplicity in Topkapı Palace say "as dreaded as simple" Let someone disturb you in Sultanahmet becouse it worths to sit between Hagia Sophia and Sultanahmet Mosques. Try to feel the entellectual  background and history of the city. Witness a Friday in Fetih Mosque and visit Süleymaniye Mosque.

 

Route 7: Eminonu to Eyüp bu boat and walk to Pierre Loti. Feel the holyness of the city in Eyüp Sultan Square and mosque go there on Ramazan and see a Teravih prayer and especially morning prayer.

 

Route 8: Bosphorus tour by boat. Dont pay a lot just take the Municipalities boat. The same tour. Eat yogurt in Kanlıca drink old version of Yedigun. See the wonderful waterside residents. Sit on a bench in Çengelköy and feel like you are in the middle of the sea while you are on the land. And my favourite. Kuzguncuk. Very very little. Just sit there and turn back to your soul. Have 500 metres walk on İcadiye street and see a catholic an orthodox church, a synagogue and a mosque in peace on the same street. Fibd the restaurant which is famous with its cheese. BTW dont go after 500 m becouse upper sides of the street is full of dogs. Pass to Rumeli Hisarı from Anadolu Hisarı with the little wooden boat. Have a rest in Paşa Limanı.

 

Route 9: Tour of islands. Bicycle or Horse Car tour in Heybeliada.

 

Route 10: Join a trekking group and have a mountain walk from Kulindağ to Polonezköy. Enjoy the wonderful breakfast in the middle of the nature in Kulindağ and explore Polonezkoy at the end. See how they keep far away from the chaos of the city.

 

There are some more routes howrver its enough for now. What about your favourite´s in İstanbul?

 

 Thank you for yours tours; I have been in yours routes from points 1,4, 5, 6, 8 and Im waiting my next visit to Istanbul for the other else; I printed them and I will use as a guide-map.

4.       serev
7 posts
 24 Jan 2010 Sun 10:09 pm

nice routes...i will add yenikapı-kumkapı-samatya to the list. an oriental show shall be seen in kumkapı.

5.       TheJanissary
384 posts
 25 Jan 2010 Mon 11:47 am

+

Attending EuroAsia Marathon and walking or running from Asia to Europe. watching the bosphorus from the bridge.

 

euroasia

 

 

 



Edited (1/25/2010) by TheJanissary [the jan]
Edited (1/25/2010) by TheJanissary [jan]

6.       lady in red
6947 posts
 25 Jan 2010 Mon 11:58 am

 

Quoting TheJanissary

+

Attending EuroAsia Marathon and walking or running from Asia to Europe. watching the bosphorus from the bridge.

 

euroasia

 

 

 

 

Did you take part?

 

7.       TheJanissary
384 posts
 25 Jan 2010 Mon 03:31 pm

yes.

8.       Bea Blanchi
213 posts
 25 Jan 2010 Mon 06:07 pm

All of these routes sound wonderful, would love to do route 10 if ever I have a chance to go back to Istanbul one day.......can route 10 be completed horseriding? All the more pleasant...

 

Better get back to my running routine, would be great to complete the marathon! And I thought I only wanted to run the NY City marathon one day, now there´s another one to look forward (and train forward!) to!

 

 

9.       oeince
582 posts
 25 Jan 2010 Mon 09:06 pm

Bea, here is the photo of the mountain house in Kulindag.

Kulindag

 

Here is the link of some trekking groups,

www.trekist.com

www.yudosk.com

http://www.zirvedagcilik.org

 

And here is the link of the place where you can ride a horse in Polonezkoy

http://www.polonezkoy.com/dilacc.html

 

So just one thing left i guess. come and do!

 

BTW Samatya and Eurasia Marathon were unforgettable routes, thanks for reminding...

10.       yakamozzz
398 posts
 25 Jan 2010 Mon 09:17 pm

 

Quoting TheJanissary

yes.

 

so which one on those 3 photos are you? {#emotions_dlg.unsure}

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