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Vacation rentals in İstanbul

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Studio APT w/ Balcony - 1 Min Walk to Istiklal Str
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Entire rental unit · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 bath

Studio APT w/ Balcony - 1 Min Walk to Istiklal StrCOVID-19 Update: We are taking every precaution to deeply clean and sanitize the apartment prior to your arrival. Location, Location, Location! Just a few steps away from Istiklal Street, Şişhane Metro Station, Museum of Illusions, plenty of restaurants, cafes and bars. Galata Tower is 6 min walk away. There is a bar located on the 1st floor. The apartment is on the 3th floor and there is no elevator. Please note that we can arrange help to carry your suitcase if you request in advance.

Yellow Private Room in Historic Place in Istanbul
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Private room · 1 guest · 1 bed · 1 shared bath

Yellow Private Room in Historic Place in IstanbulThis place is renovated by us, and all the things are designed by us. In the place is living a co-host time to time. Her name is Nur. There are 4 Airbnb rooms, so you will be sharing it with other Airbnb guests like you. But your room is totally private . The building is a historic building about 100 years old and it is protected by goverment as a important historic building. It has quite history and with you guests will be added more history=)

Dublex with Sea View and Terrace in Old City
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Entire rental unit · 3 guests · 1 bed · 1 bath

Dublex with Sea View and Terrace in Old City....

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  • Pool
  • Free parking on premises
  • Air conditioning

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  2. Beyoğlu
Terrace studio flat with view next to Galata Tower
ﺩ.ﺇ120 per night
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  2. Beyoğlu
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ﺩ.ﺇ62 per night
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14 - Studio with Terrace in New Building
ﺩ.ﺇ56 per night
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1 BR In Balat - Old Jewish Quarter w/Terrace 04
ﺩ.ﺇ59 per night
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  2. Cihangir/Beyoğlu
Fantastic Bosphorus view / minimalist studio
ﺩ.ﺇ162 per night
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  2. Beyoğlu
Bohemian flat in the hip neighbourhood of Cihangir
ﺩ.ﺇ195 per night
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  2. Beyoğlu
Panoramic Bosphorus View · Dublex · Terrace
ﺩ.ﺇ512 per night
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  2. Beyoğlu
taksim golden point_102
ﺩ.ﺇ66 per night
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  2. Fatih
studio double room with kitchen
ﺩ.ﺇ59 per night
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1 BR In Balat - Old Jewish Quarter w/Balcony 03
ﺩ.ﺇ69 per night
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  2. Kadıköy
Residence in a magnificent location in Kadıköy
ﺩ.ﺇ111 per night
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Your House in Balat & More Than Expectation
ﺩ.ﺇ91 per night

Your guide to İstanbul

Welcome to Istanbul

Istanbul’s long history as a trading post and melting pot has made it one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world. At first glance, the evidence appears in the architecture of Neoclassical mansions, Romanesque apartments, Byzantine churches, and of course its iconic Ottoman mosques.

In the neighborhood of Sultanahmet, 1,000-year-old buildings and underground cisterns are a testament to the city’s enduring legacy. Throughout Istanbul you’ll find tributes to the past and an eye toward the future. Beyoğlu’s tangled alleys smell of fresh-brewed Turkish coffee, and trendy neighborhoods like Nişantaşı and Kadıköy boast a bounty of modern galleries and cafes. Yet in nearly every corner of this sprawling megalopolis, you’ll find hospitality as welcoming as in a small town, and people eager to share their stories over a cup of Turkish tea.


How do I get around İstanbul?

Istanbul Airport (IST) is the city’s primary hub. Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (SAW) is also easily accessible, and is ideal for domestic flights. Both airports are approximately 27 miles from the city center, and the fastest way to reach them is by taxi, which can take 35 minutes to over an hour, depending on traffic. Be sure to plan ahead, as roads can get quite congested during peak travel times. There is also the Havabus airporter bus that goes straight to Taksim Square (the metro doesn’t reach the airports). It’s easy to navigate the city using Istanbul’s robust public transportation network consisting of a metro system and buses. There are also plenty of taxis to get you from point A to B, though keep in mind that no rideshare companies currently operate in Turkey. The most scenic way to travel through Istanbul is via its ferry network across the Bosphorus Strait.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in İstanbul?

Though Istanbul can be visited year-round thanks to its temperate climate, there are some factors to consider. Summer is when the city is at its most alive and charismatic, but it’s also when the humidity hits its peak. July and August are the hottest months, making sightseeing most ideal in the mornings and late afternoons. The warm weather also makes for pleasant outdoor evenings. Spring is popular for its more temperate weather. In April, the city’s parks burst to life with colorful tulips, Turkey’s national flower, peaking at the annual Istanbul Tulip Festival. The fall sees a host of art and music events like the Istanbul Jazz Festival and the Istanbul Biennial, which always draw a chic international crowd. Winter brings cold, wet air with lots of rain and occasional snow flurries. However, temperatures rarely drop below freezing.


What are the top things to do in İstanbul?

Hagia Sophia

One of the most enduring symbols of Istanbul is the Hagia Sophia, a massive building that has seen many incarnations. Byzantine Emperor Justinian consecrated it as a church in 537; a thousand years later it was converted into a mosque, then declared a museum by President Atatürk in 1935. In 2020, it was converted back into a mosque. Today it’s free and open to all visitors, and revered for its stunning mosaics.

Basilica Cistern

This underground cistern is almost 1,500 years old and remains Istanbul’s largest Byzantine cistern. The cavernous space harks back to another time and dimension. A wooden platform stretches out over water teeming with carp; walk among its 336 marble columns, which were salvaged from old temples.

Princes Islands

One of Istanbul’s lesser-known features resides on the Sea of Marmara’s horizon, where an archipelago of nine islands makes an ideal day trip from the cacophony of the city. The islands are all car-free and lined with walking trails that wind through pine forests and lead to panoramic vistas and scenic coves.

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