Destination Guide for Those Who Will Travel to Istanbul During the Summer
Being in the center of a magnificent view of the Bosphorus and its historical and cultural texture, Istanbul is a city where you can have an amazing time during summer as it is every season of the year. You may need to do a little research before traveling in this ancient city, which has many must-sees and many valuable districts and historical beauties. The reason why for that is the places to visit in Istanbul are quite affluent to fit in one single trip! Here are the most beautiful places to visit for those who are visiting Istanbul during the summer months…
Flavor and Culture Stop: Ortaköy
Located on the European side and connected to Beşiktaş, Ortaköy is one of the must-see places in Istanbul with its unmatched coastal view. The symbol of the district is Ortaköy Mosque. Another important cultural heritage of Ortaköy is known as Damat İbrahim Pasha Fountain, which was built in 1723. During your visit to Istanbul, you can visit this district, which synthesizes many different cultures with its mosques, churches and mansions and visit the historical streets of Istanbul. Don’t forget to eat kumpir with the Bosphorus view!
Discovery Tour on the Anatolian Side
Kadıköy, one of the most favorite places of the Anatolian Side, has a long coastline stretching from Haydarpaşa to Bostancı. In this culture-filled district of Istanbul, there are many places to visit such as Süreyya Opera House, Barış Manço Cultural Center, Kadıköy Haldun Taner Stage, Müjdat Gezen Arts Center, Opera and Theater Hall. You can visit art-filled venues and have a great time in Kadıköy. You can also shop in well-known streets and avenues such as Çilek Sokak and Bahariye and take a lovely stroll around Moda.
Kuzguncuk can be your next stop after Kadıköy on the Anatolian side. In the region, which is about 8-10 kilometers away from Kadıköy, big plane trees, beautiful mansions and wooden houses welcome you. If you desire, you can have a delightful meal in Kuzguncuk’s famous fish restaurants. If you want to continue your tour, you can go to Kanlıca, which is also a similar distance away. You can taste the famous yogurt ice cream of Kanlıca and enjoy the coolness in the sweltering summer weather.
Do not Leave Without Visiting Beyoğlu!
It is possible to define the Beyoğlu district as a small wonderland that contains many historical and cultural heritages. It is home to places that must be visited such as Beyoğlu Atatürk Cultural Center, Aynalıkavak Pavilion, Çiçek Pasajı and Galata Tower, which you must see during your Istanbul trip. You can take small art tours in Beyoğlu, be enchanted by the unique landscapes, or just enjoy the moment by strolling around.
Taksim, one of the busiest and most famous spots in Istanbul, is also located in Beyoğlu. This is a neighborhood that tourists/travelers enjoy visiting. You can visit this 24/7 vibrant neighborhood and collect great memories in front of the nostalgic tram that goes up to Tunel Square.
You can also visit Balat, which is 5-6 kilometers away from Taksim Square, while you are on this way. Here you can see the beauty of colorful houses, visit historical synagogues and antique shops. If you go to Balat, do not forget to see the Agora Tavern, which is the inspiration for many songs and take a photo at Merdivenli Yokuş!
Star of Beyoğlu: Pera Palace Hotel
Pera Palace Hotel was built in the late 1800s for the need for a luxury hotel to accommodate the passengers of the famous Orient Express, which makes its Paris-Istanbul flights. Pera Palace Hotel has an extremely important place in the history of the country as it is the first hotel in Turkey to meet European standards. The hotel, which has a fascinating view with its splendid architecture, takes you on a journey in time in its Art Nouveau style.
Witnessing an ancient history, Pera Palace Hotel has witnessed many historical miracles, including the foundation of the Republic, and has hosted many remarkable stories. Accompanying all the changes in Istanbul with thousands of guests from all over the world, Pera Palace Hotel continues to fascinate those who see it as a landmark.
Among the famous guests of Pera Palace Hotel, there are names such as Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Ernest Hemingway, Alfred Hitchcock, and Pierre Loti. Pera Palace Hotel, which has been the choice of both political figures and artists since the first day it opened its doors, succeeds in being the culture and art stop of the city by preserving its historical mission. The hotel brings together the art of opera, jazz concerts, art exhibitions and more.
Pera Palace Hotel, where you can attend various cultural events and traditional teatime, is also one of the most beautiful places to stay during your Istanbul trip. Pera Palace Hotel, which will conquer your heart with its unique location, historical texture, and eye-catching architecture, also offers a very comfortable resting environment.