Most popular Villas in Istanbul
Highlights in Istanbul
- Impressive past
- Family destination
- Romantic getaway
- The biggest covered market in the world
- Breathtaking Mosque
Most popular amenities for Villas in Istanbul
Villas in Istanbul
Istanbul sits between Europe and Asia, connecting the Eastern and Western world. This sprawling city offers varied locations to explore the most important historic and cultural sites. This is the case of Sultanahmet, in the heart of the city, and is ideal also if it is your first time here. Staying on a budget? In Beyoglu you can find affordable villas and it is one of the liveliest districts. Do you wish to stay close to the best nightclubs? Get a villa in Galata, which is also part of Beyoglu, but with a distinctive flair. If you are travelling with the family look for your villa near the Grand Bazaar district. This is an excellent choice close to the big market and shopping areas.Find your holiday villa in Istanbul
Ranging from modern, urban, classic and rustic, Istanbul offers accommodations for all budgets and tastes. Find villas with enough room for your family, small ones for a romantic holiday with your partner and big ones for your group of friends. Plenty of activities, cultural visits and historic landmarks just a few steps away from your door are waiting for you in your new home away from home in Istanbul.
Travellers and activities
Istanbul is a fascinating city with a wide offering of entertainment, cultural visits, gastronomy, shopping and activities galore to be enjoyed with all the family. Go from Kanlica to Emigran on a water taxi or get on a vintage slow train of Taksim. And any better idea than a sweeping view of Istanbul, with all the buildings at the same height as your sight? Miniatürk displays reduced versions of Roman ruins , Ottoman Mosques, Byzantine churches making it easy for the children to explore. Visit Kidzania, Vialand or Jurassic Land.Istanbul for romantic holidays
A romantic weekend, a special celebration, a wedding anniversary or just a romantic getaway with your other half. Istanbul is a romantic city with lots of Turkish Baths to spend a quiet afternoon and pamper yourselves with massages. Have a treatment in AyaSofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam and feel revitalised. To spend some time watching the views, Camlica Hill offers great views of Istanbul. Light up the spark in a romantic dinner for two cruising the Bosphorus River.
Did you know Istanbul has more mosques than any other city in the world? A total of 3,113 to be precise.
Top 7 travel tips in Istanbul
Sultan Ahmed Mosque is a historic mosque containing Ahmed's tomb, a madrasah and a hospice. Why is it known as the Blue Mosque then? The name comes from the blue tiles surrounding the walls. Although it is a major tourist attraction, it is still used as a mosque so non worshippers will have to wait for half an hour during the daily prayers. The best entrance is from the Hippodrome, which is the same for non-Muslim visitors.2. Become a bargain expert
Feel like haggling a bit to get a good deal for that leather bag or the beautiful persian carpet? Go on a bargain hunting at Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar, the largest covered bazaar in the world. Browse the 60 streets lined with 5000 shops, 12 mosques and a wide array of eateries. Find the most delicate pieces of jewellery, leather goods, ceramics and Turkish souvenirs and start your adventure trying to get a good price for the goods. Can you bargain with these expert sellers?3. Visit the underground Basilica Cistern
The city is not just fascinating overground but underground too. The impressive Byzantine Basilica Cistern is a wonder of engineering that was used to bring drinking water from Bulgaria to Istanbul. Walk along the walkways where the dimmed lights and classical music create a unique atmosphere, romantic for many, spooky for others. Admire the columns supporting the ceiling and the fish swimming between them and, at the very end, the Medusa head used as a base of a column.4. Get the best panoramic views of Istanbul
If you want a 360 panoramic view of the city, The Galata Tower, with its nine story height, is the best spot to do so. Taste some of the Ottoman recipes like the Ottoman Kebab, or get a drink at the restaurant on the 9th floor and enjoy the views.5. Discover the city at night
Nightlife in Istanbul is lively and entertaining with every show and event bringing your hours of fun. Enjoy an open-air dance, a concert or a live performance while sipping your favourite cocktail. Dance the night away or just listen to the music.6. Discover some local history
One of the hidden gems that most people don’t know about is the Archaeology Museum, plenty of the world’s richest collections of antiquities. Admire the tiled Karaman Mihrab, the Tiled Pavilion, the Treaty of Kadesh or the sarcophagus of Alexander the Great. Your children will marvel at the model Trojan Horse!7. Discover Hagia Sophia
A splendid former mosque converted into a museum. This piece of art is one of the greatest architectural achievements standing in the middle of a nave and under the impressive dome 65 metres above your head. The spiral staircase is the access to the gallery, where you can see the Byzntine mosaics and all the mysteries about this splendid building.