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Vacation rentals in İstanbul

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Fantastic Bosphorus view / minimalist studio
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Entire rental unit · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 bath

Fantastic Bosphorus view / minimalist studioLocated at the heart of Cihangir/Beyoglu (hip and trendy area in Istanbul full of cafes, restaurants, bars and galleries) this 30m2 flat with great view is 2 minutes walk to sea side & tramway, 10 minutes walk to Taksim city centre & subway. Designed with nordic style furnitures and objects, this bright apartment is very functional, clean, quiet and safe. Surrounded with big windows, it's like a terrace house. it accommodates 2 people, has fully equipped kitchenette+Smart TV+Free Wi-Fi + AC

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.

Ozcans Pera Flats 6
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Entire rental unit · 4 guests · 3 beds · 1 bath

Ozcans Pera Flats 6Our place, a historical building, is centrally located in Beyoglu which is in the historical area of Istanbul. The place is 10 min walk away to Istiklal Street, bars, traditional restaurants, and night clubs. It is also very close to most important historical places such as Eminonu, Sultanahmet.Easy access to public transportation (Metro, bus, tram, and boats.). It is located in the residential area. So it is important to be quite after 10 pm. We give free weekly cleaning and laundry service.

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2 BR Apt with Turkish Bath in Taksim Square,️、️ ️
$64 per night
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Exposed Brick & Elegant View @Heart of Istanbul
$50 per night
  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Beyoğlu
Renovated apartment at heart of Istanbul w/terrace
$59 per night
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Modern Suites
$68 per night
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Comfortable Apartment Sultanahmet
$64 per night
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Dublex with Sea View and Terrace in Old City
$59 per night
  1. Entire condominium (condo)
  2. Beyoğlu
Cozy big room near Taksim R6- Home design
$26 per night
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  1. Entire serviced apartment
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$19 per night
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Studio in Old City Center - Purple 1st Floor
$47 per night
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1 BR In Balat - Old Jewish Quarter w/Terrace 04
$21 per night
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1 BR In Balat - Old Jewish Quarter w/Balcony 03
$19 per night
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  2. Beyoğlu
Modern Peaceful Stay W/ Sea View and Terrace!
$71 per night

Top-rated things to do in İstanbul

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  • Istanbul Old City Tour with Highlights
    1- If the tour you want to join is not on the date and time you want, I can rearrange the tour for you if you send a message. 2- I am exempt from curfew because I have a professional license. For this reason, I am authorized to tour every day of the week :) This is the ultimate tour for first time visitors to Istanbul. We visit the most fascinating sights of historical Istanbul (Sultanahmet area) in this specially curated one day tour that provides the perfect introduction to the old city. Hagia Sophia - The Church of the Divine Wisdom will welcome us at the beginning. Then we'll head to a few historical Ottoman and Byzantine buildings that are much less known and are used today outside of their purpose. We arrive at the monumental entrance of the Grand Bazaar by following the Divan Yolu, known as the "Road to the Imperial Council" in the Ottoman period. This tour takes in Istanbul’s biggest sights and goes beyond them to show you the bustling energy of the city’s coffee houses, bazaars, and traditional workshops. Which sights do we visit on this tour? -Hagia Sophia -Blue Mosque -Madrasa ( Moslem School ) -Cistern -The Hippodrome -Grand Bazaar -Coffee Houses *Lunch is optional and not included Take a journey through the history of one of the world’s greatest cities with a professional guide bringing its secrets to life... If you have furher questions please not hesitate
    From Price:$45 / person
  • The Perfect Shooting in Istanbul
    Let's have fun and a good fit during our little photo walk! I will be teaching you how to look at the camera naturally while being confident with your self-image. We’ll hit the streets of Istanbul seeking out the most beautiful tourist landmarks, secret squares, and I will share with you my favourite spots of this wonderful city while I capture the moments for you. The streets, architecture and historical places of Istanbul will take on a new meaning after about one entertaining hours 1 day before photoshoot we discuss and pick two of these areas (Taht İstanbul,Sultan Ahmet, Suleymaniye, Karakoy, Balat, Taksim, Ortakoy, ) depending on what kind of picture you want. Don't worry about posing l will gide you to get the best results! Other things to note - The booking unit is calculated by "per guest" not per group or per couple. - My group size is for 3 people so other people might join my experience
    From Price:$95 / person
  • Walking Tour Photoshoot in Istanbul
    Although Istanbul is a crowded and bustling city, it also has another side - quiet and calm - green and blue. Our photo walk will begin in the square of Blue Mosque. Then we will visit Topkapi Palace Courtyard. After that we will take a walk in Gulhane Park. There is a cozy cafe where we will take a break and after a short rest we will walk to the sea, after which we will go to Karakoy across the Galata Bridge and there we will take a ferry to the Asian side - to Kadikoy. Here you will have the opportunity to get to know the local life better. After walking around Kadikoy, we will have lunch at a local restaurant and take a bus to Uskudar. There is my favorite park with a beautiful view of the sea - a very picturesque and calm park, cats and birds are everywhere, there is a playground if you are with children. Then we will go to one of the main symbols of Istanbul - the Maiden Tower and this is where our journey ends. -Within 2 days, you will receive +80 photos on Google Drive, including 7 edited ones. Other things to note - If you're more than 2 people, you can book me private. Kids under 2, no need registration. - Meeting time & place is flexible, you can kindly contact me.
    From Price:$42 / person
  • Istanbul's Most Food-tastic Walk
    Would you like to try Turkish food and learn about our cuisine, but can't decide where to start? Then you are invited to spend an evening with me and HAVE AN ABSOLUTE BLAST eating epic Turkish food whilst roaming some of the Peninsula's most charming and historical streets. During this experience, I guarantee you are going to be 'stuffed like a turkey' eating the best Turkish cuisine and you won't pay for anything extra other than your initial booking cost. EVERYTHING IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE! All you need to do is show up with a hearty appetite and I’ll do the rest. We Turks love eating not just to satiate hunger but to gather in large groups and share food, it is an enormous part of our culture of kinship, camaraderie and affection. Luckily for us, we have a huge array of mouth-watering cuisine that’s really worth trying out! The food-walk will take place in a small area of the Eminönü & Sirkeci districts that are full of local eateries. Walking between destinations will be kept to a minimum because I want to ensure you spend most of the evening learning about and eating great food. I will take you to at least five to six different eateries. At each place I'll handle everything so that the only thing you need to do is relax and enjoy the delicious dishes. So, what are you waiting for? You do not want to leave Istanbul without indulging in this food-tastic experience!
    From Price:$36 / person
  • Warm Conservation with Local Airbnb Host about Istanbul
    Basically nothing. ........chatting with the beautiful view of Bosporus. I like to know new people so this activity gives me this opportunity. Both side from each other we will learn much I am sure. Socializing, getting know each other, becoming friends, those things I aim to obtain. Important is the good mood, which we will give to each other Please do not forget to bring good mood with you I am excited to see you in this activity You won’t regret. See you soon Burak
    From Price:$2 / person

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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