Tips from Locals: Top 19 things to do in Istanbul

Istanbul is a rich and dynamic mix of cultures where food, scenery and fun are essential elements of the day-to-day life. So here's a list - not coming from a tour guide but a fellow Istanbulite who loves to experience the city in all its glory.

The 10 Must-Visit Cafés in Istanbul.

This city loves coffee almost as much as it loves Turkish tea! Istanbul's first coffee house opened in 1475, so it is only natural that the English word for coffee stems from the Ottoman word "kahveh" and that there are great cafés all around the city. So here's a short-list of all the must-see coffee shops while you're in town:

15 wonderfully interesting, weird and cool facts about Istanbul.

No, we do not go to work on camels. And no, that is not a river that seperates Istanbul. Here's a list of all the other questions you may have in mind about this ancient city that you might want explained before you visit.

The 10 Most Romantic Hotels in Istanbul.

Looking forward to a romantic escape with your partner? We've compiled a list of the most romantic hotels in Istanbul: for those who like luxury as well as those looking for budget alternatives. Most are right in the city center, yet right by the sea. 'Cos what's Istanbul without the Bosphorus ;)

The 10 Must-Follow Instagram Accounts to Discover Istanbul.

Planning a visit to Istanbul anytime soon? Looking for resources to inspire and guide you? We've assembled a list of the most interesting English-speaking accounts so you...

Take a look at the drone footage of Istanbul under heavy...

The first snowfall of 2017 was also the heaviest in almost a decade. The city, blanketed by now looks amazing!

Istanbul | A breath of fresh air in Büyükada: “Sergüzeşt Otel”...

Sergüzeşt Otel opened last spring in Büyükada (Prinkipo) with all its warmth, coziness and sincerity. It's the perfect escape for those running from the city's hustle bustle.

Istanbul | Get to know the oldest restaurant in town: “1924Istanbul.”

Rejans Istanbul, the oldest restaurant of the city unfortunately had to be shut down in 2011, due to a conflict with the landlord. Thankfully, the new owners Mike Norman and Sasha Anton Khan who also happen to own the world-famous 360Istanbul, reopened Rejans with a new name: 1924Istanbul. Here's how it looks now:

The 10 Best Luxury Hotels in Istanbul.

So it is your desire to enjoy the glory of Istanbul with a 5-star quality? We've put together a list of the classiest, most luxurious stays in town.
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The 10 Best places for a perfect breakfast in Istanbul

Folks in Turkey believe that "breakfast must have something to do with happiness." So here's a list of the best breakfast spots in Istanbul: pleasure guaranteed!

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