Istanbul's Best Things to Do & See

If you want to travel to Istanbul as a tourist like a pro, let's see what you can get from this article - from must-go attractions and shopping tips, to luxury travel lifestyle and authentic Turkish cuisine, everything that you should never miss while you were in Istanbul is all right here. Read on and don't miss out!

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View from 360 Istanbul, Turkey

1. Enjoy Your Time in a Restaurant or Sky Bar with View

Nothing is better than having your meal with a fantastic view of Istanbul, and we've found you 360 Istanbul that serves modern Turkish and global dishes with amazing DJs at the weekend. The atmosphere in there surely adds some points to the restaurant. This place is also a great spot for sunset. You should go there for an early dinner, enjoy a glass of wine or cocktail and take loads of pictures while waiting for your food.

Ortaköy, Istanbul, Turkey

2. Explore Ortaköy and the Nearby

Ortaköy is a bit far from town and it's ideal to get there by ferry. The pier with a view of a bridge connecting Europe and Asia is very iconic. In the nearby, there are a lot of different small shops and markets, restaurants and food stalls around. Kumpir, a Turkish styled Jacket Potato, is a street food that you can easily found in the neighbourhood. Make sure you try it out before leaving this bustling area!

Grand Bazaar, Istanbul, Turkey

3. Buy Your Favourite Souvenirs in Grand Bazaar

You can't travel to Istanbul without having a visit to the biggest market in the World - The Grand Bazaar is literally as big as a maze. Be prepared that you would easily get lost in there! Make a list of things that you would like to buy from there: carpets, mosaic lamps and ceramic coasters are quite popular as souvenir gifts. Oh, don't forget about their signature Turkish Delight, too!

Istanbul, Turkey

4. Take a Trip on the Local Ferry

You should consider taking on a quick trip by the local ferry as one of the sightseeing activities that you can do in Istanbul. Why? The unforgettable experience is the main reason. Not only the ferry ticket is cheap, but also the view is overwhelming! Beside, you get a chance to travel around Istanbul like a local. This is definitely one of the highlights of your Istanbul's trip!