For a relaxing day in Istanbul,
Turkey, try some of the following ideas:
Breakfast in Ulus Park Ulus Park is located
on one of the hills that faces the Bosphorus and the first suspension
bridge. There is a restaurant in the park where you can enjoy an omelet
and fresh orange juice, or a continental breakfast.
Cocktails at Sunset on Zoe Yacht Enjoy a refreshing cocktail over unbeatable views of the Bosphorus at sunset in the comfort of your own private yacht come floating restaurant! Or enjoy their dinner cruise on the Bosphorus for a unique way to celebrate in Istanbul.
Stroll through Akmerkez Akmerkez is a very big
shopping mall, located near to Ulus Park. You can either shop or just
sit down and observe the local people out shopping. Visit Ortakoy area and have lunch
Take a taxi from Akmerkez to
Ortakoy. Ortakoy is an area which is full of restaurants, bars and
art galleries. You can visit the art galleries, sit on a bench by
the Bosphorus and gaze at the passing ships, or browse in the many
small jewelry shops. There are many options for snacks, meals or just
a coffee over a game of backgammon. Walk in the narrow streets of Beyoglu and Pera
Start walking from the entrance
of Istiklal Street but be sure to get off the main street for some
of the time - the pleasant side streets await discovery too. At the
end of the Istiklal Street, you will see one of the oldest subways
in the world, called 'Tunel', built in 1876. On the other side of
it, you will find a cafe, called 'KV'. Stop by for a beverage.
dinner in Hamam Restaurant in Sarayburnu area Go back to the Tunel
area. Take the Tunel metro (consists of only 1 stop) to the Karakoy
area. Walk across the Golden horn on Galata Bridge and see the fishermen.
After you pass to the other side, take a taxi to Sepetciler Kasri.
End your day by having dinner in 'Hammam' restaurant in Sepetciler
Plan to visit the rest of the gems in Turkey There are lots of special places all around the country and if you have more time to visit outside of Istanbul, check our Turkey vacations planning section for tips and itineraries.
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