Best Walking Routes of Istanbul

Ortaköy is one of the most popular districts in Istanbul. It also has one of the best views of Bosphorus Bridge. You can walk around Ortaköy Mosque and enjoy eating Ortaköy’s famous dish; kumpir (staffed baked potato) at the coast. We recommend walking the coastline towards Bebek.

Emirgan Park

Stroll along Emirgan Park. With its walking tracks, restaurants, picnic areas, playgrounds, festivals and an amazing Bosphorus view through centuries old trees, Emirgan Park has everything you need for a sunny Istanbul afternoon. The park is especially lively during annual Tulip Festival, held in April each year.

View from Camlica Hill

Çamlıca Hill is one of the highest hills in Istanbul and has a breathtaking view. If you want to spend a day in a calm and green atmosphere Çamlıca Hill is the great choice.

Maiden’s Tower

Üsküdar coast walkway offers a great view of the famous Maiden’s Tower.

Gulhane Park

If you have plans to visit Topkapı Palace, make sure to have a walk in Gülhane Park and Sarayburnu coast afterwards.

Spice Bazaar

Take a walk through the famous old bazaars of Istanbul in Eminönü district.

Istiklal Street

Walk down Istiklal Street to explore historical buildings like Narmanlı Han, Flower Passage…

Karaköy Galataport Project

Karaköy is one of the most historical districts in Istanbul. It is a popular destination for both locals and tourists with its third wave coffee shops, art galleries, restaurants and cool designer shops.

Istanbul Princes’ Islands

Princes’ Islands is the perfect destination when you want to escape hustle of the city. Since they are car-free, they make the best place in İstanbul to explore on foot.

Istanbul Princes’ Islands – Ferry Timetables and Ticket Prices (UPDATED: January 2023)

Princes’ Islands are located in the Sea of Marmara. The name comes from the exiled princes of Byzantine era. Consisting of 9 islands in total, the archipelago is popular both among tourists and locals who want to escape the hustle of the city. Four of the islands are open to public; Büyükada, Heybeliada, Kınalıada and Burgazada. You can take the ferries from Kabataş. It takes about an hour to get to the islands but the ferry ride is quite enjoyable itself.

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Istanbul Ferry Lines (Big Ferries) – Ticket Price is 29 TL one way.

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Şehir Hatları – Ferry Lines

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