Istanbul - Day Trips from Istanbul (PDF Chapter)

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Want to escape the city? This chapter includes the very best excursions from Istanbul and they can each be completed in a day. Must-sees include The Bosphorus and The Golden Horn.

  • running from the Galata Bridge all the way to the Black Sea (Karadeniz), 32km northeast, the mighty Bosphorus Strait has been İstanbul’s major thoroughfare ever since classical times
  • the stretch of water to the northwest of the Galata Bridge, the Golden Horn offers visitors a glimpse into the suburbs and lifestyles of working-class İstanbul. Get here before it gentrifies
  • a favourite day-trip destination for İstanbullus, the Adalar Islands (Princes’ Islands) lie in the Sea of Marmara, about 20km southeast of the city. Come here to escape the sensory overload of the big smoke

Coverage includes: The Bosphorus, The Golden Horn and Princes’ Islands.

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