Istanbul - Western Districts (PDF Chapter)

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It’s a great shame that so few visitors head to this fascinating part of town. Try to dedicate at least one day of your stay to exploring the area; two would be better.

  • admire the mosaics and frescoes adorning the interior of one of İstanbul’s Byzantine treasures, Kariye Museum
  • maps
  • take a ferry up the Golden Horn to visit the Eyüp Sultan Mosque and enjoy the hilltop view from the terrace of Pierre Loti Café
  • transport
  • visit the Patriarchal Church of St George, one of Turkey’s major pilgrimage destinations, and wander up nearby Vodina Caddesi for a glimpse of Fener and Balat’s neighbourhood life
  • restaurants & bars

Coverage includes: Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife and Sports & Activities.

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  • Information-rich to ensure you get the most from your time away
  • Organised by neighbourhood with detailed listings on everything
  • from top sights and activities to shopping, nightlife and accommodation
  • Includes an A-Z Survival Guide and extensive pre-planning sections
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