Istanbul's Most Beautiful Tourist Places in 2021


A brief article about the most beautiful places in Istanbul that are of main interest to tourists is one of Turkey's largest tourist cities. Istanbul has many tourist destinations, historic landmarks, and greenery, a unique tourist city, attractive to tourists worldwide.

Sultanahmet District in Istanbul

Sultanahmet is one of the most beautiful places in Istanbul, an archaeological and tourist area, with many mosques, churches, restaurants, gardens and museums. Here are some of the most popular tourist places in the Sultanahmet region:

Sultanahmet represents the historical and tourist face of Istanbul, where many ancient historical and cultural treasures gather. We recommend that you visit it as it will take up much space from your tourism program and it will not be enough for a day to see all its landmarks.

Sultanahmet District in Istanbul

Ortakoy in Istanbul

Ortakoy region, or once nicknamed the sultans' resort, is one of the most beautiful places in Istanbul. It is located in Besiktas with direct views of the Bosphorus. Among the most famous attractions in the Ortakoy region are:

  • Ciragan Palace: It is a palace with wooden ceilings and walls covered with coloured marble.
  • Ortakoy Mosque: It is known for its beautiful decorations and construction.

Besides, there are large commercial markets offering antiques and souvenirs, restaurants and cafés serving delicious cuisine.

The Bosphorus in Istanbul

The Bosphorus Bridge is one of the most beautiful places in Istanbul, located above the Bosphorus Strait, which connects the Black Sea by the Sea of Marmara.

The bridge is 1,510 metres long, 39 metres wide, and 65 metres above sea level, carried by 165 metres of metal and concrete columns, each column 10 metres from the other.

The Bosphorus in Istanbul

The Maiden's Tower in Istanbul

The Maiden's Tower, known in Turkish as "Kiz Kulesi", is one of the most beautiful sights in Istanbul. Located on an artificial island, about 200 metres off the coast of the Uskudar region, the tower is located in the Bosphorus, making it a harmonious and beautiful painting.

The Maiden's Tower in Istanbul has a long history dating back to the Greek era, and many interesting stories and legends are told about it. Approximately 23 metres high, it consists of 6 floors separated by narrow circular staircases. You can get to the tower by sea boats passing by the Bosphorus.

The Maiden's Tower in Istanbul

The Princess Islands in Istanbul

The Princess Islands is one of Istanbul's most beautiful tourist destinations, a collection of islands on the Sea of Marmara, including four major islands and five smaller islands, dating back to the Byzantine period and later to Ottoman rule.

Located in the Sea of Marmara, Princess Island has beautiful landscapes, an area of approximately 15 km. The Grand Island is the largest, about 5.4 km², with two hills, one overlooking the north side and the other overlooking the island's southern side.

The Princess Islands trip is the most beautiful trip to Istanbul for leisure and tranquillity, and the distance from Istanbul to the island is about an hour and a half.

The Princess Islands in Istanbul

The island's large treasure, made up of gold coins, is one of the oldest monuments in the history of Princess Island. Here are the following islands:

  • Heybeliada
  • Burgazada
  • Kinaliada
  • Sedef Adasi
  • Yassiada
  • Sivriada
  • Kasikadasi
  • Tavsan Adasi

Istanbul Aquarium

Istanbul Aquarium tops the list of the most beautiful places in Istanbul, located in Florya within the Bakirkoy region near the sea coast. With its large area, it is one of the largest water parks in Turkey and the Middle East. It contains many species of fish and marine creatures, such as sharks, octopuses, and dolphins. Visitors to the aquarium can enjoy fish and dolphin shows through the stunning waterways of the aquarium.

Istanbul Aquarium

Riva Istanbul

Riva is located on the Black Sea coast, 40 km from the centre of the Beykoz region on the Asian side of Istanbul, and next to the tourist area of Sile, making it a favourite destination for tourists.

This area has an enchanting natural beauty with stunning views of the cottages, which give the place a special charm. The area's large greenery with simple cottages forms a magnificent landscape, which is widespread in Istanbul.

Riva Istanbul

Kandira Istanbul

Kandira is one of the most beautiful areas on the Black Sea coast, administratively affiliated with Kocaeli state near Istanbul. It is calm and features a lot of natural areas. Thanks to its many places to visit in this region, Kandira is popular with tourists who spend a good time on the Black Sea coast. Here are some of the most beautiful spots:

Cebeci Coast

Cebeci Coast

Rosy Rocks

Rosy Rocks

Medya Gulf

Medya Gulf

Kefken Port

Kefken Port

Kandira Slopes

Kandira Slopes

Pierre Loti Café

Pierre Loti Café in Sultan Eyup is one of the most frequently visited places of the year. Set on a high hill, visitors can see the Golden Horn, with Istanbul's most beautiful other areas, in a majestic, mind-taking view.

The name of this hotel is from a French author named Pierre Loti, who is known for his keenness on Istanbul's sights. He wrote novels, stories and poems under the inspiration of the beauty of Istanbul in this café.

Pierre Loti Café

Tarakli Village

Tarakli Village, 65 km from Sakarya's city centre, is close to Istanbul, 200 km from it, and is one of the natural tourist attractions known for its beauty.

The city has many historical monuments, which date back to the Ottoman era. It is famous for simple cottages and natural greenery, which extends over large areas of the village. Among the most important monuments are the Yunus Pasa Mosque or the Kursunlu Mosque, the Therapeutic Archaeological Bath, and the Historic Khan.

Tarakli Village

 

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