Tourists who want to get away from touristic Istanbul would do well to look at things to do in Uskudar, an Asian district offering visitors a chance to see the city’s local culture upfront. Sitting between trendy Kadikoy and green Beykoz, Uskudar is underrated and without a doubt, deserves more admiration than it receives.
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Welcome to the Basaksehir area of Istanbul, a European district that in recent years has exploded on the real estate market as an ideal place to buy property. As one of 39 communities making up Turkey’s largest city, Basaksehir hasn’t always been a prominent area, having only gained independent status in 2008, after a population boost. It is now a top area for investors.
Travellers looking for things to do in Zeytinburnu and Bakirkoy, in Istanbul will find quite a lot to satisfy them, despite its off the tourism grid reputation. Sitting on the European side of Turkey’s most significant and busiest city, Zeytinburnu’s name means “olive tree cape,” but throughout history, it was a leather production hub. See our top ten things to do.
We recommend you visit Eyup, the conservative neighbourhood respected by Muslims from all over the world. Sitting on the European side of Istanbul, and stretching from the Golden Horn to the Black Sea region, Eyup’s historical landmarks stand out as the most important Islamic buildings in Turkey.
The foreign travel industry rarely talks about the Sariyer District of Istanbul yet for decades; locals have adored the area for its quaint, laid-back atmosphere. In recent years, its popularity also spread to the real estate market as more Turks and foreign buyers buy retirement and summer homes there, sitting on the European side.
The Bayrampasa district of Istanbul is one of its lesser talked about areas, yet the last ten years has seen it shed an outdated reputation with professionalism, excellent urban planning, and a family-friendly atmosphere. Property buyers are looking at Bayrampasa as the ideal place to escape the hustle and bustle, yet be close enough to the city’s heart and soul.
Welcome to the Sisli area of Istanbul. Although rarely mentioned in mainstream travel guide books, Sisli is a prominent district in European Istanbul that tourists and newcomers would do well to visit. Promising upmarket influences with style, its fast-paced lifestyle moves with the times and trends to show modern Turkey in full flow.
Anyone looking at what to do in Fatih, Istanbul will not be short of ideas. Often called the historical peninsula because of the Sultanahmet neighbourhood, and its many Byzantine and Ottoman landmarks, other lesser known places present ideal opportunities to see Fatih beyond the guidebooks. Explore the Fatih area of Istanbul in this blog.
While Turkey's lira has stabilised, the bargains are still being snapped up. Investors and tourists alike are discovering that visiting Istanbul is not only pleasurable, but profitable too. We're letting you in on a few ways you can capitalise on the lira while the currency remains low. Grab a bargain holiday - or a bargain investment - while the time is still right.
This Besiktas area guide will highlight one of the oldest and most prominent districts of European Istanbul. Speak to any Turk about Besiktas, and straight away, they will talk about its football club, an iconic top league team since 1903. However, the area offers a lot more regardless of your age or social background. Peep under the surface to discover many reasons foreign tourists and expats in Istanbul love Besiktas.
Arnavutkoy in Istanbul used to be a well-kept secret, but over the last decade, its popularity has grown as more tourists look to explore the city away from the main touristic attractions of Sultanahmet Square. Not to be confused with the district of the same name, Arnavutkoy fishing village sits in between Ortakoy and Bebek neighbourhoods of the Besiktas area on the Bosphorus European shoreline.
Turkey rarely left the headlines this year. President Erdogan and the state of the lira dominated the news. However, one constant remained steadfast: Turkish property continued to shine, and interest in investing in Turkish property grew. We look to 2019, providing the kind of inside knowledge that our investors count on to make the best investment choices.