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Make a Self Catered Istanbul Apartment Your Home Away From Home

At the crossroads between two continents, Istanbul has been welcoming visitors for many centuries now. Any holidays in Istanbul will see east meet west, as traditional Asian and European cultures merge to become one in this unique and fascinating city. To experience all that this great Turkish metropolis has to offer, your best bet is to reserve accommodation in Istanbul that is close to the central areas and all of the everyday bustle of life.  

Things to Do on Holiday in Istanbul, Turkey

With a myriad mosques and impressive places of worship around the city, expect your draw to be dropping to the floor as you marvel at the spectacular architectural delights of the old Constantinople. Any holidays in Istanbul would not be complete without taking the time to explore the spice bazaars and colourful markets. Why not take a trip along The Bosphorus; enjoy the numerous exhibits and artefacts found at the Rahmi Koc Industrial Museum; and don’t forget all of the amazing restaurants scattered across the city that are able to provide you with a true taste of Turkey on your holidays in Istanbul. 

Places to Visit on Holiday in Istanbul, Turkey

To gain an even greater appreciation of Turkish history and culture, it is recommended that you take the 2 hour journey south-west to the city of Bursa; Turkey’s fourth largest city. Set a full day aside to vacate your accommodation in Istanbul as there is so much to cram in to your visit. One absolute must on your itinerary has to be The Great Mosque (Ulu Cami) which is one of the most impressive examples of architecture that you are ever likely to see. This amazing building dates as far back as the 14th century. You will literally be falling over museums in this city and some of the ones to keep your eyes open to include The Bursa Turkish Architecture Museum, The Islamic Works Museum and The Bursa City Museum. All of the family will love the Bursa Zoo and Botanical Gardens.

Weather in Istanbul, Turkey

On your holidays in Istanbul, you can expect to experience some generally good weather. Temperatures are never that extreme in this city, but summers really can become quite hot and humid; expect temperatures to reach well into the thirties degrees Celsius during July and August. Rainfall levels are around the 20 inches per year mark.

Travel to Istanbul, Turkey

The city of Istanbul is served by its own busy airport - Istanbul International Airport (IST). Conveniently, Istanbul accommodation should always be within a very short transfer time of the airport. There are a number of airlines that fly to this region, including Easyjet, Ryanair, British Airways and BMI. You will have a choice of several airports to depart from in the UK, with London Heathrow (LHR), Luton (LTN), Birmingham (BHX) and Manchester (MAN) being a small selection for you.

HomeAway has a wide selection of short term rentals in Istanbul, available to rent for two and three month extended visits.

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                                                                                                  Couldnt believe how nice it was..

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                                                                                                  Even though, we have never met with M. Cevdet, he responded quickly to my request and gave me all the information I need (address, contacts, etc.) I should point out that the pictures of the listing is quite accurate, dare I say even better in real life. The flat is so much spacious than it looks, the private terrace has wonderful sea views probably unbeatable in the city.. lived there for 6 days but I'm sure it would be enough for a longer trip either. The neighborhood is so elite and so glamorous, it was wonderful. The location is tremendous 5 minute to subway station (assuming that you can go everywhere by subway and other linked transportation). I would definitely return, so you should get this; I suggest you should stay here for your visit. Last, we had to arrive at an odd hour, 01:35am!, but host arranged private irport pickup at a very fair rate and driver knew exactly how and where to go and delivered us in a heart beat..Overall great experience.
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: 19-Mar-2017
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                  Fantastic

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                                                                                                  What a delightfully restored home in a very authentic part of town. Our host was most hospitable and met us at a slightly later than expected arrival after 11pm. Much thought and detail has gone into making this home cosy, well furnished and retaining the many original features. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. A metro station is a 15 min walk away but we also walked into the centre of Istanbul to savour the sights enroute. I highly recommend this for those wishing to see how the local community live in Istanbul. The locals were most welcoming and walking back at night was safe and secure. Try it for yourself if you want to savour the real Istanbul.
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: 06-Jan-2017
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                  We've had a wonderful time in Istanbul at Xmas. The appartment is just perfect : right next to the

                                                                                                  5 of 5
                                                                                                  We've had a wonderful time in Istanbul at Xmas. The appartment is just perfect : right next to the Blue mosque, you can hear the fine voice of its muezzin 5 times a day. The terraces are very wide but we were not able to use them because of the weather ! The flat is very nicely decorated, well furnished and the bed just perfect. Halide was very nice and helpful. The transfer to the airport was very well organised. It is very quiet at night. Istanbul is so interestingand the population very helpful. Such a friendly country !
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: 05-Jan-2017
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016