LOCAL ACTIVITIES

You took pictures of Blue Mosque, you adored Hagia Sophia, you ate the famous kebap…

What is next? For a better feeling of daily Turkish Life we have prepared a series of experiences.

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Culinary Tour in Sirkeci District Every Monday at 12:00

We will take you on a short culinary tour through our neighborhood and show you what it’s really all about. Some foods you have heard of, and some you haven’t. The names may scare you, but these foods are unique, delicious, and most of us eat them every day. Do not miss this experience. Here is our menu: Çiğ Köfte, Kokoreç (lamb intestines), İçli Köfte (deep fried, bulgur breaded, meatball), Adana Kebap, Pide (long, thin, boat shaped bread, rolled from a small ball of dough.), various special desserts, which are not as famous as baklava or Turkish Delight, and finally, Turkish Coffee.



A Taste of Life Style in Golden Horn (Walking Tour) Every Wednesday at 10:30

Take yourself out of the tourism routine and live the real life of Istanbul. This tour will help you to get out of the busy tourist schedule and allow a glimpse into the daily lives of people in Istanbul. We will start our tour from the Mosque of Mehmed the 2nd, the conqueror of Constantinople. Then, to the colorful, living, and busy environment of the Fatih Farmers Market, which is the biggest open air market in Turkey. You can buy local goods including fresh fruit, vegetables, spices, underwear, curtains, clothing, cookware, fabric, hand bags, etc...

At the end of the tour we will visit the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate to feel the Greek Identity of Istanbul then enjoy a cruise back to the Hotel.



A Walk Through the Trade Life of 800 Years Every Saturday at 10:30

Istanbul can be described as one of the most colorful cities in the world, in terms of the lifestyle hidden inside. As the last stop of the “Silk Road” before entering Europe, trade facilities and shopping have always been parts of this colorful life. With this tour you will see the “hans” which are old production and shopping centers of the Ottoman Era. You can visit the wholeseller areas, production facilities of traditional handcrafts, and flow with the local life style.