Istanbul Zip Code Guide
Traditional & trendy bath products to recreate life in a hammam.
Truly experience the bazaar by visiting legendary Bazaar vendor - Murat. Stay for a cup of apple tea, and sweet talk him into showing you his secret collection of vintage ikats - silk & velvet (all hidden behind the counter).
Near Gate 14. Yaglikcilar, No. 57, Kapalicarsi. || +90-212-526-77-48
Amazing collection of vintage byzantine jewels, visit the owner Mr. Diran and hear his stories about this amazing family collection of byzantine treasures.
In the "Blue Corner". K.Carsi, Inciciler Sok, No. 10-12 || +90-212-519-06-86
We fell in love with their collection of chic ikat loafers. Imagine Charlotte Olympia loafers, but with ikat fabric.
Iskender Bogazi Abdurrahman, Bekir Han No. 4, Kapalicarsi || +90-212-528-00-39
OFF THE BEATEN PATH STORES
Armaggan Art & Design Gallery
The ultimate in luxurious turkish craftsmanship - admire their jewelry, art & home collection.
Telefon Faks. Abdi ?pek?i Caddesi, Bostan Sokak, No:8 34367 Ni?anta??
The most luxurious home & bath products.
?air Nedim Bey Caddesi No:11 Akaretler Be?ikta? ?stanbul
Super hip design & souvenir store in Galata
?ahkulu Mahallesi, Laleli ?e?me Sokak, 17/B, Galata, 34420 Beyo?lu || +90-212-245-9414
Off the beaten path concept store with well-known & local turkish designers
Serdar-I, Ekrem Sk. Seraskerci Cikmazi, No. 55, Galata || +90-212-245-32-55
Midnight Express Jewelry
Midnight Express' jewelry only off-shoot! Sigh - the sparkly modern baubles blinded our eyes. An exquisite selection of modern/avant garde fine jewelry by Turkish, European and Middle-Eastern designers.
Cevdet Pa?a Cd. Gemekcik Sk. Bebek Palas Apt. No:1
Simple Life Home
Beautiful and comfortable home collection from the lovely Sebnem Berker. High quality and modern hamam towels, robes, and fragrant soaps and bath products adorn Sebnem's store. You may not want to leave after you walk in, we felt right at home!
This restaurant serves some of the best kebabs in town. Stop here before you start your day in the Grand Bazaar.
Old School Turkish Food & a rediscovered hot-spot for locals .
The dec?r may be simple, but the food is an attention-stealer anyways.
Slemani Pak Cad. 25, Uskudar || 216 533 3791 || Take the ferry to Uskudar from Besiktas or Eminonu
The trendy hot-spot for the fashion crowd in Istanbul that serves amazing nouveau Turkish food in Galata.
New trendy restaurant next to Karakoy Lokantasi.
Chilai is a year-old fancy spot with a beautiful view, located in Bebek.
Don?t just goggle at Topkapi, dine in this ottoman sultan?s residence just like the royals did.
Topkapi Palace, Guard Post next to Saint Irene || 514 9494 || Book in advance || www.karakolrestaurant.com
Hotel Empress Zoe
This charmingly rustic hotel is a cozy, shabby-chic hideaway that is also quite affordable.
Akbiyik Cad. 4/1, Sultanahmet || 518 2504 || Emzoe.com
Pera Palace Hotel
The perfect mix of classic, comfort and history brings to mind nostalgia for yesteryears. Bonus: a spectacular view.
Me?rutiyet Caddesi 90-100, Pera || +90 212 377 4000 || perapalace.com
On the Asia side of Istanbul, this old liquor distillery-turned-hotel is hardly past its prime. The old building, embellished with contemporary furnishings, may be located across the water but, not to worry, the hotel has its own ferry to transport guests to and from the Turkish side of Istanbul.
Kulel? Caddesi 51, ?engelk?y || +90 216 422 8000 || sumahan.com
This ancient cistern is the largest of hundreds that lie beneath the city of Istanbul. Make sure to check out the huge Medusa heads and prepare to be wowed.
Yerebatan Cad || Yerebatan.com
The Chora Museum is actually an old Byzantine church that is home to frescos and mosaics that are unparalleled in Turkey, and some would say, the world.
Chora Church, Ey?p, Kariye Cami Sokak 26 || 0212 631 9241
Istanbul is known for being a city of brilliant beauty. Don?t miss out! Go on one of the many stunning walks around the city and explore it firsthand.