The Most Enjoyable Views of Istanbul

Istanbul is a very rich city in terms of historical places and scenery. You, too, can share the most delightful views of Istanbul from the observation deck of a tower that has survived from the past to the present or from the heart of a hill surrounded by nature. Here are 7 magnificent views that will amaze you!

In the Arms of the Bosphorus: Otağtepe

Otağtepe, which takes its name from a Marquee founded by Yıldırım Bayezid, is located in Kavacık, Beykoz district. Otağtepe, right next to the Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge, offers its visitors a pleasant viewing opportunity with its fascinating view of the Bosphorus.

You can enjoy the nature that embraces you with every shade of green in Otağtepe, where you do not have to pay any entrance fee. Visiting hours of Otağtepe may vary from season to season because it gets dark quickly during the winter season.

View from the Cable Car: Pierre Loti

Pierre Loti, which has a view of the Golden Horn, takes its name from the French novelist Julien Viaud, whose nickname was Pierre Loti, who frequently visited the coffee house here in 1876. There is a place where you can eat and drink, which can also be reached by a cable car. Don't forget to take a picture of the view while sipping your coffee against the delightful Golden Horn view!


History on the Beach: Ortaköy Beach

Ortaköy Beach in Beşiktaş is also known for hosting the Ortaköy Mosque. You can enjoy the sea air and enjoy the view from Ortaköy, which is located right next to the 15 July Martyrs Bridge. You can immortalize the beauty of the view in this place where photographers photograph the sunset and sunrise. There are also places where you can eat and drink. While you are at Ortaköy Beach, we recommend that you not leave without tasting its famous kumpir (baked potatoes)!

Overview of Istanbul: Çamlıca Hill

Çamlıca Hill, located in Üsküdar, has Nur Baba Tomb and a magnificent wide-angle view of Istanbul. You can watch the views of the Islands, Golden Horn, Bosphorus and Beyoğlu from Çamlıca Hill. Çamlıca Hill, which embraces almost all of Istanbul, is also a unique place to sip your coffee in front of the city lights in the evening! If you would like to enjoy the hill in cold weather, you can go up to Çamlıca Tower and have a delicious meal overlooking the view.


Favorite Neighbor of the Bosphorus: Mihrabat Grove

Mihrabat Grove, which was given as a gift to Rukiye Hanım, the daughter of Abbas Halim Pasha during the Ottoman Period, continues to welcome its guests with its view of Istanbul today. You can take a walk in this place, where organizations such as circumcision ceremonies, engagements and weddings can be held, and you can let your child have a pleasant time in the park.

Mihrabat Grove, which will amaze you with its view stretching from the Rumelia Coast to the Ortaköy Coast, undoubtedly manages to make its name among the places with a spectacular view in Istanbul. There is also a 3-kilometer walking track in the forest on the Kanlıca ridge.


From Past to Present: Büyük Valide Han

Büyük Valide Han, which has survived from the Ottoman Period to this day but whose architecture is unknown, is located in Eminönü. Today, there are some shops and workshops in Büyük Valide Han, where you can eat and drink.

Its terrace has a unique view of the Bosphorus! Considering the visitors who go up to the dome of the terrace specifically to take pictures, do not forget to take a few pictures from the terrace while you are at Büyük Valide Han!


A Classic Symbol: Galata Tower

Galata Tower in Beyoğlu was actually built as a watchtower. This tower, which served different purposes in certain periods of history, has been used as a museum since 2020 and hosts exhibitions from time to time.

When you go top of the Galata Tower, which is visible from many parts of the city with its imposing architecture, you can be fascinated by the unique view of Istanbul. In the tower, you can take pictures of the city from different angles and immerse yourself in the tranquil atmosphere of the view.

Where the Islands Meet the Sea: Elite World Grand İstanbul Küçükyalı

You can visit Küçükyalı which is a district of the Maltepe to see the view of the island and the beauty of the Prince Islands. If you would like to look at the legendary view of Istanbul from a different perspective and top off your pleasant view with comfortable accommodation, Elite World Grand İstanbul Küçükyalı may be a great choice for you. It is possible to turn this iconic view where the islands meet the sea into an unforgettable experience!

You can take action right away to watch one of the most enjoyable views of Istanbul! If you would like to get detailed information about your reservation, you can visit Elite World Grand İstanbul Küçükyalı.


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