Hidden Locations In Istanbul!
Hidden Locations In Istanbul!
Many of Istanbul's hidden locations, off-the-beaten-path treasures, majestic architecture, ancient corners, and best-kept secrets are unknown even to locals. You may explore and enjoy the other side of Istanbul, from charming retreats from the city to secret gardens and historical sites, that isn't on the regular tourist agenda for Istanbul attractions.
Balat, a historic Jewish quarter on the southern bank of the Golden Horn, and Fener, a former Greek suburb, have a long history. Balat is known for its vibrant cafés, restaurants, antique shops, synagogues, and churches as a consequence. It has been home to Greek-speaking Jews since the Byzantine era. Balat, on the other hand, was founded by Sephardics who were exiled from Spain in the 15th century. Balat has a strong Jewish community, therefore there are several synagogues and Jewish shops, as well as churches and mosques. There is an EU-UNESCO project throughout the area, in addition to Balat, to repair the various structures. Balat is living history in Istanbul!
The Million Stone is a lesser-known but highly significant historical place in Sultanahmet, on a corner right of the Divan path from Hagia Sophia to Beyazit. It's also known as the Roman Millarium Aureum or the Golden Milestone. The stone was utilized as a reference point for all distance computations while the Byzantine Empire was in full swing. The Million Stone was formerly thought to be the world's zero point. The saying "all roads lead to Rome" comes from this stone.
The Unkapani Women's Bazaar (also known as the Siirt Bazaar) in the Fatih district of Unkapani serves outstanding local food from Turkey's southern cities such as Siirt and Adiyaman.
Other herbs that you may not be familiar with may be found here. There are pastries made with these herbs that may be savored there. The beehives are a great addition as well. Consumers are increasingly interested in various types of dairy and dairy products.
The 25-hectare Mihrabad Grove, which overlooks the Bosphorus and is located in Kanlica on the Asiatic Bosphorus shore near the Black Sea, overlooks the Bosphorus. There are several gardens, as well as massive cypresses, umbrella pines, Judas, and bay trees. On weekends, it's also a popular choice for people who want to have breakfast and dinner at an open buffet.
Kilyos is a delightful seaside town and resort on Istanbul's northern Black Sea shore, in the Sariyer district, some 30 kilometers (45 minutes by vehicle) from the city center. Windsurfing and kitesurfing, as well as the town's beautiful sandy beaches and seaside cafés and restaurants, are popular water activities in the region.
The Buyuk Valide Inn
The 17th century Inn is located near the Grand Bazaar on the Mahmutpasa ramp in Istanbul's Fatih district, with around 300 merchants. In the recent year, photographers have been increasingly interested in the Inn's terrace. The terrace has a one-turkish-lira entry charge. Nota Bene: Due to a roof collapse, the terrace is now closed.