The district of Galata slopes down towards the coast and its waterfront area of Karaköy. On top of the hill, stands the Galata Tower overlooking the glistening waters of the Golden Horn. Galata was one of the most cosmopolitan districts of Istanbul and still is today. Surrounded by walls but were pulled down to make way for the expanding population of Europeans who settled there. All its buildings have a European influence. Galata was once a finance centre with its own bankers and stock exchange and also a busy nightlife with many taverns. Its harbour was one of the busiest harbours of Europe. The Galata of today is still an exciting place to be with its narrow slopping streets full of cafes, restaurants and interesting little shops all leading down to Karaköy with its fish market and many fish restaurants.
A 5 minute walk from Galata will take you to the busy shopping area of Istiklal Street, full of modern designer shops and boutiques as well as Beyoğlu with its many restaurants, cafes, bars and nightclubs. On the way you will pass the Galata Mevlevihanesi (Dervish Lodge), which is now a museum where you can also watch the whirling dervishes perform on a Sunday afternoon. You will also walk through the Tünel Music Quarter with its many music shops selling traditional musical instruments.
Ideally located on a small street, you will find our cosy and comfortable apartment in a newly renovated building. There is a bright sunny sitting room. satellite TV, air-conditioning and a sofa bed, 2 bedrooms with a double beds a bedroom single ,bed. bathroom with shower and hairdryer and a well equipped kitchen. The furniture and fittings are modern and the kitchen has all the kitchenware you will need including electric kettle, 24 hour hot water,a refrigerator, electric oven and hot plates. Bed linen and towels are provided for you,wi-fi 24 hour. Close by you will find a well-stocked supermarket for all your needs.
From your apartment you can easily walk to most of the interesting historical sites. Tramway and bus stops to all parts of Istanbul are just 5 minutes away in Karaköy. 10 minutes away is Eminönü for the ferries and 20 minutes away, the old city of Sultanahmet. At Şişhane is the metro station and nearby the Tünel street tram stop which takes you to the top
- Smoking allowed
- Air conditioning
(+ 1 review from partners.)
- Cleanliness 5.0
- Facilities 4.0
- Location 5.0
- Value for money 4.0
- Accuracy of description 4.0
annemarie 5.0 09/10/2013
Although I haven't met Ercan personally, he was always available to provide assistance and coordonated a perfect stay for us.
Jork 5.0 06/17/2013
Ercan war sehr freundlich,hilfsbereit und zuverlässig. Über seine e-mail adresse war er stets erreichbar.