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Destination guide

Historical Istanbul will entice you

Enjoy the area's history, cathedral and museums with a rental holiday home in Istanbul. This city's monuments, shopping and architecture draw many visitors. Local cultural sights include Hagia Sophia and Istanbul Archaeology Museum. Whether you're planning a family holiday, a trip with friends or a romantic retreat, Stayz has a great selection of holiday homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Istanbul

Are you searching for attractions to visit while you're in town? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and check out everything that makes Istanbul a fun place to get away to. These are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • TurkuaZoo (4.2 mi / 6.7 km)
  • Kilic Ali Pasha Hamam (1.2 mi / 2 km)
  • Bomontiada (3.2 mi / 5.2 km)
  • Miniaturk (3.9 mi / 6.3 km)
  • Veliefendi Racecourse (4.4 mi / 7.1 km)
  • Isfanbul Theme Park (4.6 mi / 7.4 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Istanbul

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to appreciate the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Istanbul. These are some of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Gulhane Park (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Taksim Gezi Park (2 mi / 3.3 km)
  • Golden Horn Park (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
  • Macka Park (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
  • Piyer Loti (3.2 mi / 5.1 km)
  • Turkbalon (3.4 mi / 5.4 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Istanbul

Fly into Istanbul (IST-Ataturk Intl.), the closest airport, located 7.9 mi (12.7 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Istanbul (SAW-Sabiha Gokcen Intl.), which is 19.7 mi (31.8 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, Istanbul Kumkapi Station, Istanbul Yenikapi Station and YeniKapi Station are the main stations in the city. It's easy to get around Istanbul by jumping on the metro at Laleli-University Station, Beyazit Station or Cemberlitas Station.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Istanbul?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 832 holiday rentals around Istanbul. From 451 flats & apartments to 250 holiday houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Istanbul is on Stayz.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Istanbul?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Istanbul:

  • Fatih: 183 holiday homes
  • Bakırköy: 15 holiday homes
  • Besiktas: 41 holiday homes
  • Avcilar: 16 holiday homes
  • Taksim Square: 254 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Istanbul?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Istanbul. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Grand Bazaar: 822 holiday rentals
  • Sisli Florence Nightingale Hospital: 814 holiday rentals
  • Istanbul Yunus Station: 711 holiday rentals
  • Kalamıs and Fenerbahce Marina: 783 holiday rentals
  • Istanbul Feneryolu Station: 777 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Istanbul listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Istanbul?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 451 Condos/Apartments in Istanbul. Our other popular types of Istanbul holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 250 holiday houses
  • Studios: 473 holiday houses
  • Villas: 14 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Guest houses and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Istanbul?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 106 holiday homes with pool available in Istanbul. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.