Well, if you have selected op Most Honeymoon Destinations in Istanbul or just for a romantic trip then this is the perfect outlet that will be to both Asia and Europe. It is an ancient city that portrays the cultural impact of many kingdoms that once prevailed here.
Istanbul is a significant place in Turkey and the 15th largest city in the world. As it is a big place it has a bazillion of romantic spots for couples to explore with the Most of the great sights, earlier periods charm, restaurants, cafe and a reputed nightlife. So to make it easy for you, we have selected the 9 best unique and romantic places in Istanbul that will make it absolutely loving and Istanbuli moment.
Turkish Bath (Hammam)
On your visit to Istanbul, Turkish bath (Known as Hammam) should be on top of your Itinerary. You can enjoy Turkish spa treatments that have come from the 14th century, a tradition that works as a soothing and purifying effect for the body. While relaxing, it also nutrifies your essence with its massages. Here there are very few that offer turkish baths for couples out of which is the Suleymaniye Hamam where you can relish your time together and witness beautiful ancient architecture.
Prince’s Island is a fairy tale kind of a location. It is a group of nine beautiful islands in the Sea of Marmara, off the coast of Istanbul. The best part is it has a traditional and cultural mix of flavours. When I say fairy tale exactly what I mean is a very heavenly and serene place. As motor vehicles are prohibited, you can tour around on horse-drawn carriage or rent a bicycle. And that makes it a must-visit for couples. Here the four main islands are Büyükada, Heybeliada, Burgazada, and Kinaliada. To get around between these islands you can move through a ferry. While moving around you will experience a unique and romantic ambience in several areas.
Galata Tower & Maiden Tower
The Galata Tower and the Maiden Tower are located in the Bosphorus but are far from each other. Maiden Tower is at the southern entrance of Bosphorus and Galata Tower is to the north of the Golden Horn’s junction with the Bosphorus. It is a 66-meter tall tower that gives a 360-degree view of the city. These both are the most unique and romantic places in Istanbul. It has witnessed many love stories and is considered as the tower of love. Many great people specify that if you go up the tower with your loved one, it will be your fate that you will marry each other. This has become a tradition and people queue up with their true loves.
It is located on the border of Uskudar district in Istanbul’s Asian side. A place with two hills Buyuk Camlıca and Kucuk Camlıca. The main unique and romantic attraction is in the Buyuk Camlıca which is 268 m above sea level and is the highest point in the entire city. It offers a cyclorama view of the whole of Istanbul. Also gives a scenic view of Bosphorus, Prince’s Island, and mouth of the Golden Horn. This place is best suitable for the lovers as they can spend a lovely peaceful time with their partner and can have their traditional snack “Gozleme”.
The Golden Horn or in Turkish Halic, Its name derives from the golden color that reflects on the water of Golden Horn when sunset. The romantic side of it is a bay that connects with Bosphorus and meets the sea of Marmara but also splits the old and new parts of Istanbul. Watching a sunset with your partner would make it the most romantic and memorable moment of your life. This place is known for its famous mosque and pretty tulip gardens. Süleymaniye Mosque is one of the most beautiful one in this place.
The Hagia Sophia Museum is one of the great architectural beauties, which was originally founded as a church 1500 years ago and later turned into a mosque. Its rich history and religious significance makes it extraordinary and is one of the wonders of the world’s architecture. It is absolutely mesmerizing and marvellous because after the Ottoman conquest every emperor strived to adorn it.
Night in Bosphorus cruise offers you a unique and spectacular view of Istanbul city. Dinner on the cruise with breathtaking views of the waterfront palaces, mosques and bridges is a perfect way to romance. To make it more unique and romantic for just two of you, spend dinner night on your personalized yacht and sail along the calm banks of the Bosphorus. Take a glimpse of Istanbul in the best way that very few are aware of.
The grand bazaar in Istanbul truly represents Turkish’s ancient culture. Couples usually visit this bazaar because it is one of the largest traditional covered bazaars in the world (30,700 square meters) with over 60 streets and 4000 shops. The best part is bargaining with the sellers are allowed and they are fluent in more than one language that makes this place more enjoyable. Here are some great things to buy that are visually pleasing and appealing by its aromatic scents. Ceramics, Turkish delights, spices, lamps, tea, Kilim Rugs, Jewellery and you can bring home a bit of Turkish bath essence by buying hammam soaps.
One must not miss visiting Beyoglu if in Istanbul. It is famous for Taksim Square which has a beautiful nightlife as there are many hotels, clubs, entertainment centres and restaurants in or near the Square. If you are Here, try to stop at Hacı Abdullah Lokantası for a tasty local cuisine which is a historic old tradition. There are many lively spots where you can enjoy a variety of music and many much more. This city has so much to offer that it is busy for 24 hours. All these places will fill your life with love, happiness and wonderful memories.
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