Sightseeing in Istanbul

1. Bosphorus Bridge, Istanbul

Bosphorus Bridge Water

Spans 1.5-kilometers and connects Asia and Europe - a vital link between two continents and sees 180,000 cars cross it each day. Also coined the 15 July Martyrs Bridge in response events during the 2016 military coup.

2. Florya Ataturk Marine Mansion, Istanbul

Florya Ataturk Marine Mansion Exterior

Once the presidential residence of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk - now serves as a historic museum. The simplicity of the structure, and the reinforced concrete, are in keeping with Ataturk's desire to modernize Turkey.

3. Camondo Steps, Istanbul

Camondo Steps Stairs

A set of art nouveau stairs that lead to the Galata Tower. Built by the famous Camondo family, and connect Bankalar Street with Banker Street. A spot filled with street musicians and tourists.

4. Zincirli Han, Istanbul

Zincirli Han Tree

A historic courtyard within the Grand Bazaar. Presumed to have once been the center of the market's chain and jewelry trade, Zincirli Han still harbors local artisans as well as a small coffee shop.

5. Golden Horn, Istanbul

Golden Horn Bridge

Wide inlet of the Bosphorus filled with dramatic views - and delicious seafood restaurants. Glimmering in the early morning light, the Golden Horn separates 'Old Istanbul' from the rest of the city.

6. Cemberlitas Hamami, Istanbul

Cemberlitas Hamami Istanbul

Bath complex dating back to 1584 that offers everything needed for a pleasant and relaxing day off - sauna, body rub, foam bath, and peeling scrub. One of Istanbul's less-pretentious hamams.

7. Bosphorus, Istanbul

Bosphorus Sunset

Notable strait that dissects the European and Asian continents. The banks of the Bosphorus boast numerous parks, notable landmarks, and a wealth of both restaurants and bars. Simply put - stunning scenery, and plenty of focal points.