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Istanbul - where continents collide
Beyoglu is formerly called as Pera that is for "other part" in Greek language. As the old city part of Istanbul is located in the historical peninsula, Beyoglu used to be called as the other part, neighbouring the historical peninsula, divided by the Golden Horn Sea.
Beyoglu neighbourhood is considered to be heart of the city in terms of entertainment, arts and culture - hosting numerous art venues as well as culinary stops
Old City / Golden Horn Sea
Old city of Istanbul, oftenly called as Sultanahmet Area, has been the capital city of three empires throughout the world history, from Eastern Roman Empire to Ottoman Empire.
The old city of Istanbul is today the historical heart of the town, hosting countless museums, palaces, historical ruins from Neolithic artifacts to Greek, Byzantine, Roman and Ottoman architecture.
The very heritage of humanity condensed to this neighbourhood.
Just shortwalk from Taksim Square downhill on Sıraselviler Caddesi, you'll get to Cihangir, on the side of one of Istanbul's hills between Taksim and the Bosphorus
Cihangir is known to attract expats living in Istanbul, making a good option to move to, as you'll find many of the shopkeepers and baristas speak at least one of an European language.
Cihangir is also known as the bohemian part of Istanbul's, where most of the residents are artists and creative professionals.
When you think of The Asian side of Istanbul, the first neighbourhood of Istanbul that pop-ups in mind is Kadıköy.
In the Ottoman times, Kadıköy used to be called as the Land of The Blind - as the residents of Kadıköy were not able to see the beauty of the European Side of Istanbul
Kadıköy is large, cosmoplitan district of Istanbul, located on the northern shore the Sea of Marmara, facing the old city, where is only a beautiful ferry ride away from any part of the city.
Kadıköy is also famous for its murals, as well as fish market, restaurants and Turkish baths.
Beşiktaş, evethough is known best for the football club, is one the vivid neighbourhoods of Istanbul, with its large student population as it hosts numerous universities.
Bebek is an old bosphorus neighbourhood. It has been one of the most popular areas in Istanbul since the Ottoman times.
The lovely streets and cafes and restaurants are never dull, and Bebek’s location means it has so far escaped the crush of the city that you’ll find in many other parts of the town.