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The Old Town of Istanbul is all that remains of Constantinople, also called Byzantium. You can walk its streets and see evidence of its glorious history all around. The best outdoor markets are to be found here, where you can purchase anything from rugs to spices. But what really makes Old Town interesting is that it sits on a peninsula and is surrounded by the blue waters of the Bosporus, the Golden Horn, and the Sea of Marmara. So unique and culturally significant is this part of the city that it has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  • Listen to a classical music concert at the Hagia Irene in Istanbul's Old Town, one of the few cathedrals that was never converted to a mosque.
  • Spend the day in Istanbul’s Gulhane Park that was once the royal hunting grounds but is now a lovely park with flowers, sea views, and a group of cafes near the water.
  • See the artefacts in the Museum of Archaeology in Old town; it contains Sumerian Tablets, Roman statues, even pieces of the walls of Babylon.

Istanbul has a marvellous public transportation system that will get you into Old Town with little difficulty. The tram system has stations at Eminonu, Gulhane, and Sultanahmet. Bus lines run straight from Ataturk Airport into all points in the city, including Old Town. Lines 61b and 96T are the best for getting this ancient part of town. The metro stations are in Askaray and Zeytinburnu and you transfer to Trams from there. Taxis are relatively inexpensive and you might prefer them if coming from the airport. Once there, you won't need any other transportation than your feet.

Hotels in Old Town

147 hotels in Old Town

1 Arden park

4 stars
3.0 / 5

Alemdar Mahallesi , Kazim Ismail Gurkan Caddesi No:6 Map

Arden Park Hotel & Spa is a charming hotel in Istanbul that places you in the epicenter of the cultural heritage of this Eternal city You'll have easy access to all of the most... More

2 Aren Suites

4 stars
4.5 / 5 2 reviews

Kkayasofya Caddesi Gelinlik Sokak No.13 Map

Whether in heritage-rich Istanbul for business or leisure, travellers find ideal base in the tasteful accommodations and central location of Aren Suites Hotel Istanbul. This boutique hotel places... More

3 Rose Garden Suites

4 stars
4.0 / 5 2 reviews

Kucukayasofya Mah Sehit Mehmet Pasa Sok. Map

Rose Garden Suites, are located in Sultanahmet district of Istanbul''''s which is one of oldest and most precious area. The Rose Garden Suite''''s have only 13 luxury rooms with a unique design or... More

4 SULTANS ROYAL HOTEL

4 stars
5.0 / 5

KUCUK AYASOFYA CADDESI MUSTAFAPASA SOKAK NO:29 SULTANAHMET Map

Welcome to The Sultans Royal Istanbul. Our hotel has been rendering first class service by showing traditional Turkish hospitality graciously. Our rooms in which we piece special designed luxury... More

5 Deniz Houses

3 stars
3.5 / 5 4 reviews

k.ayasofya cad.Cayiroglu sok.No.14 Map

Travellers who like comfort, convenience, friendly and helpful Turkish hospitality, stay at Hotel Deniz Houses Istanbul that offers the serenity of gentle sea breezes and splendid views to make... More

6 Almina Hotel Istanbul

4 stars
3.9 / 5

Kucukayasofya Cad Akbiyik Degirmeni Sk No27 Sultanahmet Map

Hotel Almina Istanbul offers comfortable accommodation in the heart of the ancient historical quarter of Sultanahmet in Istanbul. This 4-star standards hotel is just a short drive away from some of... More

7 Sultan House Hotel

4 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews

DIZDARIYE CESME SK. NO:1 Map

Whether in Istanbul for business or pleasure, Sultan House Hotel Istanbul invites travellers for a comfortable stay. This hotel offers quality amenities and comfortable accommodation to make the... More

8 Dersaadet Hotel

4 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews

Kucuk Ayasofya Cad. Kapiagasi Sk. No: 5 34 Map

Boasting a 19th Century Ottoman House, the Dersaadet Hotel is a distinguishing hotel offering classic Turkish hospitality and facilities for your unique vacation in Turkey. GeneralVisit the... More

9 BEST WESTERN PREMIER Senator Hotel

4 stars
4.7 / 5 3 reviews

Gencturk Caddesi - Sirvanizade Sokak No: 5 Map

Presenting the quality service by means of an approach aiming at ensuring satisfaction, the BEST WESTERN PREMIER Senator Hotel Istanbul offers charm and elegance combined with the most sophisticate... More

10 Agan Hotel Istanbul

3 stars
4.3 / 5 19 reviews

Ebusuud Caddesi Saffetipapa Sokak 6 Sirkeci Istanbul Map

Featuring comfortable accommodation with friendly services, the Agan Hotel is an ideal place to reside at Istanbul. GeneralThe well-equipped meeting room offers an excellent place to host your... More