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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

170 hotels in Old Town

1 Grand Hilarium

4 stars
4.0 / 5


Combining recreational facilities and inviting spaces located in the bustling Istanbul City, Grand Hilarium makes for an ideal retreat for corporate and leisure travellers visiting this side of... More

2 Dara Hotel And Family Rooms

3 stars
3.9 / 5

Kucuk Ayasofya Mahallesi Su Terazisi Sokak No:25 - Sultanahmet / Istanbul Map

Featuring cosy accommodation and convenient facilities, Dara Hotel Istanbul is the perfect place to reside and explore the surrounding areas. Tourists can visit Arkeoloji Muzesi, an amazing museum... More

3 Agan Hotel Istanbul

3 stars
4.3 / 5 16 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

4 BEST WESTERN PREMIER Acropol Suites and Spa

4 stars
4.4 / 5

AKBIYIK CAD. NO:21 34122 Map

If you wish to experience enchantment, the BEST WESTERN PREMIER Acropol Suites & Spa Hotel Istanbul is conveniently located in the heart of charming and historic Istanbul. GeneralThe hotel... More

5 Ottoman Hotel Park

4 stars
3.0 / 5 1 reviews

Kadirga Liman Cad, No:85 Sultanahmet Map

Experience the Ottoman style luxury and world famous Turkish hospitality at Ottoman Hotel Park while visiting Istanbul for business or pleasure. Area attractions, which guests can explore are... More

6 Recital Hotel

4 stars
4.0 / 5 1 reviews

Binbirdirek mah. Piyerloti, Map

Offering refined comfort and hospitable service, Recital Hotel Sultanahmet gives holidaymakers an ideal base while exploring the Old City of Istanbul. This Sultanahmet property places travellers... More

7 Istanbul Holiday Hotel

3 stars
2.8 / 5

Kucuk Ayafosya Cad. No:30 Sultanahmet Map

Istanbul Holiday Hotel welcomes corporate travellers and tourists to value-for-money accommodations situated in the historic district of the Turkey capital. This Istanbul hotel positions guests... More

8 Erguvan Hotel Istanbul

4 stars
3.7 / 5 3 reviews

Aksakal Cad. No:3 34400 Sultanhamet Map

The elegant Erguvan Hotel with a refined decor and a contemporary style is the most ideal place for you to reside amongst the famous attractions of Turkey. GeneralThe Erguvan Hotel is surrounded... More

9 Faros Old City

4 stars
4.0 / 5 1 reviews

Divanyolu Caddesi No:76 Sultanahmet Map

Charming and elegant, the Faros Hotel Istanbul is an ideal destination for those who wish to live old Istanbul in a modern and luxurious environment. GeneralAt leisure, guests can visit the most... More

10 Emirhan Inn

3 stars
3.5 / 5 2 reviews

Kucuk Ayasofya mah, Odev sokak No 4 Map

Ideal for short- and long-term stays, Emirhan Inn Istanbul is a cosy base offering a quiet location in the heart of the ancient city. While in Istanbul, tourists should not miss seeing the iconic... More