Istanbul # 1 Tourist Destination 2014

Traveler’s Choice Award, Trip Advisor

Welcome to Istanbul, a city with a secret just waiting to be discoveredtrip 3

ISTANBUL – Voted the world’s most popular tourist destination in 2014 by respected travel website, TripAdvisor and The Karamanyan voted among the Best Holiday Apartments, Turkey by The Gurardian Newspaper.

Turkey’s largest tourist destination enjoys a reputation as a true melting pot of styles, cultures and characters, all coming together to create a memorable experience for its thousands upon thousands of visitors. A city where Asian influences meet European traditions, where ancient architecture sits comfortably alongside modern chic, and where every road, every building and every landmark comes complete with its own fascinating history, Istanbul is already well renowned for city breaks that really go above and beyond the norm.

Scattered across the Euro-Asian border, you’ll find the remains of the Ottoman Empire – the grand Aya Sofya, the glorious Topkapı Palace, and the awe-inspiring Süleymaniye Mosque- all sitting comfortably alongside busy street markets, trendy bars, modern stores and bazaars crammed with an assortment of treasures. Swept up in the excitement, you’ll be powerless to resist the richness of daily life in Istanbul, where calls for morning prayer play out like enchanting melodies, the smooth aromas of local delicacies linger in the hot air, and the striking scenery all combine to create a veritable feast for the senses.

But of course, since you’re already planning to take your next holiday in the cultural heartland of Turkey, you already know what awaits when you get there. What you’re really interested in right now, is discovering Istanbul’s best kept secret. To find it, you’ll leave behind the torrent of tourists and travel by boat out into the warm waters of the Marmara Sea. After a short journey across the Bosphorus strait, taking in striking views of the Istanbul skyline en route, you’ll suddenly wonder whether you haven’t been magically transported into a whole other world.

Home to some of the best private holiday apartments in Turkey, The Princes’ Islands may only be a 45 minute boat ride away, but their tranquility and serenity are about as far removed from the pandemonium of Istanbul as you could possibly imagine. Among the largest of Istanbul’s treasured islands, you’ll find Buyukada and Heybeliada. Whilst the former serves as a popular resort for day tourists, the latter is where you’ll be able to break free from the crowds and relax in the grounds of a well-preserved and lovingly restored 19th century mansion.

Now repurposed to provide cost-effective, family friendly Istanbul holiday rentals, The Karamanyan mansion makes the perfect base for your next holiday in Turkey, with the allure of the city, the serenity of the nearby beaches and the tranquility of an island getaway, all within easy reach.

Few other holiday apartments in Turkey can offer so much variety right on their doorstep, making The Karamanyan ideal for unique holidays which bring together the vibrancy of a city break with the charm of a secret island and the relaxation of a beach holiday.

Looking to experience the very best that Turkey has to offer with affordable Istanbul holiday rentals? Ready to make a booking or want to speak to us about availability? Get in touch today.

Ortakoy

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Heybeliada Ferry|Glorious View of Sultanahmet

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Galata Tower From the Ferry

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Grand Bazaar

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Around The Streets

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Blue Mosque Skyline

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Galata Tower

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The Bosphorus

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Sultanahmet

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Aya Sofya

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Topkapi Palace

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Istanbul’s underground cistern

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