To get a real feel for the various sights, sounds and textures of Istanbul, step out and explore nearby areas such as Mahmutbey, Esenyurt, and Belgrad Forest.
Istanbul is known as home to Hagia Sophia. This popular attraction is only less than 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) from the center of the city.
Pay a visit to Hippodrome, Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace in the center of Istanbul.
Nearby Ataturk Olympic Stadium is a great place to experience Istanbul’s passion for soccer, and to see local legends, the Istanbul BBSK, in all their glory. To endear yourself with the locals, be sure to wear orange, the colors of the Istanbul BBSK.
Why not book a hotel room or a serviced appartment around Arnavutkoy, to fully get to know this area's many charms. Among the more popular accommodation options in and around Arnavutkoy are the Holiday Inn Istanbul Airport Hotel and the AVRUPA RESIDENCE SUITES.