Karakoy Vacation Packages
While staying in Karakoy, be sure to spend a few hours taking in nearby areas, like Istanbul, Harbiye and Kabatas.
Coming from here, it's just less than 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) to one of the city’s most iconic sights, Hagia Sophia.
Pay a visit to Hippodrome, Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace in central Istanbul.
Those interested in exhibits and shows will find some interesting museums, exhibits and venues in and around Karakoy. Spend a few hours of viewing the exhibits at Hagia Irene, the Istanbul Archaeology Museum and Pera Museum. Aspiring artists should browse the collections at the Istanbul Modern Art Museum, the Turkish and Islamic Art Museum and Gallery Apel. Experience some of the magical theater, dance and music performances at the Nardis Jazz Club, the Ataturk Cultural Center and Garaj Istanbul.
If the sun is out, follow the lead of the locals who know the area best and make the most of the nearby green spaces. There are some great green escapes, so why don’t you go out and enjoy the Taksim Gezi Park and Macka Park.
To really get a feel for the area, head to some of the local sights such as Galata Tower, Taksim Square and the Little Hagia Sophia. These spots are a magnet for travellers from all the corners of the globe. Those who enjoy visiting sacred places should make a trip to Suleymaniye Mosque, the Church of St. George and the Rustem Pasha Mosque. The Istanbul area features some fascinating relics from yesteryear; every local history tour should begin with a visit to Dolmabahce Palace, the Column of Constantine and Serpentine Column.
If you are ready to grab a bargain, shop til you drop amid the many stores that are part of Grand Bazaar, Spice Bazaar and French Street.
When it’s time to relax after a long day exploring the delights of Karakoy, check in to one of the many local bed-and-breakfast, hotel and short-stay apartment options. Check out the rooms, rates and amenities at the Doubletree By Hilton Istanbul Old Town, the Niles Hotel Istanbul - Special Class, or the Adamar Hotel - Special Class.