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In the heart of city
Close to both subway and tramway
100 m to Galata Tower
10 min away to Old City by walk
Lots of boutiques,cafes and restaurants in the neighborhood
Serdar-ı Ekrem is the busiest, liveliest, most popular street in Galata. It may be just one street but it is home to a wide variety of funky, fancy, and down-right quirky shops and boutiques. Just take it step by step, and spend a few hours exploring vintage shops, designer boutiques, jewelry stores and much more.
If you walk on Galip Dede Caddesi going down from İstiklal Caddesi (right by Tünel), you’ll see Serdar-ı Ekrem Caddesi on your left in a few minutes. Pass Füreyya Balıkçısı on the corner (a great option for lunch if you’re after tasty, fresh fish), and enter this chic street.
You can walk over to Fifth Ave Galata where a mixture of vintage, second hand, and current garments hang in a tiny store, also filled with other accessories like sunglasses, hats, and jewelry.
Vintage shopping aside, your next stop on Serdar-ı Ekrem has to be Lunapark. This is the kind of store that you can’t leave empty-handed, specializing in items that are solely Turkish – by nostalgic Turkish brands or contemporary Turkish designers. Here, you’ll find a range of traditional and humorous products, from cosmetics, accessories, bags, and food to home décor, stationary, and books.
Make sure to check out jewelry designer Aida Pekin’s store (located all the way at the end of the street) and world-renowned designer Arzu Kaprol. As for Hakan Yıldırım, a true talent for designing both gowns that wow any crowd, and basics with modern twists, his store Section Mode Unique will be located on your left side.
After your photo shoot, stop by Mavra, a cozy little cafe that has indulge-worthy appetizers, salads, pastas, and meat-heavy mains. It’s quite a calm café, often filled with its frequenters just typing away on their laptops or reading the day’s paper as if they are in their own living rooms.
Once you get going again, stop by Sofa Art & Antiques. This quirky little store has something for every taste and budget. It’s kind of a mythical treasure box, with each corner hiding an unexpected find, both old and new. This may be a sculpture, a mirror, or maybe a piece of jewelry.
Halfway down the sartorial street, you will be walking by Les Benjamins, one of the best luxurious t-shirt stores in Istanbul. Getting their inspirations from Les Jeunes Turcs, the designers at Les Benjamins create humurous graphics using the faces of famous people. A couple steps down the road, 290sqm, the urban boutique from Amsterdam has fresh sneakers, cool garments, and exclusive collaborations by hip designers both for men and women.
Last but not least, go into Atelier 55, a very elegant boutique selling clothing, jewelry, and home décor items by Turkish as well as international designers, uch as Bora Aksu, Batya Kebudi, Misela, R Y Augousti, Umit Benan, and Charlotte Olympia.
Read More: A Day on Serdar-ı Ekrem Caddesi in Galata | The Guide Istanbul (URL HIDDEN)
The house is at the Galata district of Beyoğlu, near the end of Istiklal street and one of the most famous street Serdar-i Ekrem. My apartment is built in second half of 19th century.In 2014 the building was renovated.
It is 90 sqm. The living room and the kitchen is together. There is a queen size bed .There is also a comfortable sofa bed in the living room. One adult can easily sleep. The apartment is at the first floor of the building and modern decorated. There is one elevator in the building.The street is very quite and safe.
The location is only 1 minutes away from the Galata Tower where you can panoramically realize Istanbul. From out the door, in 300 meters distance, is the Sishane Metro Station from where you can start exploring Istanbul easily. The Tunel-Karakoy Tramway is 250 meters away from the building and it is the second oldest metro of the world after London's one.
You can walk through the amazing Istiklal Street. The Istiklal street which is one of Istanbul’s most popular areas for nightlife and culture, visited by nearly 3 million people in a single day over the course of weekends.
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Sheets, linens, pillows and towels,
24 hours hot water
Table and chairs
Washing and drying machine
Iron and iron board
Oven, refrigerator, coffee machine, pots and pans,dishes, glasses and Cutlery
Maps and Travel Magazine & Books
Complimentary 2 bottles of Erikli still water
Complimentary wifi internet access.
The flat is completely equipped and provides all basic needs such as sugar, salt & pepper, coffee, washing powder, cleaning agents, kitchen sponge, toilette paper which helps you to save extra costs.
Early Check-in and Late Check-out is possibe only if availabilty allows
Daily house keeping is available upon request 10 $
Any damage will be deducted from the deposit (broken/jammed items stained/ripped fabric, water marks, etc.)
Guests are welcome to use the whole apartment. All appliances, kitchenware are free to use.
I will greet you to my place, hand you the keys, give you some detailed information about the apartment and the rules and get lost. :)
Until you need me.
BEST neighborhood in Istanbul: i love the vibe, the diversity, the mix of the history and modernity. Alongside mosques and synagogues, you will see contemporary bars/cafes/boutiques, top-notch restaurants. Very friendly residents. Safe. A short walk to the port and the seaside. A short tram ride to other major sights.
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