2 weeks ago I had a visit to Paradise ...and Paradise for me is Istanbul: the paradise of food, nice people, shopping, and a connection between the two continents. Because I was amazed by this great city I will share with you my TOP 5 places to visit.
1) Fab Night Life - Arabesque
Referred to as a neo-Lebanese restaurant, Arabesque is another innovative institution by İzzet Çapa—the famous nightlife guru of Istanbul. Arabesque offers belly dancing performances every night, with DJ performances after the show, spinning Turkish and Arab beats. They even had a special guest some months ago in the person of Roberto Cavalli :)
2) Restaurants - Yuksel Balik
Yüksel balık is one of the most elegant and oldest restaurants at Yeşilköy coast. At Yüksel Balık where desserts are as popular as seafood products.You can enjoy panaromik sea view and suny days at Yüksel Balık which hosts many famous people from business,arts and sports community of the city.
Panorama Restaurant - Fantastic views, especially at night, and for the adventurous types the roof garden gives even more spectacular picture opportunities.
3) Luxurious discreet Turkish Bath- Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamami
Luxurious bath services in a spotless and beautiful setting, including massages and fully-body clay masks
4) Istanbul Covered Bazaar - Dance with the rhythm of different cultures. The oldest and the largest covered market place in the world is situated in the centre of the city.
5) Sultanahmet - Old City
The oldest part of Istanbul, and the location of most of its historical sights : Hagia Sophia, Topkapı Palace, Sultanahmet Mosque
If one had but a single glance to give the world, one should gaze on Istanbul.
- Alphonse De Lamartine -