Galata: the heart of Istanbul

We understand the importance of location and that’s why all our apartments* are in Galata.

*except Pera Place
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With its genuine, very welcoming and diverse community, Galata is a neighbourhood where you’ll feel at home, yet also in the historic and cultural heart of things. Elegant 19th Century buildings line cobbled streets alongside ottoman fountains and ancient city walls. Discoveries are around every corner, together with an intriguing and practical mix of cafes, restaurants, small grocery shops and artistic boutiques.

A map may be useful, but wherever you wander, you can always find your way back to Galata Tower, which has been a well-loved landmark for the last 700 years.



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Metro, bus, tram and ferry stops are all only a couple of minutes walk away. You can be in Sultanahmet for the big sights of Ayasofya, Topkapı, Blue Mosque etc. in about 12 minutes by public transport or 20 minutes on foot. In the other direction, by Metro, you can be in Şişli for Istanbul’s biggest shopping mall in 10 minutes or Levent for Istanbul’s business district in 15 minutes.



Galata Tower and our apartments (red marker on the map)

Galata Tower is a medieval landmark with fantastic view from the top. The distance between Galata Tower and our apartments is 3 to 90 meters and the first stop to getting your bearings.


The district where you’ll find the big sights of Ayasofya, Topkapı, and the Blue Mosque. You can walk to Sultanahmet in around 20-25 minutes or you can take the modern tram: 5 minutes’ walk then 7 minutes’ tram ride.

Taksim Square

Often considered the centre of the city. Our apartments are linked to Taksim by Istiklal Avenue, a long (around 2km) pedestrianised street with a nostalgic tram running it’s entire length. This area is the culture and entertainment hub of Istanbul and Turkey.

Istanbul Modern

The largest contemporary art gallery in Istanbul and Turkey. The distance between Istanbul Modern and our apartments is around 1km, down a steep hill, taking about 15 minutes to to walk.


How to reach our apartments from Istanbul (IST) and Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) Airports?

havaist and Havabus run very frequent shuttles between both airports and Taksim. Price is approximately 3 Euros per person. From Taksim to the apartments a taxi will cost around 3-4 Euro.

A taxi from Istanbul airport to the apartments will cost around 17-20 Euros and from Sabiha Gokcen airport it will cost around 30-35 Euros.

If you prefer we can arrange your transportation from either airport. Just let us know.