We are a young couple and are staying at hotel daphne in sultananmet...would need some recommendations if its worth it...also what to do and what to eat and whatvto shop??
Am on a budget and laying over for 2 days there before heading on further..
Is early may a good time in terms of weather??
Start by walking around the Hagia Sophia, Tokapi Palace and Blue Mosque area. It is all spectacular even from the outside. You can enter the mosque for free. Walk to the Grand Bazaar and Spice Market and soak up the atmosphere. Try to catch a public ferry so that you get to see the city from the Bosphorus. Buy fish sandwiches at the wharf, bread from the local street vendors or simple pide. Walk across the Galata bridge and on up to Taksim just to watch the crowds. I think it will still be great on a tight budget. about 5 years ago