By Ezgi Tozar, a free-spirited animal-lover born in Istanbul and raised to have a deep love of Turkish food!Edited by Jessica Wright
Anyone who loves Istanbul will agree that a few weeks or even months would be better than a few days, but if you’ve only got 3 days in Istanbul, it’s enough to enjoy a taste! The only trouble is, it will undoubtedly leave you craving more. 3 days in Istanbul is more than enough to see several of the famed historical sites, sample a variety of the exotic and diverse flavors and of course squeeze in a Turkish bath or two – you just need to know exactly what you plan to do so that not a single minute goes to waste. When it comes to what to do in Istanbul in 3 days; well, that’s where I come in. I’ve lived in Istanbul all my life and with Mediterranean and Anatolian heritage of my own, I have some insight into the wonderfully diverse nature of this east meets west city. In this Istanbul 3 days itinerary I’ll lead you across the city, traipsing over the bones of a Byzantium colony, the dust of Constantinople and the ashes of the Ottoman Empire. If you don’t get your fill from the historical splendor of the city, the selection of mouth-watering eateries, pubs and street foods I direct you to will certainly do the job!