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Galata Tower Terrace 1
Terrace 1 is a renovated flat in authentic neighborhood called Galata. The flat consists of one bedroom and one living room with two foldable sofas. There is a breathtaking sea view from the living room that you can enjoy both by relaxing on the armchairs or by getting out to your small private balcony. For more of the view, an amazing rooftop terrace equipped with dining table, chairs and barbeque set is available one floor up where you can see Marmara Sea where ships pass by 24 hours a day. It has a truly incredible view and space that you may not be able to find even in the best restaurants of Istanbul. You can dine outside with a view of Topkapi Palace, the Blue Mosque and the Bosphorus. Or you could watch and listen to seagulls at night with a glass of wine.

The flat is located on the 5th floor of a historical building where there are two more flats available from the same owner. Perfect for family reunions and large groups. There is also a studio flat on the rooftop. Apartment is decorated with beautiful Turkish lamps, paintings and antiques.

When you enter the apartment, the bathroom is located on the left and you step into the dining room. The bedroom is on your right and the kitchen is on your left. Walking straight from the dining room, you are in the living room. It could be divided into two with curtains for semi privacy. two fold out sofas are at the corners of the living room.

Located one block from historical Galata tower, you are both in a local neighborhood and minutes away from tourist attractions. The street is full of Turkish music instrument stores, cafes, kebab stands and restaurants. Walking down, you could reach Galata Bridge and fish market. Passing the bridge you are in Spice Bazaar and Grand Bazaar, right next to the Blue Mosque. Walking up takes you to famous 3 km long pedestrian street called Istiklal Avenue where you could find hundreds of restaurants, cafes and stores.

The flat gives you the impression that you are by the sea somewhere between Greece and Turkey with its blue and white colors and bleached wood floors.

Don't let the 5 floors with no elevator scare you, the hidden heaven with a magical 180 degree view of Istanbul is worth the bit of exercise!
  • 5th floor
  • no elevator
  • crib upon request - up to 3 y.o.
  • air-conditioning
  • double glazed windows
  • fan
  • independent heating
  • full kitchen
  • American coffee machine
  • tea kettle
  • toaster
  • telephone
  • DVD player with selection of movies
  • flatscreen TV
  • cable/satellite TV
  • WiFi
  • communal terrace
  • private balcony
  • hair dryer
  • iron
  • linen and towels provided
  • mini-safe
  • washing machine/dryer
  • panoramic views
Booking details
Booking details: vacation rental apartment (1 bedroom / 1 bathroom), sleeps max. 6 people
Payment accepted: cash on arrival in euro, by Paypal (guest pays the fees)
Minimum stay: minimum stay of 3 nights
Cancellations allowed up to: 180 days before arrival
Occupancy: double
Bed options: 1 king (180 cm)
Policies & Extra Charges: smoking permitted on balcony only, check-out time is 12 pm (noon), apartment will be clean by 3 pm on day of check-in, luggage can be held before check-in, luggage can be left after check-out
Spoken Language(s):
Rates and Availability
 Galata Tower Terrace 1
Hagia Sophia
Topkapi Palace
Blue Mosque
Dolmabahce Palace
Galata Tower
Taksim Square
Süleymaniye Mosque
Miniaturk Museum
Istanbul Modern Museum
Grand Bazaar
Bagdat Street