Bodrum + Istanbul
Written on 08.21.18.
Tersane - The cutest little restaurant right on the water (the tables are nestled in sand).
Sait - The best fish. Definitely get the melon with feta and branzino
Zuma - not a local restaurant but great views and if you want a change from Turkish food
The Edition Hotel - brand new and on the water. The spa is great
Walk around the Marina
Eat a lot of mezzes
Rent a sailboat for the day. There's usually a delicious lunch abroad and the boat will take you to different coves for swimming
Karakoy Lokantasi - beautiful restaurant serving fish
Restaurant Balikci Sabahattin - off the beaten bath and don't expect any ambiance but the food is great. All outdoor seating and locals
Bazlama Kahvalti - Great turkish breakfast. Family-run prix fixe spot with fresh hot bread and donuts in addition to the traditional spread. Get here early.
Pak Pide and Pizza Salonu - no frills pide spot
Burc Kebap - In the Grand Bazaar. Get the kebaps, lamachun, and dolmas
Hagia Sophia - It's a must and you must get here early or stand in the blistering sun for a long time
Topkapi Palace - Beautiful and a must- see for your first visit
Basilica Cistern - Super cool underground cistern
Blue Mosque - Pretty if you have time
Buy a Turkish kilim or pillow cases - at Adanan and Hasan
Soho House Istanbul - the former US Embassy building. Close to the tourist sites
Four Seasons on the Bosphorous