Sur Balık Sarayburnu
Sur Balık is situated at the heart of Istanbul, the Old City. Sarayburnu coast is one of the most beautiful places around the old city walls, and Sur Balık serves top quality fish here for your enjoyment. Sur Balık brought authentic Mediterranean cuisine together with the seafood concepts, with dedicated practices of their chefs. The restorant has 300 guest capacities on its outdoor section, which provides a comfy and friendly atmosphere. Their idea is to serve best and freshest seasonal fish to your table, with many interesting combinations of authentic Turkish cuisine.
The Old City is the most iconic district of Istanbul. There are a lot to visit and it can be hard to wander all these without a plan. To plan your trip time efficiently you can consider checking out our Istanbul top 5 attractions combo option. Wİth this option, you will be able to discover most amazing historical structures of Istanbul, built in times of Ottoman Empire, Roman Emprireand Byzantine Empire. This combo includes visits to Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Basilica Cistern, Bosphorus Dinner Cruise and 24-hour hop-on-off BigBus tour. Hagia Sophia was originally built by the East Roman Empire as a glorious church, until Fatih the Conqueror conquered Istanbul and turned this magnificent piece of art into a mosque. Up until Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, founder of the Turkish Republic, Hagia Sophia continued to serve as a mosque, Ataturk then changed it to museum as it is today. It contains rich historical and cultural heritage from past governmental eras. Topkapi Palace served as residence of the royal Ottoman family and it was also the centre for governmental and educational functions of the Empire. In this historic structure, you will witness the brightest era of the Ottoman Empire in its glory. You will walk through many sections of the building such as armory and weaponry, sacred relics department, sofa mosque and many more. Basilica cistern is an underground part of the Hagia Sophia, built by the orders of Byzantine Emperor Justinian I in 527. It is called Yerebatan (sunk underground) due to marble columns rising from the water. There is also a basilica in the place where cistern is located. Basilica Cistern is a visual show of the beauty our city holds. Bosphorus Dinner cruise is an amazing opportunity to relieve your tiredness after a long day of city exploration and have a remarkable night on a boat on Bosphorus. This event takes approximately 4 hours and you will be sailing around the Bosphorus with many events like belly dancer shows, professional DJs, unlimited local alcoholic dinners with meat, fish or vegetable dinner options. Bosphorus’ gentle winds and colorful lights of the city will accompany you in this fine experience. Bigbus tour will allow you to enjoy beauties of the city as you sit and travel through most iconic places of Istanbul. Bigbus tour is perfect if you don’t want to lose your energy walking through and through all the iconic places or lose your enthusiasm in public transportation.
Dolmabahce Palace & Two Continents tour or Grand Bazaar Shopping Tour would also help you discover the Old City in its fullest. In Dolmabache Palace & Two Continents tour, we welcome you to the recent residence of the Ottoman Dynasty and the royal family. Dolmabahce Palace was used as the main residence for running state affairs, it also served as the living place of the Sultan and the royal family from 1856 to 1887 and 1909 to 1922. It is the final Palace of the Ottoman Empire, ordered by Abdulmecid I. It took 13 years to build this breath-taking Palace and the construction cost was 35 tons of gold. In total, Dolmabahce Palace was home to 5 different sultans of the Ottoman Empire and Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, founder of the Turkish Republic, also lived and governed the Republic for a brief period, until he moved the capital to Ankara. This is also where Ataturk died in 1938 at 09.05, and in order to honor his memory, all clocks are stopped at 09.05 at Dolmabahce Palace. There you will also encounter the magnificent view of the Bosphorus and the Bosphorus Bridge. Next, we will go to Camlıca Hill, one of the seven hills of Istanbul. Camlıca hill offers a one in a lifetime opportunity to watch the sun go down over Bosphorus and Marmara Sea.
Grand Bazaar Shopping Tour offers you to discover one of the largest bazaars in the world. Grand Bazaar is 30,700 square meters with 60 streets and over 4000 shops. Our guide will meet you there and help you explore the top quality, reputable shops with best price-quality offers. You will have a chance to shop for many authentic Turkish souvenirs such as carpets, kilims, jewelry and leather bags, jackets, shoes and more. Shopping in Grand Bazaar tour is a good opportunity for you because our guides are skilled in bargaining and bargaining is an important aspect of Turkish mercantilization. Also, with our guides you will be sure that whatever you choose to buy for yourself, family and loved ones will be authentic, original and worthy of your money.
Inside the historic walls of the Old City, Sur Balık awaits you to join them for a remarkable and original dining experience. Their well trained and practiced chefs will amaze you with their visionary concepts on authentic Mediterranean cuisine and seafood concept.