the last time we were in Istanbul, we were captivated by the few night time, illuminated vistas or things we saw (and some daytime points as well), but missed some (like a trip up to Camlica Hill).
When we return in December, we're getting a car/driver to take our family of 7 one evening to see everything we can reasonably in a few hours with stops wherever we want for any reason.
Please suggest to us your favorite or most magical:
* spots for an incredible nighttime view of the city, the Bosphorus, the bridges
* buildings or areas illuminated away from Sultanahmet (as we'll be staying there and will see walking around)
i'm thinking drive to Dolmabahce Palace for a stop by the sea, drive over Bosphorus Bridge to stop at Beylerbeyi Palace, Camlıca Hill for a stop, maybe drive by/stop ? at Kız Kulesi. other?
We loved also the daytime view from the top of the Galata Tower but don't know if it is open in the evening.
(don't hesitate to also suggest your favorite daytime vistas/views)Edited: 23 November 2011, 03:15