Sirkeci Tourism

Sirkeci (pronounced [ˈsiɾked͡ʒi]) is a quarter in the Eminönü neighborhood of the Fatih district of the city of Istanbul, Turkey. The neighborhood borders to the North the mouth of the Golden Horn, to the West the neighborhood of Bahçekapı, to the East the Topkapi Palace area, and to the South the Cağaloğlu neighborhood. Sirkeci hosts Sirkeci Station, the Southeastern (thus "Oriental") long distance passenger train terminus in Europe for the Orient Express. The neighborhood consists mostly of commercial and tourist oriented uses. A combination of small shops, hans (larger workshops), offices intermingle with boutique hotels, traditional Turkish restaurants, Turkish and foreign-language bookstores, and tourist offices. In the Byzantine period, the area was known as Phosphorion (Ancient Greek: Φωσφόριον).

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Looking for travel information about Sirkeci? Explore the best travel advice on Sirkeci, Turkey. After your splendid visit to Sirkeci, you can proceed to an important near-by city of Istanbul. So, ideally any vacation planner would recommend you to visit Istanbul for its bountiful attractions like Sultan Ahmed Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia on your trip to Sirkeci. Tour packages of Sirkeci are of 1 to 2 days duration.

  • Know the pollution level of Sirkeci before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 64.1 (High)
    • Water Pollution 56.64 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 63.05 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 57.19 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50.32 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 57.08 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 72.14 (High)
  • How safe is Sirkeci for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Sirkeci.

    • Burglary and Theft 45.45 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 46.86 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 42.09 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 71.82 (High)
    • Car Stealing 34.59 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 47.01 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 48.67 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 44.09 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 69.78 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 39.64 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 51.29 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 34.31 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 47.36 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Sirkeci is 110.37 (High)

    • Safety Index 50.83 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 93.02 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 69.86 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 53.02 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 37.42 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 67.62 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 12.86 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 41.45 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Sirkeci

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.13 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.74 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 24.74 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 64.41 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 36.43 USD

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