Karaköy is the modern name given to a portion of the old Galata neighbourhood.It is now the trendiest part of Istanbul , dotted with cafes, art galleries, and hotels. It has also been Istanbul's all time favourite musical instrument shop district. Hundreds of colorful graffiti, vintage shops,art all around make Karakoy a really cool place.
We stayed at Karakoy at an apartment booked through Airbinb - you can check out the rooms here.
A stroll in this area,followed by Turkish breakfast at a cafe with grapes hanging on meshes that covered some narrow lanes; all making it an incredibly cool start of the day.