from the airport, take the white 'harvas' bus to taksim, then follow mal (ab 15 mins) or taxi. drom siraselviler caddesi take the first left after the german hospitcal (alman hastanesi) then right into gunesli sokak. their house is no 31 (old # 47) opposite the entrnace to cihangir park. press the bell marked HALE. wait to be let in. call the lift (button C) and go to the 6th floor (no access via stairs)
Fun place to check out if you enjoy oysters. Make sure you take someone who does not mind getting their hands dirty. My favorite way to enjoy then is BBQ'd with a lime tequila chile sauce. Hog Island Oyster Co.
Galata Tower - Chances are very likely that your kids will notice this 60 meter high tower and Golden Horn feature immediately while scanning the Istanbul skyline. Although not suitable for very small kids, a walk on the tower’s top balcony will surely please them – and you. After an elevator ride to the night floor, followed by a flight of stairs you’ll enjoy commanding 360 views over the metropolis.