Archive for the 'Istanbul' Category

Historic Areas of Istanbul

Friday, March 9th, 2018

Date of Inscription to the World Heritage List: 6.12.1985 List Reference: 356 Criteria: Cultural   Love of Continents: ISTANBUL The historical areas of Istanbul, which has been the capital of three great empires, were inscribed to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1985.   Istanbul, which has a history of more than 2,500 years, Is […]

Historical Peninsula

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

Historical Peninsula Historical Peninsula: A historical region which has flourished over the centuries since its earliest settlement, the Historical Peninsula hosts invaluable monuments of bygone civilizations. Also called Suriçi (Walled City) the area was founded in 685 BC and named Byzantium until it grew within time and took its present shape in Istanbul. The earliest […]

The Princes’ Islands

Friday, July 10th, 2015

The Princes Islands: Among the most terrific getaways, the Princes’ Islands, with a history going back to ancient times, are a classical combination of nature, sea and history. Comprised of nine islands, the Princes Islands are popular for their tranquil streets where one can take shelter from the hustle and bustle of the crowded city […]


Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

Kartepe: one of Turkey’s major ski resorts welcoming visitors any season of the year, Kartepe is famous for its scenic views. Positioned on the peak of Samanlı Mountains located in Kocaeli province in the Marmara Region, Kartepe is the closest ski resort to Istanbul. The thickness of snow, which enables you to enjoy skiing to […]

Beyoğlu – Taksim

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

Beyoğlu – Taksim Beyoğlu;  the main attraction in Istanbul, where history and fashion meet in a quotidian atmosphere. With musicians you can encounter around every corner and with its colorful streets, Beyoğlu is situated at an area you must definitely see. So, how about getting to know this beautiful and rich destination where Turkey’s heart […]

Hagia Sophia

Sunday, March 16th, 2014

Hagia Sophia, is the first large church of Christian universe. After the conquest of Istanbul by the Ottoman Empire, it had been used as mosque and it has kept its value among all important mosque of Islam universe. This church which is still standing as hard as nails today, have been started to be constructed […]


Sunday, March 16th, 2014

  Istanbul is one of the most beutiful cities of the world and it had been the capital city of two great emperorship such as the Byzantines and the Ottomans for the passing history. It has comprised more than 500 important historical works. Istanbul now is the leading city of Turkish economy. It has been […]

Suleymaniye Mosque

Friday, March 14th, 2014

The magnificent Suleymaniye Mosque has been located on one of the hills which is one of the seven hills of Europe side. It had been constructed by the architect Mi mar Sinan by the commands of Kanuni Sultan Suleyman in the years between 1550 -1557. This mosque has 4 minarets and has 10 §erefe (balcony […]

Dikilitas /Obelisks

Friday, March 14th, 2014

At the place of Byzantine Hippoddrome, namely in front of mavi Mosque on Sultanahmet Square of today. There is also an Egyptian obelisk have been raised up. This obelisk has been constructed by Egyptian famous Pharoah III. Tutmosis for a Temple in 15. Century B.C. All four sides of these obelisk have been embellished with […]

Topkapi Palace

Friday, March 14th, 2014

The construction of the small lodges of the palace had been started in 1462 by Fatih Sultan Mehmet and the largest portion of the palace had been finished in 1578. This palace have been composed of a huge complex. There are two big towers on both two sides of Babusselam which constitutes the second gate […]

Rumelihisari Rumeli Castle

Friday, March 14th, 2014

Rumelihisari (Rumelian Castle) has been placed on the best point of the Bosporus which connects the Black Sea to Marmara Sea. The castle has been constructed by the commands of Fatih Sultan Mehmet in 1452, one year before the conquest of Istanbul. It has been constructed by the hardworks of thouands of soldiers and only […]


Monday, March 10th, 2014

  ART, CULTURE, AND ENTERTAINMENT Cicek Pasaji, Istanbul Istanbul also has a rich program of light entertainment. Nightclubs provide splendid entertainment throughout dinner, ranging from a selection of Turkish songs to belly-dancing. Alongside these are modem discos, cabarets, and jazz clubs in the Taksim – Harbiye district. Iin Sultanahmet, there are a number of restaurants in restored […]


Monday, March 10th, 2014

  MARMARA REGION LANDSCAPES Sunset in Istanbul     Kiz Kulesi, Istanbul                 Misir Carsisi (Spice Bazaar)     Rumeli Hisari (Rumelian Fortress)                       Burgaz Island                 Golden Horn, istanbul     Cicek Pasaji (Flower Lane)                          Balik Pazari          Kapali Carsi (Covered Bazaar)     Horse-drawn carriages, Buyukada          Kefke rocky outcrops           Bursa     Manyas Kus Cenneti                Manyas Kus Cenneti     Meric Bridge, Edirne […]


Monday, March 10th, 2014

  The Basilica of Hagia Sophia (Holy Wisdom), now called the Ayasofya Museum, is unquestionably one of the finest buildings of all time. Built by Constantine the Great and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century, its immense dome rises 55 meters above the ground and its diameter spans 31 meters. Linger here to admire the building’s majestic serenity […]


Monday, March 10th, 2014

  THE MARMARA REGION A fast highway connects Istanbul with Izmit, the capital of Kocaeli province. An important city in Roman times known as Nicomedeia, it is now a prosperous industrial center. The restored Saatci Efendi Konak, a typical 18th-century Ottoman mansion, now serves as theEthnography Museum. Pismaniye, the local sweet, consists of thousands of thin layers of drawn sugar. Hereke, […]


Monday, March 10th, 2014

Istanbul embraces two continents with one arm reaching out to Asia and the other to Europe. Through the city’s heart -the Bosphorus- run the waters of the Black Sea, the Sea of Marmara and the Golden Horn. Sunset, Istanbul The former capital of three successive empires, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman, Istanbul today honors and preserves the legacy of […]