Strolling and Shopping in Kadikoy
Top Things to Do in Kadikoy – Shopping, Eating and Nightlife
Istanbul is a large city, and there’s plenty to see. You might not be able to experience everything in one visit, but choosing the right area to go to can help to make your trip as memorable as possible.
Kadikoy has to be the best area to visit in the Asian side of Istanbul, offering a neighborhood where a lot is happening but there are fewer tourists to contend with. It really is the place to go if you’re looking for somewhere in Istanbul to live like a local, and it’s super easy to get to as well. Read More
Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Ride
Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Tour, Review, Price, Season, Booking, Best Time To Go
Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Tour is the best thing to do in Cappadocia, Turkey. Watching the marvelous landscapes of Cappadocia from 1000 feet, provides you a spectacular view.
Booking a Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon ride is definitely recommended for those who enjoy photography. Balloon tour is also at the top of the list of Best Things to do in Turkey.
Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Review
When you book a balloon tour in Cappadocia, the Cappadocia Balloon Company come to pick you up from your hotel at very early morning.
You are having a great breakfast with the view of Cappadocia‘s unique landscape, while they are preparing the Hot Air Balloons for the flight. This breakfast experience is definitely a romantic one!
Balloons have no certain route, they determine their ride according to the wind. The fun part starts when the Hot Air Balloon take off. You feel a deep excitement when you see the sun rises over the majestic fairy chimneys of Cappadocia. Read More
Istanbul Museum Pass Turkey
Istanbul Museum Pass, Tourist Card Istanbul Turkey, Worth it? Where to buy and use?
Turkey is the 6th largest tourism country in the World. (Source: telegraph.co.uk) Turkey is situated in the Anatolian Peninsula, where many different civilizations had lived. Some of the civilisations that settled down in Anatolia are Ancient Greeks, Hittites, Romans, Byzantines, and Ottomans.
There is a very rich culture especially in Istanbul and Turkey due to the heritage of Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman Empires. Each and every city of Turkey worth to visit but the most popular places are Istanbul, Ephesus and Cappadocia. These three places are considered as the Golden-Triangle of Turkey. There are several types of Museum Pass Cards to use in these regions.
In this article I would like to introduce you the Istanbul Museum Pass tourist card. Read More
Half Day Tour of Istanbul Old City
Istanbul Half Day Private Walking Tour – Guided by Serhat Engul
Duration of the tour is: 3-4 Hours
Tale of 3 Cities
Istanbul has 2650 years of history from the time of Greek Byzas. Founded in 638 B.C. and named as Byzantium. It was the capital of Roman and Byzantine Empires with the name of Constantinople. It became Istanbul during the time of Ottoman Empire.
Heritage of Great Empires
The city has Hippodrome from Roman Empire, Hagia Sophia & Basilica Cistern from Byzantine Empire, Blue Mosque from Ottoman Empire periods. You may see these 4 major pillars of Istanbul Old City only in 3-4 hours. The Half Day Tour is the best for learning about history & visiting the places in shortest time. Read More
Turyol Bosphorus Cruise Boats
Bosphorus Cruise Tour with Turyol Boats, Timetable, Cost, Schedule
There are basically two options when you want to catch one of the Bosphorus tours: Sehir Hatlari Ferry or Turyol Tour Boats. Both of them located in Eminonu Neighborhood where the Spice Bazaar is also located.
Sehir Hatlari “Şehir Hatları” Ferries
Sehir Hatlari is the official government company with larger boats but less often. The journey of Sehir Hatlari starts in 10:30 in the morning and lasts until 16:30 with 3 hours break (by the Black Sea Village) included. Read More
Ecumenical Patriarchate in Istanbul
Fener Greek Orthodox Patriarchate in Istanbul – St. George’s Cathedral – Patriarch of Constantinople
History of Eastern Orthodoxy in Constantinople
The Apostles of Jesus Christ continued spreading the teachings of Christianity after his death and they aimed to spread it also on the Mediterranean coast that was the center of the world in the Ancient Age.
St. Peter and St. Paul traveled as far as to Rome, which was the most important city in the Ancient Age. Furthermore, Alexandria, Jerusalem, Antioch, Ephesus and Byzantium were also among the important centers of Christianity.
Christians who lived under the Roman Empire were persecuted for 300 years due to their beliefs. Therefore, they built churches and monasteries inside deep valleys or on steep rocks as we see in the examples at Cappadocia and they continued following their religion despite tough measures and pressure from the Roman Empire. Read More
The Tale Of Three Cities: History of Istanbul
The History Of Istanbul, Byzantium, Constantinople Facts – A Short & Brief Story Of 3 Cities
The city of Istanbul has had three different names throughout history. In the past, it was known as Byzantium as a Greek colony and Constantinople as a Roman city.
Since the final years of the Ottoman Empire, the city has been called Istanbul. Ottomans continued using “Konstantiniyye“, Turkish version for Constantinople, for years. Read More
Byzantine Empire, Byzantium, Constantinople
Byzantine Empire History, Culture, Art, Religion, Facts, Summary, Brief Story
Why Constantine Chose Byzantium As The New Capital?
The city of Rome, lost its popularity by the beginning of 4th Century due to Barbarian attacks. Emperor Constantine decided to move the capital of Roman Empire to the East. He had surprisingly chosen a small Greek city-state: Byzantium. Following this move, the city is named as Constantinople and became the prominent city of Medieval Ages.
Why Was Constantinople Created To Be New Capital of Roman Empire?
Emperor Constantine‘s decision was based on economic and political reasons. Istanbul‘s geographical position had made it almost impossible for Barbarians to attack. It was very near to trade routes and the rich Eastern Provinces. Therefore it was providing considerable benefits. Read More
Istanbul Tram T1 Line Stations 2019
Istanbul Tram T1 Map, Stations, Tickets, Timetable, How To Use Istanbul Tramway
Istanbul Tram is a very practical vehicle to get around Istanbul’s most popular neighborhoods. T1 line is very budget-friendly route that covers majority of must-see tourist attractions.
How To Use Istanbul Tram T1 Line
Tram starts from Bağcılar (Bagcilar) passes through Beyazıt Grand Bazaar, Sultanahmet Blue Mosque, Eminönü Spice Bazaar -Over Golden Horn Galata Bridge- Karaköy (Galata Tower) and finally arrives to Kabataş destination. Read More
A Brief Information About Topkapı Palace
Topkapı Palace Entrance Fee
First of all, Topkapi Palace is very important due to its location. Because Topkapi Palace area is considered as the first settlement in Istanbul. Officially Istanbul is established by a legenrady man called Byzas. The Ancient Greek Acropolis had been placed at this promontory. Read More