Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Tour – Best Time To Go

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

Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Tour – Best Time To Go was last modified: June 6th, 2018 by Serhat Engül

Istanbul Museum Pass Turkey Worth it? Where to buy?

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

Istanbul Museum Pass Turkey Worth it? Where to buy? was last modified: June 5th, 2018 by Serhat Engül

Istanbul Half Day Private Walking Tour 2018

Istanbul Half Day Guided Tours

Istanbul Half Day Private Walking Tour, Half Day Walking Tour Istanbul, Private Half Day Tour Istanbul

Duration of the tour is: 4-5 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 4-5 hours. The Half Day Tour is the best for learning about history & visiting the places in shortest time. Read More

Istanbul Half Day Private Walking Tour 2018 was last modified: June 12th, 2018 by Serhat Engül
Turyol Bosphorus Cruise Boats

Turyol Bosphorus Tour Boats Timetable & Cost 2018

Turyol Bosphorus Cruise Boats

Turyol Bosphorus Cruise Boats, Turyol Bosphorus Tour 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.

First Option: 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

Turyol Bosphorus Tour Boats Timetable & Cost 2018 was last modified: March 30th, 2018 by Serhat Engül

Fener Greek Orthodox Patriarchate in Istanbul

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

Fener Greek Orthodox Patriarchate in Istanbul was last modified: April 22nd, 2018 by Serhat Engül

History Of Istanbul, Byzantium, Constantinople Facts

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

History Of Istanbul, Byzantium, Constantinople Facts was last modified: April 20th, 2018 by Serhat Engül

Byzantine Empire History, Culture, Art, Religion, Facts

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

Byzantine Empire History, Culture, Art, Religion, Facts was last modified: February 27th, 2018 by Serhat Engül

How To Use Istanbul Tram T1 Line, Stations-Map 2018

Istanbul Tram T1 Line Stations 2018

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

How To Use Istanbul Tram T1 Line, Stations-Map 2018 was last modified: April 10th, 2018 by Serhat Engül

Topkapi Palace Entrance (Admission) Fee 2018

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

Topkapi Palace Entrance (Admission) Fee 2018 was last modified: March 28th, 2018 by Serhat Engül

Hagia Sophia Museum Entrance (Admission) Fee 2018

A Brief Information About Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia Entrace Fee

Hagia Sophia have been in the heart of Istanbul Old City for 1500 years. This marvel of ancient architecture, considered as one of the most important historic sight in the world. Used as the major temple of the city by Byzantine Empire (as a Church), and Ottoman Empire (as a Mosque) for hundreds of years. Read More

Hagia Sophia Museum Entrance (Admission) Fee 2018 was last modified: March 28th, 2018 by Serhat Engül