A Brief History Of Dolmabahce Palace
Dolmabahce Palace Entrance Fee, Opening Hours, Tickets
Dolmabahçe Palace is located at one of the most beautiful spot of Istanbul’s Bosphorus. The Palace’s location is designed to enjoy the splendid view of Istanbul‘s lovely Bosphorus shores. Dolmabahce Palace is considered as one of the most elegant structure of Ottoman Empire‘s last century. The architecture of the building blends the Turkish architecture with European Neo-Classic and Baroque features. Read More
Istanbul Travel Blog 2018
Istanbul Travel Blog, Trip Planner – Useful Articles for your Istanbul Visit
Hello explorer of Istanbul! If you are planning a visit to Istanbul for the next year, these updated articles might help you. You may find some links to nice articles related to Istanbul and Turkey tourism, accommodation, transportation, things to do and museums to visit. I hope you find them useful. Read More
Istanbul Museum Opening Hours, Working Days and Admission Fees 2018
Istanbul Museum Opening Hours, Days, Admissions
Schedules and admission fees of Istanbul Museums updated every year. You may find the up-to-date opening and closing hours, working days and admission fees of Istanbul’s most popular museums in this blog post.
Note: Prices updated by 1st of October, 2018.
I Have 3 Days In Istanbul – Recommended Itinerary – Best Things To Do
I Have 3 Days In Istanbul What To Do – List of Must-See Places – Recommended 3 Days Itinerary
If you would like to see everything about Istanbul, you could even stay in the city for a week. However time is so precious for travelers and staying 3 days in Istanbul recommended to see the major sights. Here is a list of places to see during your 3 days in Istanbul. Read More
Istanbul Old City Walking Tours
Istanbul Old City Walking Tour, Istanbul Old City Private Guided Tour, History of Old Town
Istanbul is a city which has a lot to offer to a visitor. You might confuse when you look at the list of Things To Do In Istanbul. There are a lot of beautiful places to see and enjoy. As a local expert who was born and raised in Istanbul, I would recommend you to attend one of Classical Old City Tours during your visit in Istanbul. Read More
Hagia Sophia History, Architecture, Mosaics, Facts
Hagia Sophia Museum is located at the heart of old Istanbul. It’s considered as the most important historic monument in Istanbul city. Hagia Sophia is literally the gem of Istanbul, Turkey. Let’s discover the secrets of Hagia Sophia together. Read More
Hagia Sophia Private Tour Guide
Hagia Sophia Tour Guide, Hagia Sophia Private Tour, Hagia Sophia Guided Tour
Hagia Sophia is undoubtedly the crown jewel of Istanbul city. Nearly 3 million people visit Hagia Sophia, with an admiration and awe. Hagia Sophia is a building with a lot of sections to see and enjoy the splendid Byzantine mosaics.
Many legends were told about Hagia Sophia and it had been the spiritual hub of both Byzantine Empire’s Constantinople and Ottoman Empire’s Istanbul. The Hagia Sophia had been both a church (900 years and a mosque (500 years). Hagia Sophia have been a museum from 1930 and onwards. Read More
Ephesus Tours From Kusadasi
Ephesus Tours From Kusadasi Cruise Port
Kuşadası (Kusadasi) is a cute little town located western Turkey. Kusadasi has always been a popular holiday spot but the cruise ships made it grow much quickly. Nowadays, there are luxurious hotels, fancy stores, boutique hotels adorning this small town.
Mediterranean Cruises, starting their trip from Italy, then stopping at the Greek Islands and they finally come to Turkey. Cruise ships usually have two major places to stop in Turkey: Kusadasi and Istanbul. Read More
Library of Celsus at Ephesus
Library of Celsus at Ephesus Facts and History
Library of Celsus is the best-preserved ancient structure in Ephesus city. Built by a Roman Senator, this place used to be one of the most significant libraries of antiquity.
Unfortunately an earthquake striked the Ephesus city and most of the buildings seriously damaged. Only the facade of the building survived. You may find the short story of Celsus Library with nice photos below. Read More
Jewish Community And Synagogues In Istanbul
Jewish History And Heritage Tours In Istanbul
The vast majority of the Jewish community in Turkey (around 26.000 people) lives in Istanbul. This is only a fraction of the 500.000 Jews that once lived in Istanbul during the Ottoman Empire — a time when Jews and Christians made up 40% of Istanbul’s population.
Origins Of Jewish People In Istanbul And Turkey
The predominant rabbinate caregory was further subdivided into four groups: Romaiots, Ashkenazi, Italian and Sephardim Jews. Read More