Private Tour Guide in Istanbul, Turkey

Hello, I am Serhat Engul. I am a private tour guide in Istanbul, Turkey. I was born in 1980 in the Old City of Istanbul. I later settled on the Asian side of Istanbul and have been living here for a long time. So I had the chance to get to know every neighborhood of…

Things to Know About Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia is the most precious historical building in Istanbul. Hagia Sophia, which is visited by an average of three million people a year, has become a mosque again since 2020. In this article, you can find things to know while visiting Hagia Sophia. Since Hagia Sophia is no longer a museum, you do not…

Istanbul Metro and Public Transport Map

The most popular vehicles for public transportation in Istanbul are metro, marmaray, tram and ferry. Thanks to these vehicles, it is possible to travel from one end of Istanbul to the other. However, as the public transport system in Istanbul is constantly expanding, the Istanbul Metro Map also needs to be constantly updated. Istanbul public…

Best Area to Stay in Istanbul 2021

You may be confused when you check the map to find the best area to stay in Istanbul. Because there are various accommodation options all over Istanbul. While luxury hotels and convention centers attract attention in some parts of Istanbul, there are budget-friendly boutique hotels in other places. When considering where to stay in Istanbul,…

Topkapi Palace Ticket Price and Hours

Topkapi Palace is among the most visited museums in Istanbul. You can find brief information about the history and architecture of the palace in this article. In addition, Topkapi Palace ticket price and opening hours are also noted. You can also find a link at the end of the article where you can buy online…

Dolmabahce Palace Ticket Price & Hours

Dolmabahce Palace is a magnificent palace built in the last years of the Ottoman Empire. You can find brief information about the history and architecture of the palace in this article. Dolmabahce Palace ticket price & opening hours are also noted. Before the article, I would like to give you a tip for fast entry…

Istanbul Museums Entry Fees and Hours

Entry fees and visiting hours of Istanbul Museums change every year. For this reason, the article needs to be updated frequently. Even the statuses of some museums have changed since 2018, when I first wrote this article. For example, Hagia Sophia and Kariye are no longer museums. Both of them started serving as mosques and…

Istanbul Museum Pass Worth It? 2021

Istanbul Museum Pass is a useful tool for those who want to visit museums in Istanbul. It provides cheaper entrance compared to normal museum tickets and saves you from waiting in front of the ticket offices. In this article, I would like to introduce you to the museum card of Istanbul. Types of Museum Cards…

Istanbul Byzantine Tour

Istanbul a city steeped in history that dates back around 2,700 years. It’s a city that is home to over 15 million people and served as the capital for the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman Empire. Although Istanbul has become a modern city today, churches, walls, monuments and ruins from the Byzantine period can still be…

Hagia Sophia Guided Tour Options

Hagia Sophia is the most precious jewel of Istanbul with its history going back 1500 years. Hagia Sophia is at the top of everyone’s list of things to do in Istanbul. In this article, you can find both the Hagia Sophia guided tour options and the necessary information for the self-guided tour. This post is…

Ephesus Ruins Ticket Price 2021

Ephesus ruins are among the most visited places in Turkey. Famous for the legendary Temple of Artemis and the Roman structure Celsus Library, Ephesus welcomes an average of 3 million visitors a year. In this article, you can find a brief introduction of the places to see in Ephesus and get an impression of the…

Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Prices 2021

Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon ride is among the top things to do in Turkey. Thanks to this activity, you can photograph the unique geography of Cappadocia in any season of the year. In this article you can find Cappadocia hot air balloon ride prices and recommended balloon tours. First of all, it should be noted…

Private Tour Guide in Ephesus, Turkey

Ephesus is referred to as the best preserved Roman city in the Eastern Mediterranean in many sources. Ephesus, which receives millions of visitors a year, was a very important city in both the Ancient Age and the Middle Ages. It is recommended to hire a private tour guide in Ephesus to fully understand the history…

Private Tour Guide in Cappadocia, Turkey

Cappadocia is a unique geography that has been formed over thousands of years. The Cappadocia region, where many civilizations have lived, has a heritage from the Roman and Byzantine periods. It is recommended that you visit Cappadocia with a private tour guide to trace this ancient history. The Persians called Cappadocia “The land of beautiful…

Goreme Open Air Museum Ticket Price

Goreme Open Air Museum is among the top tourist attractions in Cappadocia. Goreme has a very important legacy of the early Christian period. In this article you can find facts about the rock churches in Goreme and the history of the monastic tradition. In addition, Goreme Open Air Museum ticket price and opening hours are…