Fener Balat Things to Do and Walking Tour

Fener Balat Walking Tour Istanbul Fener Balat Things to Do and Walking Tour Istanbul is a city steeped in deep and rich history. It was initially founded by the Greeks as Byzantium in 638 BC, later becoming Constantinople under Roman rule in Year 324 then officially becoming Istanbul many years later in 1930. It was…

Istanbul Street Food Tour and Guide

Istanbul Street Food Istanbul Street Food Tour and Guide Blog No visit to Istanbul is complete without a tour of the local street foods. The Turkish capital boasts a wonderful array of different tastes and delicacies that are sure to delight the taste buds of any visitor. After reading our Istanbul street food guide, you…

Where to Buy Turkish Rugs in Istanbul

Istanbul Turkish Rugs History of Turkish Carpets and Where to Buy Turkish Rugs in Istanbul Those who visit the colorful historical bazaars of Istanbul encounter beautiful Turkish carpets. Reflecting a centuries-old culture, Turkish carpets are adorned with beautiful motifs. Each of these motifs has a meaning and they represent a certain period, region and lifestyle….

Private Tour Guide in Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul Tour Guide Private Tour Guide in Istanbul, Turkey Hello, I am Serhat Engul. 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…

Istanbul Tourist Attraction Maps PDF

Istanbul Tourist Maps Istanbul is a very big city. For those who are going to visit Istanbul, it is necessary to work on Istanbul Tourist Attraction Maps. In this article, you can find the places to see in Istanbul on various maps and download them to your computer as a PDF files. You can also…

Istanbul Museum Pass Worth It? 2020

Istanbul Museum Pass Istanbul Museum Pass Worth it? Where to buy? 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…

Oldest Turkish Baths in Istanbul

Turkish Baths in Istanbul Oldest and Best Turkish Baths near Taksim and Sultanahmet One of the most entertaining activities for visitors to Istanbul is to go to the Turkish bath. Tourists visiting Istanbul for the first time are wondering which is the best Turkish bath in Istanbul. In this article we will try to find…

Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise Tours

Bosphorus Cruise Tour Best Bosphorus Cruise Tours in Istanbul Those who visit Istanbul for the first time, primarily visit the historical monuments around Sultanahmet. Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern, Blue Mosque are the first places that come to mind. However, it is not enough to see why Istanbul is such an important place in…

Eastern and Western Roman Empire Map

Roman Empire Maps Eastern and Western Roman Empire Map The Rome was founded as a city-state in the heart of Italy. Rome, which was militarily successful, took over the surrounding city-states and expanded. Rome’s first goal was to unite Italy. However, it soon began to spread all over the Mediterranean coast. The Roman republic became…

Blue Mosque History, Architecture, Hours

Blue Mosque History Blue Mosque History, Architecture and Hours The Sultanahmet district, which houses the most important historical buildings of Istanbul, takes its name from this mosque built by the Sultan Ahmed. The Blue Mosque, which is adjacent to Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace, hosts millions of visitors every year. Built between 1609 and 1616,…

Hagia Sophia Ticket Price and Hours

Hagia Sophia Museum Hagia Sophia Ticket Price and Opening Hours Hagia Sophia has been in the heart of Istanbul’s historical peninsula for 1500 years. Hagia Sophia, one of the miraculous buildings of the ancient world, was built in 5 years and 10 months with 11 thousand people working day and night. Hagia Sophia Church means…

Dolmabahce Palace Entry Ticket Price

Dolmabahce Palace Dolmabahce Palace Entry Ticket Price and Opening Hours 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….

Best Area to Stay in Istanbul 2020

Where to Stay in Istanbul? Best Area to Stay in Istanbul 2020 – Sultanahmet or Taksim? Istanbul is a large city with full of great hotels. Therefore it’s hard to decide where to stay. There are two major areas to stay in Istanbul in terms of being close to the main places of interest. Those…

Turyol Bosphorus Cruise Tour Boats

Turyol Bosphorus Cruise Boats Turyol Bosphorus Cruise Tours  in Istanbul – Schedule and Cost 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. First Option Sehir Hatlari “Şehir…

Istanbul Metro and Public Transport Map

Metro Map of Istanbul Istanbul Metro, Tram and Public Transport Map 2020 Istanbul’s public transport system has been growing rapidly in recent years. Between 2010 and 2020, many new metro lines were put into use. For this reason, it is important to follow the current maps for those who will visit Istanbul. Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality…