Best Shopping Malls in Istanbul

Beyond its cultural heritage and natural beauty, Istanbul is also one of the top shopping destinations in the world. A city built on commerce and trade, Istanbul has been at the crossroads of continents and civilizations for many centuries. Among its magnificent mosques, palaces and museums, it is one of the most diverse and fascinating…

Top Things to Do in Istanbul 2021

Visitors to Istanbul may find it difficult to grasp the size of the city at first glance. Especially foreign visitors are amazed by the large number of places to visit in Istanbul. The list of 15 things to do in Istanbul prepared by Istanbul Travel Blog summarizes what a first time visitor to Istanbul should…

Best Restaurants in Istanbul 2021

There are many things that make Istanbul one of the most astonishing and unforgettable travel destinations in the world. The stunning natural setting of the city over two continents, the millennial history and fascinating culture, the amazing people and many other features make it extremely appealing to travelers. In addition to all this, there are…

Top Things to Do in Kadikoy, Istanbul

Istanbul is a large city, and there‚Äôs 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 is a place that should not be overlooked by those who visit Istanbul. Because there…

Fener Balat Things to Do & Walking Tour

Fener and Balat are two districts with increasing popularity in recent years. Fener Balat Walking Tour, which is one of the top things to do in Istanbul, is among the most entertaining activities. In this article you can find information about things to do in Fener and Balat areas. I also shared information about the…

Istanbul Street Food Tour and Guide

No visit to Istanbul is complete without a tour of the local street foods. This Turkish city 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 will know exactly which foods and drinks should be on…

Where to Buy Turkish Rugs in Istanbul

Those who visit the colorful historical bazaars of Istanbul encounter beautiful Turkish rugs. 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. Although it is difficult to distinguish from each other at first glance, the stories behind…

Istanbul Tourist Attraction Maps PDF

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 find the link…

Best Turkish Bath in Istanbul 2021

One of the most entertaining activities for visitors to Istanbul is to go to the Turkish Hammam. Tourists visiting Istanbul for the first time are wondering which is the best Turkish bath in Istanbul. In answering this question in this article, I will introduce you to the oldest Turkish baths in Istanbul. The best Turkish…

Best Bosphorus Cruise in Istanbul 2021

Those who visit Istanbul for the first time, primarily visit the historical monuments around Sultanahmet. However, it is not enough to see why Istanbul is such an important place in history. It is essential to take a Bosphorus cruise tour in Istanbul in order to comprehend how large the city is. The most important settlement…

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 the Roman Empire over time. In this article I…

Blue Mosque History, Architecture, 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. The original name of the mosque is the Sultanahmet Mosque. However, because the most…

Great Palace Mosaic Museum

The Great Palace Mosaics Museum is located in the Sultanahmet district of Istanbul. The mosaic collection, overshadowed by the more popular museums, sheds light on Eastern Roman culture in late antiquity. In this article you can find information about the history of the Great Palace of Constantinople. In addition, the Great Palace Mosaics Museum entrance…

History of Istanbul and Constantinople

The city of Istanbul had three different names throughout history. In the past, it was known as Byzantium as a Greek colony. After the Roman emperors settled in the city, its name became Constantinople. Ottomans continued using “Konstantiniyye”, Turkish version for Constantinople, for years. The name Istanbul has become the official name of the city…

Byzantine Empire Map, History, Facts

In this article, I would like to share information about the history of the Byzantine Empire, which has survived for more than 1000 years. In this blog post you can read facts about Byzantium and see the change of the empire over time on the map. Due to its more than 1000 years of history,…