Princes’ Islands in Istanbul: Why and How to visit Adalar with one-day trip

Princes Islands

Istanbul has many great tourist attractions to visit, but two of the city’s must-see destinations will take almost a full day of your holiday to explore. The two must-experience tourist attractions are Princes’ Islands and a boat trip on the Bosphorus. People often ask me whether it is worth sacrificing up to two days of their holiday in Istanbul to

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Archaeological Museum in Istanbul (İstanbul Arkeoloji Müzeleri)

Archaeological Museum in Istanbul (İstanbul Arkeoloji Müzeleri)

Istanbul city is full of great places and unique attractions. One of them is Istanbul Archaeological Museum. Located in Sultanahmet area near Topkapi Palace, it has a rich collection of interesting pieces from different civilizations such as Egyptian, Assyrian, Greek, Hittite, Roman, Byzantine and some from Ottoman. So keep in mind that you will spent there about 2 hours for

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Everything You Need to Know About a Full Turkish Breakfast

Turkish Breakfast

Turkish breakfast is the most important meal of the day and it can last for two hours. No hurry, but long talks (turkish — sohbet), delicious meals and at the end of this process — a cup of strong turkish coffee. The breakfast can be much better if you will seat close to the sea. There are a lot of

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Rumeli Hisarı Fortress Museum in Istanbul

Rumeli Hisarı fortress

Rumeli Hisari Fortress was built in 1452 by the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II, aka Mehmed the Conqueror. The fortress was built in preparation for the Ottoman’s conquest of the city of Constantinople – modern day Istanbul. Situated on the shore of the Bosphorus Strait, the fortress is a massive complex with a remarkable history. The fortress is across from the

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Topkapi Palace Museum (Topkapı Sarayı) In Istanbul

Topkapi Palace Istanbul

The Topkapi Palace Museum is one of the must-visit tourist attractions in all of Istanbul. Located east of the Fatih District, the modern-day museum once served as the main palace for Istanbul’s rulers. In the 15th and 16th centuries, the Topkapi Palace was home to the Ottoman sultans who ruled from the immense dwelling. As a museum, the Topkapi Palace

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Süleymaniye Mosque in Istanbul — the Ottoman Heritage by Mimar Sinan

Suleymaniye mosque in Istanbul

Istanbul’s Suleymaniye Mosque is one of the most famous sites in the Turkish city. It is Istanbul’s largest mosque and sits on one of the city’s legendary seven hills. Tourists descend on the Suleymaniye Mosque during their trips to the gateway city for its incredible architecture, history, and significance to all religions in the area. Unfortunately, Istanbul’s Blue Mosque is

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Theodosius (Şerefiye) Cistern in Istanbul

Theodosius cistern in Istanbul

Constantinople, today — Istanbul, is full of different discoveries, one of them was Theodosius cistern, which was opened for visitors in 2018 as a museum. The Theodosius Cistern lies beneath the ancient city of Istanbul. Known as Şerefiye Sarnıcı in Turkish, Theodosius Cistern is one of many cisterns that are underground, unbeknownst to those who walk around on the surface

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Coronavirus in Turkey: Istanbul is open for tourism in spite of partial lockdown

Lockdown in Istanbul

These days you can visit one of the most beautiful and unique cities in the world — Istanbul — and enjoy your trip without crowds of people. Especially at weekends, when the city is under lockdown, the tourists can travel all around with no restrictions! Most of the museums, historical places and palaces are open for visit, with necessary measures,

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How to Get From Sabiha Gökçen Airport to Sultanahmet or Taksim 2021

From Sabiha Gokcen to Sultanahmet

Both the acquaintance with the city and the journey itself begin in the airport which is the first place guests are going to see after landing in Istanbul. Sabiha Gokcen Airport is the second largest airport in Istanbul located in the Asian part of the city. The Turkish low-cost carrier Pegasus is based right here. It is a fairly well-knit

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Spring in Istanbul and Istanbul Tulip Festival 2021: don’t miss!

Istanbul travel

Istanbul during Spring is the perfect place to take walks through. This warm, vibrant metropolis amazes with its beauty and the unique, exotic Turkish culture. If you are visiting Istanbul in Spring, take your time to walk along the streets and enjoy the fresh breeze in one of the local parks and gardens. The quiet atmosphere of Gülhane and colourful

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