Istanbul is a very attractive city to visit, receiving 8 million foreign tourists each year. It is the only city in the world t...
Ihlamur Pavilion Istanbul
The Ihlamur Pavilion is located at the intersection of Nüzhetiye Street between Ihlamur and Tesvikiye . It sits in an a...
The metrobus system is Istanbul’s 50km rapid transit route for buses and has 45 stations that follow the city's ring-roa...
Aya Sofya or Hagia Sophia
Aya Sofya, also known as Haghia Sophia, was for 1,000 years the largest enclosed space in the world. Positioned between the ...
Black Sea Resorts close to
If you are staying in Istanbul the seaside villages of the Black Sea and resorts make for a good day trip or weekend break as a...
Most Valued Pieces at Topkapi
Most Valuable Artefacts in Topkapi Palace Ebony Throne The fabulous mid 16th century Ebony Throne with its back and ...
Top 20 Things to Do
Visit the Topkapi Palace For over three hundred years this was the heart and part command centre of the huge Ottoman Empire...
Avrat Pazari or Women’s Slave
During the times of the Ottoman Empire you may be surprised to learn that many slaves gained positions of authority and power such...
Istanbul Botanical Garden
The Botanical Garden is attached to Istanbul University and can be found via the grand gateway leading to the Istanbul Municipalit...
Baths of Roxelana or Haseki
Built by Mimar Sinan in 1556, the double domed Hamam of Roxelana or Haseki Hurrem Sultan Turkish Bath sits between the Sultanahmet...
Egyptian Bazaar or Spice Market
Egyptian Bazaar is one of the largest bazaars in the city, located in Fatih in the Eminonu district and is the second largest cove...
Basilica Cistern or Sunken Palace
The Yerebatan Sarayı ( Sunken Palace ) or Basilica Cistern is the largest covered cistern in Istanbul , 140m x 70m, it ...
Bebek (baby in Turkish) is the start of where the real wealth of the Bosphorus can be seen. From the suburbs to Sariyer are some ...
Hereke is famous for its finest silk oriental Hereke carpets that were woven here and are renowned the world over. The building...
Cezayir or French Street Taksim
On a back street off Istiklal Street (Caddesi) and hidden away is the unique Cezayir or Fransız Street which came to life in 2004...
Although not really on the tourist map, this business district that is now booming in Istanbul and is full of high rise office, hi...
Pera Museum Istanbul
Golden Horn or Halic Istanbul
Kariye or Chora Museum
Istanbul Property For Sale
Turkish Food Recipes
Kisir - Bulgur Wheat Salad - Rice & Pasta Dishes
Tahini Pastry - Other Desserts
Tarator - Other Mezes
Pogaca with Aubergine Filling - Pastries
Tea Time Pastry
Pilaf Rice with Lamb & Aubergine - Red Meat Courses
Courgette with Olive Oil - Vegetable Courses