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 ...
Mehter Band in Ottoman History During Ottoman times Janissaries were famous for their marching bands (Mehter bands) and date f...
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...
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...
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...
The island was once known as Prinkipo and is the largest of the Princes’ Islands. Büyükada (Big Island) is a...
Binbirdirek Cistern or Sarnici Istanbul
Binbirdirek Cistern or Cistern of 1001 Columns is Istanbul’s second largest cistern after the Basilica Cistern and the ...
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 ...
Pendik sits is on the Asian side of Istanbul between Kartal and Tuzla and on the coastline of the Sea of Marmara and has a populat...
Blachernae Palace Istanbul
This palace complex was built by Emperor Anastasios in 500 close to where the land walls met the sea walls on the shoreline of ...
Golden Horn or Halic Istanbul
Istanbul Property For Sale
Turkish Food Recipes
American Salad - Yogurt Mezes
Fish Borek - Seafood Mezes
Turkish Walnut Cookies in Syrup - Other Desserts
Aubergine with Minced Meat - Vegetable Courses
Gozleme with Roasted Aubergine Filling - Pastries
Tea Time Pastry
Chickpeas with Minced Beef - Red Meat Courses