The Hippodrome Istanbul
The Hippodrome, once the cultural focus of the Byzantine Empire and now the site of the city park, At Meydanı ( Square of Horses ...
Eating in Istanbul
Many of the best restaurants in Turkey are in Istanbul with some using their time and skill to offer old Ottoman style cuisine....
Eminonu Yeni Mosque
Eminonu is still one of the largest and most convenient transport centres serving Istanbul and where buses, trams, trains and f...
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...
The Suleymaniye Complex Istanbul
The finest of all the Ottoman mosque complexes, built by the renowned architect Mimar Sinan for Suleyman the Magnificent , and is ...
Kariye or Chora Museum Istanbul
Formerly the Church of St. Saviour in Chlora, the Kariye Museum houses a beautiful series of preserved frescoes and mosaics por...
Art Exhibitions, Theatres, Concert Halls
Istanbul offers a wide variety of annual cultural festivals that match any other major European city. The government subsidise ...
Yachting in Istanbul and around
Sailing in Istanbul The natural beautiful landscape around Istanbul, the open seas and fantastic sunsets the area has to offer...
The Maiden’s Tower or Kizkulesi
Location The Maiden’s Tower or Kizkulesi is 150-200m off shore from the Salacak district in Uskudar . History ...
Galata Tower Istanbul
History Although the exact date the Galata Tower was built is not know, it is claimed it was during the reign of the Byzant...
Obelisk of Theodosius or Dikilitas
This obelisk stands in the centre of the Hippodrome in Sultanahmet and was carved from granite in around 1450 BC in commemoration ...
The Palace of Bucoleon &
Sited between Small Hagia Sophia Mosque (Kucuk Ayasofya Camii) and the Cankurtaran train station is the façade of the Pa...
Small Hagia Sophia or Small
The small mosque of Aya Sofya was built as a church between 527 and 536 to service the palace of Hormisdas and possibly predates i...
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...
Palace of Ibrahim Pasa
The museum has some of the most beautiful and exquisite art and craft pieces that come from all over the Middle East housed ins...
Military Museum Istanbul
This was the site of the Ottoman Imperial Military Academy during the final part of the Ottoman Empire and is made up of the hi...
Istanbul Archaeology Museums
French or Cezayir Street Istanbul
Naval or Deniz Museum Istanbul
Taksim Istiklal Street Istanbul
Istanbul Property For Sale
Turkish Food Recipes
Swordfish on Skewers - Other Main Courses
Yogurt Cake - Other Desserts
Stuffed Aubergines in Olive Oil - Vegetable Courses
Aubergine or Egg Plant Salad - Salads
Pilaf with Almonds - Rice & Pasta Dishes
Milk Pudding or Muhallebi - Dairy Desserts