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Crystal Museum Istanbul

Museums

Panorama 1453 Museum

Museums

Khedive's Villa or Hidiv Kasri

Museums

Museum of Turkish and Islamic

Museums

Golden Beach Club Kilyos

Beach Clubs

Rumeli Feneri or European Lighthouse Istanbul

Rumeli Feneri or European Lighthouse Istanbul
Rumeli Feneri means European Lighthouse and there has been one here since the 16th century. Just off the shoreline there are a pair of rocks; Kocatas (Great Stone) and Kortas (Blind Stone) and were called the “Kanli Kayalar (Bloody Rocks)” because of the danger they caused to shipping. These were known as the Symplegades to the Ancient Greeks as this was where Jason and the Argonauts sailed between en-route to finding the Golden Fleece.

Today’s lighthouse measures 30m tall, was built in 1769 and modernised by the British in 1856 during the Crimean War. It is a one of a matching pair, the other is opposite across the Bosphorus at Anadolu Feneri .

There are the remains of a twin towered castle out on the headland that was built in 1769 that give excellent views of the Black Sea and the Symplegades through its arched exterior wall.

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Naval or Deniz Museum Istanbul

Beylerbeyi Palace

Eyup Sultan Mosque Istanbul

Bosphorus Istanbul

Kilyos

Suadiye Istanbul

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Turkish Food Recipes

Milk Pudding or Muhallebi - Dairy Desserts

Dessert

Coconut Cookies - Cakes & Cookies

Tea Time Pastry

Turkish Walnut Cookies in Syrup - Other Desserts

Dessert

Fava - Legume Mezes

Cold Meze

Pilaf with Tomato - Rice & Pasta Dishes

Main Course

Lemon Cake - Cakes & Cookies

Tea Time Pastry

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