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Khedive's Villa or Hidiv Kasri

Museums

Jewish Museum of Turkey Istanbul

Museums

Miniaturk Museum

Museums

Bağcılar Sinema Merkezi (Cinema Centre)

Cinema

Ikarus Sportif Paragliding

Extreme Sports

Yoros Castle Istanbul

Yoros Castle Istanbul
It is not known exactly when the Yoros Castle was erected on the Asian side of the Bosphorus but is believed to date from the times the Palaelogos family ruled Constantinople. On a  wall inside above the entrance is a cross surrounded by four “b”s (for “basileus”) which stood for “King of kings who kings it over kings”. The Genoese seized the castle in 1352 when they began to collect custom duties for themselves, and in 1452 Mehmed the Conqueror took it over although he never used it for anything and allowed it to fall into total disrepair.



It is usually referred to as Yoros Castle which is believed to derive from the Greek for “oros (mountain)” or “ourios” (fair winds) and in its prime was more impressive than Rumeli Hisari as it covered twice as much ground which made it the largest castle on the Bosphorus. The castle located in Anadolu Kavagi has been closed to the public since archaeological excavations works began in 2010.

Istanbul Photos

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Turkish Food Recipes

Tel Kadayif - Other Desserts

Dessert

Okra in Olive Oil - Vegetable Courses

Main Course

Turkish Pastrami Borek - Pastries

Tea Time Pastry

Fried Red Mullet - Other Main Courses

Main Course

Fava - Legume Mezes

Cold Meze

Fried Courgette with Yogurt Sauce - Vegetable Mezes

Cold Meze

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