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Istanbul by Girolame @flickr
Istanbul by Girolame @flickr
Istanbul 1963
Istanbul 1963 by Burak.Gursoy @flickr
Istanbul by Girolame @flickr
Istanbul by Ann Gav @flickr
The bulk of the massive New Mosque in Istanbul
The bulk of the massive New Mosque in Istanbul by Alaskan Dude @flickr
Ortakoy Mosque of Istanbul
Ortakoy Mosque of Istanbul by Argenberg @flickr
Istanbul by Hbarrison @flickr
Istanbul by Abolireildormiveglia @flickr
A view from Daphne hotel of Istanbul
A view from Daphne hotel of Istanbul by Argenberg @flickr
Istanbuls Sunsets
Istanbuls Sunsets by Senol Demir @flickr
Istanbul by Watchsmart @flickr
Istanbul by Hector Garcia @flickr
istanbul by Brockvicky @flickr
Istanbul, Aya Sofya
Istanbul, Aya Sofya by Arian Zwegers @flickr
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Top sigths of Turkey

Besides beautiful palaces and forts, travelers will see over a dozen of magnificent mosques in Istanbul. Molla Zeyrek Camii is considered one of the most beautiful mosques in the city. The building of the mosque started in the 12th century and lasted over a hundred years, and that is why its design is a combination of several architectural styles that were popular back in those days. Archaeological excavations never stop in Turkey, and the antique city of Olympos is a great proof of that. This place was a blooming and prosperous city during the Roman Empire times. Archaeologists found here ruins of protective walls, an ancient Roman theatre and several houses that are now covered with bushes. The town is located in the center of the same named national park, so it's also a perfect place for walks. When you are tired of walking and observing landmarks, you can rest in one of numerous cozy restaurants and cafes. … Open

Chapters of the guide to Istanbul

Weekend in Istanbul in original style

Walks on charming French Street, mastering the ancient art of smoking narghile, degustation of seafood under the Galata Bridge or on the roof of an old house – you will find all these and much more in wonderful Istanbul. Such a vibrant, unpredictable, and authentic city is not easy to find. Are you tired of noisy tourist streets that are often not a paragon of cleanness? If so, head to Area Fener where you will be … Open

Hotels for romantic escape

While selecting a place for a romantic vacation in Istanbul, it’s worth paying attention to Sumengen-Special Category. This hotel is open in a beautiful Osman style mansion that is only a couple minute walk away from the seaside. All guestrooms are made in royal style and are decorated with Turkish handmade carpets, beautiful tableware, hand painted vases, and premium wooden décor. The hotel’s roof and … Open

Famous recreation

Eurostars Hotel Old City remains one of the leading hotels in Istanbul. The hotel is full of national charm and hospitality. Eurostars Hotel Old City has won love and dedication of thousands of travelers thanks to a unique design. The décor of both guestrooms and public spaces is made in Osman style. The hotel’s wellness center has a hammam and different massage rooms, a wonderful sauna, and comfortable … Open

Advices for travellers

1. Before photographing local people, you should definitely ask them for permission. Remember you cannot make shots of women dressed in black capes. 2. When you enter a home or a mosque, you should definitely take your shoes off. You should be very careful while selecting clothes before visiting religious sites of Istanbul. Short skirts, shorts and open tops are not suitable for observations of the … Open

Hotels with history of Istanbul

The prestigious Legacy Ottoman is open in an eye-catching historical building in Byzantine style. Its design is reminiscent of a luxurious museum. Simply every detail in Legacy Ottoman reminds of the rich heritage of the country. Colorful handmade carpets and old paintings with national motifs, furniture made of rare sorts of wood and massive chandeliers can be seen in all guestrooms and public areas of the hotel. … Open

Shopping, streets and outlets

Istanbul is an ideal city for lovers of shopping. It is full of luxury shopping malls, colourful markets and original stores. Osmanbey area is a perfect place for purchasing new clothes and shoes. It includes shops of different price categories. Both young people who prefer the most unusual and trendy details, and lovers of classical style will be able to choose suitable things for themselves. This district is also … Open

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