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Guide of Istanbul Ortakoy

This is one of the most popular suburbs of Istanbul, it is right next to the Bosphorus Bridge on the European side, has some great restaurants on the waterside square, a busy Sunday handicraft market and some very chic upscale nightclubs. For visitors looking for culture there is the Ortakoy mosque that stands on a promontory extending out into the water and many churches …

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Guide of Istanbul Kumkapi

History of Kumkapi Kumkapı is located just inside the sea walls between SultanAhmet, Kadirga and Yenikapi and historical peninsula . In Byzantine times it was a busy harbour with a fleet of fishing boats, and today this old Greek and Armenian neighbourhood is well known for its many fish restaurants that open in the summer at the main square. It was once known as …

Kagithane

Guide of Istanbul Kagithane

Kagithane is formerly known Sadabad famous with river and recreation area in Istanbul city center.The area around Santral is called Kagithane and was named because of a paper factory and printing house that was established there in 1727, and both of which went bust because the owner was refused permission by the Islamic authorities to print copies of the Koran. Kagithane is a working …

karakoy

Guide of Istanbul Karakoy

The district north of Galata Bridge is known as Karakoy and named after the Karaite Jews who lived there in the 19th century. This busy commercial area today has a vibrant fish market, cruise ships from all over the world dock here and ferries come and go from Kadikoy and Haydarpasa . One of the biggest sea front project is constructing in Karakoy When …

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Guide of Istanbul Beylikduzu

The area of Beylikduzu sits in the suburbs of the European side of Istanbul , north of the Sea of Marmara , and is believed to have been first settled as a farming village by Byzantine Greeks during the 2nd century AD. The late Ottoman period was referred to as the “Garden”; after the Turkish Republic was founded it was named Kavakli because of …

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Guide of Istanbul Samatya

Samatya, a suburb of the city that is rarely visited, was once the base of the Armenian patriarchate and has the ruined Church of St. John the Baptist of Studios which was the most important of all the Byzantine monasteries. Samatya’s name derives from the extensive sands that were once there and have since become a busy main road, and Samatya is corruption of …

yedikule walls

Guide of Istanbul Yedikule

Yedikule is oldest residential area and corner of historical peninsula in Istanbul.The Yedikule Museum has been situated in the most impressive sections of the wall and is part of the remains of the Golden Gate which is flanked by two marble towers and whose triumphal arch served as a path for important visitors of state and for conquering Emperors. The outline of the three …

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Close to Istanbul Short Breaks

How to spend weekends in Istanbul?We have a wonderful suggestions for shorts breaks close to Istanbul Catalca,which is 45 km away from Istanbul,beautiful village and holiday retreats for Istanbul it offers amazing barbecue places,meat restaurants,forest walking,fresh farm products and beaches Sile,which is 70 km away from Uskudar , is one of the nicest holiday destinations of Istanbul with its beautiful beaches, restaurants and hotels. …

Levent

Guide of Istanbul Levent

Levent Although not really on the tourist map, this business district that is now booming in Istanbul and is full of high rise office, high rise apartment blocks and complexes. There are several excellent restaurants that suit the business population in terms of palate and pocket and two very upmarket shopping centres, the Kanyon and the Istinye Park. Levent was possibly named after the …

Emirgan

Beauties of Istanbul Emirgan

This is one of the most charming of the Bosphorus suburbs and is centred on a lovely main square with tea gardens that sit under the shade of old plane trees. History Originally the suburb was known as Emirgune after Emir Gune who was an Iranian nobleman that had surrendered the castle of Yerevan, now in Armenia, to Sultan Murad IV without putting up …

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