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Classic Walking Tour of Old Istanbul
"Hagia (St.) Sophia one of the greatest marvels of architecture constructed as a basilica in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian. Built in the year 537 by Byzantine Emperor Justinianus St.Sophia has been the largest cathedral in the world for nearly a thousand years. It is considered the masterpiece of Byzantine architecture. After having been the Patriarchal basilica of Constantinople it was converted into a mosque in 1453 by Sultan Mehmet II. the Conqueror and in to a museum by Atataürk in 1935.Blue Mosque facing Hagia Sophia famous with its blue Iznik tiles and unique with 6 minarets
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Old City Private Day Tour From Istanbul
"Hippodrome: The former center for entertainment sports and political activities in the city during the Roman and Byzantine Empires. You will be able to see the Obelisk from Egypt Serpentine Column from Delphi and fountain of Willhelm II.St.Sophia: The Church of Holy Wisdom undoubtedly one of the greatest architectural creations in the World used as a mosque during Ottomans and serving as a museum today.Blue Mosque: One of the biggest mosques of Istanbul from 17th century architecture is one of the principal adornments jewellery leather and souvenirs. Topkapi Palace: The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries housing an exquisite collection of cyrstal
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Istanbul Highlights Morning Tour
" After a pick up from your centrally-located hotel take a tour of the Sultan Ahmet Center in the heart of the Old City from where the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires were ruled. Hagia Sophia which means Church of the Divine Wisdom is one of the greatest marvels of architecture. It was originally constructed as a Greek Orthodox basilica in the 6th century then a mosque from the mid 15th century until 1935 when it was transformed into a museum where you will make a stop. Visit the Blue Mosque
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Horse carriages

Despite it could be as transportation tip, I put it in General. That’s because the fact, that this mean of transportation more for fun, for entertainment, and expensive one, mostly just for tourists,...
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Raimix
Jul 03, 2011

Wooden mansions

For the last centuries Buyukada is popular for people, who come to relax near the sea. Naturally place is full of wooden different styles mansions, mostly Victorian. The time of mansions’ construction...
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Raimix
Jul 03, 2011

Exploring Buyukada by a Horse-Drawn Carriage

This is the best way of travveling around the island. There are two options, grand tour (TL 50=roughly30 USD ), which lasts one hour and takes you round the island, or a smaller tour (TL 40=...
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Arkeolog
Apr 06, 2009

Don't Be Hasty

When you get off the Istanbul-Buyukada ferry (which is how most people arrive in Buyukada), I suggest spending some time walking around a bit before settling on a restaurant to eat at. There are some...
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Greatwalk0
Nov 18, 2007

Escape to 19th Century

Entire Buyukada island. You can spend about 5 beautiful days walking around, cycling, dining etc. A great escape if you are really tired of metropolitan reality. Istanbul is close by (just 45 - 60...
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Emiralex
Sep 13, 2005

Ayayorgi Peak and the delicious foods

First walk the slope siliently ýf you have a wish. After go to the church. inflame teh candle, write your wish to a paper. Just beside the church, there is a booth restaurant. ýt has delicious foods...
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aysun
Apr 15, 2005
 
 
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Things to Do Near Buyukada

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Museum of Calligraphy

Printing after nearly four hundred years the invention of it, was taken to Ottoman Empire in the 18th century by the first printer Ibrahim Müteferrika. Ottoman Empire was too late to the technology of...
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Arasta Bazaar

The Arasta Bazaar is very near to Ayia Sofia and Topkapi, less than 5 minutes' walk on foot. It's a pretty old bazaar, built in the 1600s and its revenue originally intended to help support the nearby...
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Zeynep Sultan Camii

The Zeynep Sultan Camii was built as a tribute by the Sultan Ahmed III for his daughter Zeynep and thus dates from the 1760s, the end of the Ottoman heyday and the beginning of the long decline...
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Besiktas District

Beşiktaş is pronounced Beshiktash. It is an area on the European shores of the Bosphorus. Its name literally means Beşik = cradle, taş = stone, so Beşiktaş = cradle stone. This name comes...
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Serpentine Column - Twisted Column

The three interwined bronze serpents which form the Serpent Column were the base of a trophy that oce stood in the Temple of Apollo at Delphi. This trophy was dedicated to Apollo in gratitude by the...
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Camlica Hill

I wouldn't have gone to Camlica Hill had I not taken a half-day tour. And I didn't originally intend to take a half-day tour...but that's another story. Camlica Hill is on the Asian side, in the...
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"BUYUKADA"
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Raimix

"Buyukada - escape to intercultural island"
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BlueLlama

"The big island"
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gilabrand

"Buyukada: An Island Without Rush Hour"
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"Buyukada"
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