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Full-Day Istanbul Culture and Food Tour
"Start with a traditional Turkish breakfast then move on to street foods. Try some snacks a traditional lunch special desserts Turkish delights have some more street foods tea time then a long dinner. Experience the flavors of street and traditional Turkish and Ottoman foods. Along the way you will learn everything about culture of Istanbul and Turkey. Learn about the fall of Constantinople in 1453 and the Istanbul as well as after. Then
From EUR300.00
Half-Day Istanbul Bosphorus and Black Sea Cruise with Lunch
"Take a leisurely afternoon cruise along Istanbul’s Bosphorus Strait and enjoy an onboard lunch and visit to the Black Sea too! After savoring delights such as Turkish meze and grilled chicken while the sightseeing boat is docked cruise from Rumeli Hisarı Fortress along the Bosphorus Strait passing Galata Tower Bosphorus Bridge and more. Pass into the open waters of the Black Sea and stop for a swim at the coastal village of Poyrazköy or explore the medieval ruins of Anadolu Kavağı before returning to Istanbul.On the return trip
From EUR95.00
Golden Horn of Istanbul Tour
"Explore the Golden HornThe Golden Horn also known by its Turkish name as Haliç separates the historic center of Istanbul from the rest of the city and forms a natural sheltered harbor that has historically protected Roman Byzantine and Ottomanand other maritime trade ships for thousands of years.Archaeological records show urban presence on and around the Golden Horn dating back to as far as 6700 BCE. The deep natural harbor provided by the Golden Horn has Byzantium
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Best views of Istanbul

One of the first places to visit is the Galata Tower.From here you will get the best panoramic views of the old and new city, as well as great views along the Bosphorus, Golden Horn and the Sea of...
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Aug 30, 2004

galata tower

if u croos the bridge from the side of the blue mosque u can see the tower just there - so walk to it and then buy a ticket (5 miil) and go up to watch all the erea around u - ull see the other sdie...
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May 18, 2004

Galata Tower

Built by the Genoese in 1348 as part of their fortifications, the Galata Tower is by far the most prominent feature on the Beyoglu skyline. We never even made it over to that part of the city, but at...
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Apr 11, 2004

City roof

Galata....An old tower, which pierces the skies of ancient Constantinople...60 meters - not that high in comparison to some of the modern constructions, but this is that very hight that doesn't make...
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Jan 15, 2004

Galata Tower

Build by the Genoeses as a watch tower for defense purposes..Galata is the quarter which occupies around the tower. City's one of the most attractive landmarks is the Galata Tower, whose huge,...
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Sep 16, 2003

Galata Tower

The Galata tower was built in 1348 and it was used as a watchtower. It is about 60 meters high and since it is built on a hill, it offers great views of the city. There is a coffee shop and a...
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Sep 02, 2003

The tower

The tower will greet you after you have walked down Istiklal kaddesi. I didn't go up there, even when I was told the view was superb. There is a restaurant club on the top, which is very popular with...
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Aug 02, 2003

Galata Tower

The Galata Tower was built by the Genovese traders in 1349 as a watchtower and a fortification for their walled enclave. Today it is a monument very visited by tourist and fans oh Galatasaray Football...
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Aug 01, 2003

Galata Tower

You will see it anyway if you come to Istanbul. But the challange is to go their and went inside!!!This is one of symbols of Istanbul.The tower was built by the Genoese colony as part of their town...
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Jul 06, 2003

Galata Tower

In the Galata area (across the Golden Horn as you cross the Galata Bridge from Eminonu) you can find this tower whose silhouette dominates the skyline on the Galata side of the Golden Horn.This tower...
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Jun 19, 2003

Galata Tower

Take a picture of Istanbul's old town from the Galata tower. If your accomodation is near the Grand Bazaar, it will take a while to walk there, but we found it one of the best spots to take pictures...
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Apr 01, 2003

Galata Tower Close-Up

The Tower itself dominates a kind of square where young Turks often take soccer practice. For special occasions and holidays, or for the sake of advertisement generally, the Tower is strung with...
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Mar 13, 2003
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Things to Do Near Galata Tower

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Balik Pazari Fish Market

Balik Pazari, or the Fish Market, is off of Istiklal Caddesi and is far from being a must-see historical attraction. Nevertheless, I love to visit markets and to see shoppers and merchants going about...
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Bebek Area

In our last year in Istanbul I was sent out to various parts of Istanbul to teach different individuals or in different companies. Once a week I had to teach in Bebek. Bebek is a pretty village on the...
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Beyazit District

"Beyazit State Library" in Istanbul is the first Ottoman state library, opened in 1884 and intended to be a national library. Beyazıt Library is one of the largest libraries in Istanbul, its...
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Fatih Camii - Conquerors' Mosque

Just to the south of the mosque itself we can find the tombs of Mehmet II and his wife Gülbahar. Both of these tombs were completely destroyed in the earthquake 1766 and reconstructed, though on the...
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Sokollu Mehmet Pasa Mosque

The Sokullu Mehmet Pasa Mosque was originally built for Ismihan Sultan, daughter of Selim II, "best" known as Selim the Sot. She was was married to Grand Vezir Sokullu Mehmet Pasa, who the mosque...
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Mihrimah Sultan Mosque

Edirnekapı Mihrimah Sultan Complex was built by the order of Mihrimah Sultan, daughter of one of the most famous Ottoman Emperor Süleyman the Magnificent. The complex is located on Fevzi Pasa Street...
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Getting to Galata Tower


Buyuk Hendek Cad., Beyoglu


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