Edirnekapi Mihrimah Sultan

May 11, 2010 04:28 by haci
Edirnekapi Mihrimah Sultan Complex  The Mihrimah Sultan mosque is located on Fevzi Pasa Street at Edirnekapi neighborhood in Fatih County. The mosque was built between 1562-1565 by the architect Sinan by the order of Mihrimah Sultan, daughter of Süleyman the Magnificent. Its construction was co... [More]

Ahi Celebi Mosque

May 11, 2010 04:20 by haci
Ahi Celebi Mosque It is estimated that Ahi Chelebi Mosque, which was placed at a corner where Yogurtçular Street intersects with Değirmen Street in Eminonu district, was built between 1480-1500. It was built by Tabib Kemal Ahi Can Tebrizi, placed with rectangular planning and with a dome supporte... [More]

Rustem Pasa Mosque

May 11, 2010 04:15 by haci
The Rüstem Paşa Mosque was built by a famous Croatian, Rüstem Pasha (1500-1561), one of the Grand Viziers of the Ottoman Empire and married to the daughter of Sultan Süleyman the Magnificent, Mihrimah Sultan. In 1561, it was designed by Mimar Sinan ("Sinan the Architect") for Grand Vizier ... [More]

Beyazit Mosque

May 11, 2010 04:14 by haci
The Bayezit Complex, built by Sultan Bayezid II (1451-1512), was constructed disorganizedly in the town in 1505, and it gives its name to the area in which it is situated. It consists of a mosque, a madrasah (religious school), a Turkish bath, a caravanserai, a hostel (tabhane), and a primary school... [More]

Mosques in Istanbul

May 11, 2010 04:12 by haci
The Suleymaniye Complex, consisting of a large number of courtyards and a caravansarai, was constructed starting on June 13, 1550 through October 15, 1557 by Architect Sinan (the grand old master of Ottoman architecture). A total of 3,523 workers were employed during the construction of the complex.... [More]

Hagia Irene Church

May 11, 2010 02:21 by haci
Hagia Irene or Hagia Eirene (Greek: Ἁγία Εἰρήνη, "Holy Peace", Turkish: Aya İrini), often erroneously rendered in English as St Irene, is a former Eastern Orthodox church located in the outer courtyard of Topkapı Palace in Istanbul, Turkey. It is open as a museum every day except Monday bu... [More]

Monastery of Gastria

May 11, 2010 02:14 by haci
Sancaktar Hayrettin Mosque (Turkish: Sancaktar Hayrettin Camii; also Sancaktar Hayrettin Mescidi, where Mescit is the Turkish word for a small mosque, or Sancaktar Mescidi) is part of a former Eastern Orthodox monastery converted into a mosque by the Ottomans. It is generally believed that the small... [More]

Cathedral of the Holy Spirit

May 11, 2010 01:50 by haci
The Cathedral of the Holy Spirit, alternatively known as the St. Esprit Cathedral, Italian: Cattedrale di Santo Spirito, or Cattedrale dello Spirito Santo, located on Cumhuriyet Avenue, 205/B, Harbiye, between Taksim Square and Nişantaşı, is one of the main cathedrals of the Catholic Church in Istan... [More]

Church of the Virgin of the Pharos

May 7, 2010 00:50 by haci
The Church of the Virgin of the Pharos (Greek: Θεοτόκος τοῦ Φάρου, Theotokos tou Pharou) was a Byzantine chapel built in the southern part of the Great Palace of Constantinople, and named after the tower of the lighthouse (pharos) that stood next to it. It housed one of the most important collection... [More]

Church of St Euphemia

May 7, 2010 00:45 by haci
The Church of St Euphemia in the Hippodrome (also known as lying in ta Antiochou, i.e. "the quarters/palaces of Antiochos"[4]) was established in the hexagonal hall probably sometime in the early 7th century, when the original church at Chalcedon was destroyed during the Sassanid Persian i... [More]

Christ of the Chalke

May 7, 2010 00:40 by haci
The Chalke Gate(Greek: Χαλκῆ Πύλη), was the main ceremonial entrance (vestibule) to the Great Palace of Constantinople in the Byzantine period. The name, which means "the Bronze Gate", was given to it either because of the bronze portals or from the gilded bronze tiles used in its roof.[1]... [More]

Church of Hagios Andreas en te Krisei

May 7, 2010 00:35 by haci
Koca Mustafa Pasha Mosque (Turkish: Koca Mustafa Paşa Camii; also named Sünbül Efendi Camii) is a former Eastern Orthodox church converted into a mosque by the Ottomans, located in Istanbul, Turkey. The church, as the adjoining monastery, was dedicated to Saint Andrew of Crete, and was named Saint A... [More]

Clock Towers

May 6, 2010 04:59 by haci
Clock Tower in İzmir The Clock Tower, which enhances Konak Square like a pearl with its extreme graceful appearance, is a monument of art as it faces the sea. The tower was built in 1901 by the Grand Vizier Küçük Sait Pasha by order of Sultan Abdülhamit. The clock was a present of the German Empe... [More]


May 6, 2010 04:57 by haci
Endowing money for the construction of a fountain and a water supply line to it was an act of piety which played an important role in Ottoman life. Hardly a sultan, sultan's mother, sultan's daughter, grand vezir, or other august personage did not endow a fountain in expression of their economic, so... [More]


May 6, 2010 04:55 by haci
The oldest mosque within the borders of Turkey is the Ulu Cami (Great Mosque) of Diyarbakir, dating back to the seventh century with several later restorations. Other early great mosques are in Urfa, Cizre, Silvan, Mardin, Kiziltepe, Bitlis, Harput, Niksar, and Kayseri. Probably the most important S... [More]

Ottoman Architects

May 6, 2010 04:53 by haci
Mimar Hayreddin (15th -16th century): Mimar Hayreddin is the architect who built Sultan Bayezid II’s (1481-1512) complex in Edirne. His name is mentioned in the Bursa Pilinç Hanı as a repairer (meremmetçi). It is also written in a document dated 1511 that he was the Chief Canal Planner (baş suyolc... [More]

Beypazari Houses

May 6, 2010 04:50 by haci
A one and a half hour journey on the old Ankara-Istanbul highway takes you to a hill towards the İnözü Valley where Ankara’s Beypazari district is located. The town is divided into two settlement areas, the old and the new. The older sections of the town are situated in the northern part of the old ... [More]


May 6, 2010 04:42 by haci
TUREB is a member of the World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations (WFTGA) and European Federation of Tourist Guide Associations - FEG. TUREB is the national federation, which was formed with a Protocol of Cooperation and Coordination among Professional Organizations of Turkish Tourist Guides... [More]


May 6, 2010 04:14 by haci
The Association of Turkish Travel Agencies is a professional organization having the status of legal person, established by Law in 1972. (The Law concerning Travel Agencies and the Association of Travel Agencies; Law No 1618,effective as of 28 September 1972) The main aims of the Association are, ... [More]

Veni Vidi Travel

May 6, 2010 04:10 by haci
Julius Caesar proclaimed his celebrated words, "Veni, Vidi, Vici (I came, I saw, I conquered)" in Turkey when he defeated the Pontus, a formidable kingdom in the Black Sea region of Turkey. Veni Vidi Travel Group Inc. is established in 1986, and specialize in trips for foreign independen... [More]

Vip Tourism

May 6, 2010 04:06 by haci
Enjoy the view of the old wooden villas, marble palaces and the ancient fortresses on a Bosphorus Cruise, visit Topkapi Palace to see the dazzling displays of the treasures of the Ottoman Sultans, notice the masterpiece of Byzantine architecture St. Sophia and many more... Start exploring Istanbul w... [More]

Visitur Travel

May 6, 2010 04:00 by haci
VISITUR was founded in 1981 in Turkey as a DMC and CMC solely dedicated to the incentive travel, corporate meetings and congresses industry. The company has since grown to become an internationally recognized DMC with strong connections with local suppliers. The company’s success lays in its at... [More]

Alrashed Travel Istanbul

May 6, 2010 03:45 by haci
AL RASHED  TRAVEL  International Tour Operator Is being operated by expert in the field of tourism and travel business throughout the last eight ears. We therefore believe that we are in a position to provide the perfect services for your groups and individuals. We are ready for it, wi... [More]

Albaker Tourism

May 6, 2010 03:40 by haci
Albaker Tourism & Travel Agency has been awarded as one of the biggest travel agent in Turkey over the last 30 years; we are providing & handling various requests with our specilized staff and with our English & Arabic & French speaking guides… Accommodation in Turkey at any region... [More]

Ahsly Travel

May 6, 2010 03:37 by haci
WELCOME to Turkey, a bridge between Europe and Asia, with an extremely rich cultural heritage. Perhaps no other land has witsed so many diverse civilizations over the last 10,000 years. After the great Mesopotamians, the Hittite and Urartu kingdoms flourished, and in western Anatolia the Ionian an... [More]

Age Tourism & Events

May 6, 2010 03:32 by haci
We believe that first impressions contribute a lot to the success of a travel organization. We therefore ensure a well trained multilingual and enthusiast team for “meet and greet”. A large vehicle fleet of various types, sizes and budgets including limousines should satisfy transfer any transfer ... [More]

Advisor Travel Istanbul / Turkey

May 6, 2010 03:28 by haci
Are you wanting to venture somewhere with a difference ? Then take a leap from the beaten path with Advisor Travel,we have created your ideallic holiday in one of the world's most diverse and spectacular destinations,Turkey Advisor travel specialises in Family Holidays and upmarket travel,catering... [More]

Adelphia Travel & Tours

May 6, 2010 03:19 by haci
Adelphia Travel is the innovative approach for travel in Turkey. Our first-hand Turkey travel knowledge and experience, constant attention-to-detail, personalized service and co-operation with the most skilled of our travel industry professionals, allow us to deliver seamless travel arrangements for... [More]

Access Tours

May 6, 2010 03:12 by haci
Access Tours DMC has many years of experience within the meetings, incentives and conventions industry as well as special interest in travel of all kinds in Turkey. Access Tours provides significant buying power, high service standards, professional and incentive programs as well as competitive re... [More]

Dubb Indian Restaurant

May 6, 2010 00:50 by haci
Set in a restored Ottoman house in Sultanahmet, Dubb Indian Restaurant is a genuine and inexpensive dining option for visitors to the old town. The Restaurant is set over three floors and has a roof terrace with views over Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque and Sultanahmet Square. Chef Vinod Kumar Chou... [More]