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IstanbulIstanbul
Vougiatzi Vasileia
Istanbul…
• isthelargest city in Turkey
• haspopulation of 13.9 million
• founded by Byzasaround 660 B.C
• Thefirst known ...
Istanbul…
• Finally, on 29 May 1453, Ottoman Turks
captured Constantinople and declared it the
new capital of the Ottoman ...
Travel Tips
• You should see:
Topkapi Palace:
ThisiswheretheOttoman Sultanslived for around 400 years.
HagiaSophia
You’ll seegorgeousChristian mosaicsandenormousIslamic
calligraphy roundels.
Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmed Mosque)
Thismagnificent and massivemosquewascompleted in 1616
and istheonly mosquein theworld th...
DolmabahcePalace
Everything you seeinsidethepalaceis original, thusno pictures
or video areallowed indoorsand guided tours...
BasilicaCistern
Thisisthelargest underground reservoir in thecity, constructed
in the6th century to supply water to theGre...
GalataBridge
Thisbridgeisbuilt over theGolden Horn on theEuropean sideof
Istanbul. It’sashort walk from thespicemarket and...
Baklavashops
Order someappleteato go with your sweetsand you’ll bein
heaven.
SpiceMarket (Egyptian Bazaar)
In addition to spices, you’ll also find tea, sweets, and other
souvenirshere.
Grand Bazaar
It’soneof themost popular drop off placesfor tour groups, so be
prepared for largecrowdsof both tourist and l...
You should do:
Ferry around theBosphorus
A truly relaxing way to get acrossoneof theworld’sbusiest
waterwaysisto takeoneof...
Walk thecity walls
Constructed during thereign of TheodosiusII (408-450), thewallsof
Constantinoplearethelargest Byzantine...
Get abird'seyeview
Originally named theTower of Christ, theGalataTower was
built in 1348 at theapex of fortified walls. Af...
Tuck into Ottoman cuisine
Authentic Turkish food isafar cry from thegreasy kebabsthat arepeddled
abroad; Asitaneisaone-of-...
Takepartying to new heights
Thebest way to seeIstanbul isfrom above, asIstanbul’snightlife
impresarioshavediscovered – are...
Blow off somesteam in ahamam
Paying anear-naked stranger to scrape, knead and pummel your flesh asyou
lieon asteamy slab o...
Escapeto thePrinces’ Islands
Set in theMarmaraSeaoff Istanbul'sAsian Shore, thePrinces' Islandsare
whereIstanbul’smainly n...
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  1. 1. IstanbulIstanbul Vougiatzi Vasileia
  2. 2. Istanbul… • isthelargest city in Turkey • haspopulation of 13.9 million • founded by Byzasaround 660 B.C • Thefirst known nameof thecity is Byzantium •  ConstantineTheGreat madeit thenew eastern capital of the Roman Empire in 330 AD, with thenameConstantinoupoli.
  3. 3. Istanbul… • Finally, on 29 May 1453, Ottoman Turks captured Constantinople and declared it the new capital of the Ottoman Empire. • TheOttomansquickly transformed thecity from abastion of Christianity to asymbol of Islamic culture. • From 1930 theofficial nameisIstanbul.
  4. 4. Travel Tips • You should see: Topkapi Palace: ThisiswheretheOttoman Sultanslived for around 400 years.
  5. 5. HagiaSophia You’ll seegorgeousChristian mosaicsandenormousIslamic calligraphy roundels.
  6. 6. Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmed Mosque) Thismagnificent and massivemosquewascompleted in 1616 and istheonly mosquein theworld that hassix minarets. It isan activemosqueand closes5 timesaday for prayer (about 20-30 minuteseach time).
  7. 7. DolmabahcePalace Everything you seeinsidethepalaceis original, thusno pictures or video areallowed indoorsand guided toursarerequired.
  8. 8. BasilicaCistern Thisisthelargest underground reservoir in thecity, constructed in the6th century to supply water to theGreat Palaceof Constantinople, Topkapi Palaceand others.
  9. 9. GalataBridge Thisbridgeisbuilt over theGolden Horn on theEuropean sideof Istanbul. It’sashort walk from thespicemarket and isquiteeasy to walk across.
  10. 10. Baklavashops Order someappleteato go with your sweetsand you’ll bein heaven.
  11. 11. SpiceMarket (Egyptian Bazaar) In addition to spices, you’ll also find tea, sweets, and other souvenirshere.
  12. 12. Grand Bazaar It’soneof themost popular drop off placesfor tour groups, so be prepared for largecrowdsof both tourist and locals.It’ssuper easy to get lost in the4,000+ shopswhich span over 58 covered streets.
  13. 13. You should do: Ferry around theBosphorus A truly relaxing way to get acrossoneof theworld’sbusiest waterwaysisto takeoneof thehalf-hourly commuter ferry services up theBosphorusfrom Eminönü. Alight ashoreat Beşiktaş, Ortaköy and Bebek along theway to takein thelush parks, palaces and yal sı
  14. 14. Walk thecity walls Constructed during thereign of TheodosiusII (408-450), thewallsof Constantinoplearethelargest Byzantinestructurethat survivesin modern Istanbul. Thewallsencompasstheold city in agreat arc, stretching some6.5 kilometers(four miles) from theGolden Horn to theSeaof Marmara.
  15. 15. Get abird'seyeview Originally named theTower of Christ, theGalataTower was built in 1348 at theapex of fortified walls. After theOttoman conquest, it wasused to houseprisonersof war and later became an observatory.
  16. 16. Tuck into Ottoman cuisine Authentic Turkish food isafar cry from thegreasy kebabsthat arepeddled abroad; Asitaneisaone-of-a-kind restaurant serving truly authentic Ottoman food. Expect lotsof sweet and sour fruit and meat combos: try Kavun dolmasi, amelon stuffed with minced meat, rice, almondsand pistachios. Over at Rumeli, traditional disheshavebeen given adistinctly Mediterranean twist. Also try these: Hacı Abdullah, Sarniç, and Zarifi.
  17. 17. Takepartying to new heights Thebest way to seeIstanbul isfrom above, asIstanbul’snightlife impresarioshavediscovered – arevelation that has revolutionised dining and drinking in recent years.
  18. 18. Blow off somesteam in ahamam Paying anear-naked stranger to scrape, knead and pummel your flesh asyou lieon asteamy slab of marbleisoneof Istanbul’shedonistic highlights. Hamamswerealwaysintended to purify and arestrongly linked to theIslamic tradition of ablutions– thestrict set of rulesfor washing thehands, arms, face and feet with running water beforepraying.
  19. 19. Escapeto thePrinces’ Islands Set in theMarmaraSeaoff Istanbul'sAsian Shore, thePrinces' Islandsare whereIstanbul’smainly non-Muslim elitebuilt their summerhousesand pleasurepalaces. Today, they areoneof thelast placesto offer aglimpseof theold ethnic mix of Istanbul in all itssplendour: Greeks, Armeniansand Jewsstill rub shoulderswith Turksin thelocal squares, and churchesaremore numerousthan mosques.
  20. 20. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Rc http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWY
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