Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus

Location The 19th century Ottoman Palace turned hotel is located in Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar – Beyazit neighborhood, close to Beyazit Tower, Suleymaniye Mosque, and Istanbul University. Grand Bazaar and Spice Bazaar are nearby. Hotel Features Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus offers a variety of recreational amenities including a health club, an indoor pool, a spa tub, a steam room, and a sauna. The full-service onsite spa at this 5-star property offers 10 treatment rooms, including 2 hammams, facial treatments, and body treatments. Business amenities include a 24-hour business center, providing wireless Internet access (surcharge), secretarial and translation services, and cell phone rentals. Meeting/conference rooms , a banquet hall and a wedding garden are some of the event facilities…

Çırağan Palace Kempinski

In a 19th-century Ottoman palace, this 5-star hotel features an infinity pool with views of the Bosphorus. It has a spa and health club, and offers elegant guest rooms with free Wi-Fi. Rooms at the Çırağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul include luxury bedding and floor-to-ceiling windows. They come with satellite TV and a minibar. Each room has a balcony with views of gardens or the sea. Laledan Restaurant offers buffet breakfast, lunch menus and local seafood for dinner. Tuğra Restaurant serves Ottoman cuisine every night with live traditional music. The Bosphorus Grill offers grilled meat and fish. All restaurants feature a terrace or balcony with Bosphorus views. Le Fumoir and Çırağan Bar offer a variety of drinks. Guests can relax in…

Turkish Bath – Hamam

The Turkish Bath is an important part of Turkish culture and one of the to-do things before you leave Istanbul. There is no better way of enjoying your time than spending the afternoon at a Turkish Bath (Hamam). You will be driven to the Old City where the most famous Hamams are located. Group will be welcomed by Hamam attendants and guided to personal dressing rooms with locks. Group will also be given sandals and peştemal (cloth tied around the waist). You can relax and sweat out the days fatigue on a hot marble slab and relax in the warm room. This is followed with a fabulous body massage with a special coarse bath glove called ‘kese’, hot water and…

Dragon Boat

Dragon Boat activity takes place in Golden Horn which is a primary inlet of the Bosphorus in Istanbul. Each boat can take up to 20 people as paddlers and 1 drummer. tourist attractions . What makes this activity so unique is that it is the only water sports activity which can be arranged in a central spot in Istanbul. Teams will paddle throughout the Golden Horn and race with other teams in an adrenaline pumping and fun filled way. Dragon Boat activity requires no previous experience as training is given on the event day.

The Hippodrome

The Hippodrome of Constantinople (Turkish: SultanahmetMeydani, At Meydani) was a circus that was the sporting and social centre of Constantinople, capital of the Byzantine Empire. Today it is a square named SultanahmetMeydani (Sultan Ahmet Square) in the Turkish city of Istanbul, with only a few fragments of the original structure surviving. It is sometimes also called Atmeydani (Horse Ground) in Turkish.

Blue Mosque

This imperial mosque is an unparalleled example of classical Ottoman architecture, and it is the only mosque built with six minarets. Although it is popularly known as the Blue Mosque, its real name is Sultan Ahmet Mosque. Befitting his original profession, the architect Mehmet Aga decorated the interior fastidiously like a jeweller. Built between 1609-1616, the mosque used to be part of a larger complex, including a covered bazaar, Turkish baths, public kitchens, a hospital, schools, a caravanserai, and the mausoleum of Sultan Ahmet. Some of these buildings have not survived to our day. The architect was a student of Architect Sinan, the greatest architect of classical Ottoman architecture. He adapted a plan used previously by his master, but on…

Hagia ( Saint ) Sophia

Hagia Sophia is an architectural monument of great in both Byzantine and Ottoman terms. Built as a church, then transformed into a mosque in 1453, it is now a museum. The first Haghia Sophia was partially burnt during an uprising. It was restored by Theodosius II and opened for worship in 415, but it was burned down during a public uprising in 532. After the revolt, Emperor Justinian was determined to build an unparalleled church and entrusted two architect-engineers from Anatolia, Isidoros and Anthemios, with the task. Building materials were brought in from all the Mediterranean countries. In addition, the columns of a number of Pagan temples in Anatolia, including the Temple of Artemis, were used in the construction. This…

The 10th International FLINS Conference Istanbul (FLINS 2012)

The 10th International FLINS Conference on uncertainty Modeling in Knowledge Engineering and Decision Making (FLINS 2012) provides an international forum that brings together those actively involved in areas of interest to the uncertainty Modeling in Knowledge Engineering and Decision Making…

Barcelo Eresin Topkapı Hotel

A new hotel in an old city, Barcelo Topkapi offers 5-star accommodations in Istanbul’s Fatih. It features the U Club, a spa with heated indoor pool, Turkish bath and massage facilities. The spacious and modern rooms of the Barcelo Eresin Topkapi include flat-screen satellite TV and work desks. There are specially-furnished rooms for guests with disabilities, as well as non-smoking and hypoallergenic rooms. The hotel offers a rich variety of excellent international dishes and authentic Turkish cuisine. Guests can enjoy a varied dining menu and buffet menus at Picasso Restaurant, in an atrium-style setting. There is a convenient tram stop next to the hotel. The main historic landmarks of Sultanahmet, including Aya Sophia, the Topkapi Palace and the Grand Bazaar,…