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CAR RENTALS

CAR RENTALS – the following car rental agencies operate in Istanbul: Avis: +90 444 2847 Budget: +90 216 588 5198 Europcar: +90 212 254 7710 Payless Car Rental: +90 216 588 5169 Sixt: +90 850 222 2000 Thrifty: +90 212 465 5999

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Basilica Cistern

Basilica Cistern (Alemdar Mh., Yerebatan Cd. 1/3, 34410 Fatih/İstanbul) — One of the magnificent ancient buildings of İstanbul is the Basilica Cistern located in the southwest of Hagia Sofia. Constructed for Justinianus I, the Byzantium Emperor (527-565), this big underground water reservoir is called as “Yerebatan Cistern” among the public because of the underground marble […]

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Antalya Golf Club

Antalya Golf Club (Belek Turizm Merkezi Üçkum tepesi mevkii Yeni mahalle No: 22 Kadriye/Serik, Antalya) – rated the best golf course in Turkey, the grounds here were designed by leading architects European Golf Design, together with design consultant and Senior Tour Professional Davis Jones, provide not only a challenge to golfers of all abilities but […]

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Akmerkez

Akmerkez (Nispetiye Caddesi, Ulus, 34337 Etiler, Istanbul) – opened in 1993, this shopping center has 246 retailers providing women’s, men’s and children’s clothing and textiles, stationery, toys, sports, shoes, eyewear and gift shops along with restaurants, cinemas, hairdressers, banks, a currency exchange office, electronic goods, orthopedic goods, shoe shine services, a tailor, a pet shop, […]

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Arsen Lüpen

Arsen Lüpen (Mis Sokak 15/4, Beyoğlu, Istanbul) — this nightspot is located within the lively Beyoğlu district. To say Arsen Lüpen is a hidden spot is a little of an understatement. Just getting there feels a little akin to a clandestine operation as you first enter into another restaurant, bypass the waiters and make for […]

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Antica Locanda

Antica Locanda (Satiş Meydani 12, Arnavutköy, Istanbul) – located in the old, high–ceiling oven of the Taksiarhi Greek Orthodox Church in Arnavutköy, this restaurant serves different types of Italian items, including fresh pastas, lasagnas, pizza and potpourri of traditional Italian flavors. Special dishes from both North and Southern Italy (from the countryside to coastline) are […]

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Beylerbeyi Palace

Beylerbeyi Palace (Beylerbeyi Sarayi, Istanbul) — Beylerbeyi Palace was used as a summer palace by Sultan Abdulaziz (1861-1876). During the reign of Sultan Abdülaziz ve Abdülhamid II, the palace acquired the characteristics of a state guest house beginning with its allocation to the foreign states’ sovereigns and presidents during their official visits. The first important […]

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About Turkey

History buffs will be intrigued when they visit Turkey – a country located in the crossroads of many civilizations. The history of the Turks covers a time frame of more than 4,000 years. The Turks first lived in Central Asia around 2000 BC. Later, some of them left Central Asia and spread around, establishing many […]