Full Day City Tour with Cable Car, Shopping Mall and Cruise with Lunch
Saturday, Thursday, Tuesday
-The History of Pierre Loti
The famous cafe entitled with the name of Pierre Loti,a famous Fench writer,is reached on getting to this ridge on which the perfect view of Golden Horn can be watched.The real name of Pierre Loti,who lived in Istanbul for long yars and was a real Istanbul lover,was julien Viaud.The historical cafe is the most ideal place to watch this mentioned view.It is said that in those years Pierre Loti used to come this cafe offen named as"Rabia kadın Kahvesi"in those years and write
his novel"Aziyade"overlooking Golden Horn.Today this district,still kept as an orginal Turkish settlement by being restorated,consist of many spaces serving as a tourist facility.
-Fly Cable Car
Enjoy the beautiful view from the cable car all the way down to the hill.
-EYUP SULTAN MOSQUE & ABU AYYUB AL-ANSARI
The mosque was erected on the instruction of Fatih Sultan Mehmet II (Mehmet The Conqueror),five years after he seized Constantinople for the Ottomans in 1453.However it fell into disrepair and was further ruined by earthquakes.It was rebuilt in a Baroque style using
attractive pale honey-colored stone in 1800.The interior is elegant in design and the decorated dome of Eyup Sultan Mosque measures 17.5m in diameter and is supported by two halfdomes.The Eyup Sultan Mosque is built near the Golden Horn in Eyup District of Istanbul.But most interesting part is,after the conquest of Istanbul this mosque built outside the walls of Constantinople.In a hadith in Qital-e Rome chapter of Sahih Muslim,the prophet Muhammed states that the first commander and army to conquer Constantinople will enter to Paradise.
Based on this,hadith,Commander Abu Ayyub al-Ansari,who supported Prophet Muhammed after the hijra(migration)to Medina in 622,whwn his last military campaign to Constantinople.
-Olivium Shopping Center
Olivium Outlet Center opened on April 1,2000 is an outlet shopping mall located in the working class district of Zeytinburnu.The shopping center
situated outside of the ancient city walls of Istanbul,Olivium covers an area of 45.000m on 4 floors and has a capacity of 1.000 cars 2 additionel floors.
The center offers to visitors a supermarket,6 movie theaters,a bowling alley with 15 lanes,a variety of fast food restaurants and cafetarias.
-Cruise On The Golden Horn
The golden Horn or Haliç in Turkish,is a horn-shaped fyord on the European side of Istanbul and is fed by two small streams.It is a natural harbor where Byzantine and Ottoman fleet and commercial ships were anchored.Today,it's surrounded by parks and promenades with ancient sites araund it.Golden horn was an old trading harbor and popular residantial area during the Byzantine period.Its entrance
was blocked by a huge chain to stop unwanted ships to enter.During the Ottoman period it was largely inhabited by jewish immigrants from Spain.The mixtures of Armenians,Greeks,Gypsies and Turks living along its shores reflected the city's colorful ethnic mosaic.Istanbul
Bosphorus Cuise start from Golden Horn.
-Cruise On The Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise
Bosphorus is a natural strait connecting the Black sea to the Sea os Marmara thus being a very startegic waterway.It was a river in the valley during the Tertiry period of the continents,which was drowned by the sea at the end of this period.It!s length is 32 kilometers(20 miles)
in the north to south direction.Istanbul Bosphorus strait separates the European part from the Asian part of Istanbul.There are three suspension bridges on the Bosphorus connecting Europe to Asia(or vice versa).Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise is one of the most popular areas for its inhabitants,especially during summer for its climate.Its shores are lined with fine neighborhoods,OttomanPalaces,fortresses,old wooden villas,hotels,park and
gardens,restaurants,caterias and so on.
Explore the historical fortress constructed by Fatih Sultan Mehmet that marks the narrowest point of the Bosphorus.A fantastic place with a panaromic view perfect for taking photographs and boarding to your sightseeing boat.
As you approach the northen and of the Istanbul Bosphorus Strait,our tour will continue into the Black Sea.We will stop
at a beautiful cove on the Asian side.
Beykoz(stopover) : The earliest settlement in Beykoz dates back to aboud 2700 years ago,in the Roman period and it is speculated that sailors who intended to sail towards the Black Sea made offerings and sacrifices to Zeus and Poseidon.
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