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Pierre Loti

Pierre Loti - Istanbul

The Historical Pierre Loti Coffeehouse can be reached by climbing (the steps through the cemetery beside Eyup Sultan Mosque). Centuries-old coffeehouse is famous for its magnificent view of the Golden Horn. Until the end of the 19th century it was known as the Rabia Kadin Coffeehouse, but after the French writer Pierre Loti began to visit the coffeehouse frequently, it ...

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Topkapi Palace Quick Guide

Topkapi Palace - Istanbul

The palace of the sultans is the most comprehensive monument to Ottoman civil architecture. Apart from its architectural and historical interest it contains marvellous collections of porcelains, fabrics, swords, embellished manuscripts and artworks which once belonged to the Sultans. You could easily spend a whole day here. The palace is constructed on the site of the original settlement of Constantinople ...

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Istanbul - Turkey

Istanbul OverviewIstanbul! This dream city, which “… Just to love a region of yours is worth a whole life….” (The famous Turkish poet, “Yahya Kemal”). Istanbul, a city full of secret beauties embraces its visitors with historical monuments of Roman, Byzantine, Latin and Ottoman era. Hagia Sophia with its serene atmosphere, the magnificent Topkapi Palace, the mystical Maiden’s Tower, and the ...

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Aegean Coast – Turkey

Aegean Coast - Turkey

The region, bearing the same name as the sea, is in the west of the Anatolian Peninsula. There are eight provinces in the region: Afyon, Aydın, Denizli, Izmir, Kütahya, Manisa, Muğla and Uşak. The country’s third biggest city, Izmir, is in this region. The region shows geographical variety, so it is divided into two parts, the coastal and the inland ...

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