Amiral Palace Hotel
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Our tour is over. We are in Istanbul for two more days.
We need to recount our trip. It has been a world wind tour of Turkey. Not enough time at any one place. Days packed with sites and travel. Most nights we had time for dinner, a shower and then right to sleep.
Finally made it to Turkey. Our bags are not here yet.
After filing for lost baggage we got on the metro and transferred to the tram. That was very easy and only 2 lira for each leg. We walked to the hotel, the long way because we were off by a block.
We met up with Herb. Donna has not shown up yet.
Robin is napping after …
... CONTINUES... Later in the day we spent some time exploring Hagia Sophia which started as a church before becoming a mosque then a museum. My knowledge isn't fantastic but the church dated back to about 537AD and was occupied by the Greek, followed by the Romans. Eventually in was taken over by the Turks as shown by the oversized Islamic symbols. In the evening we meet our local guide and other ...
... a seaside town for lunch. Have trouble with the hoards of tourists. We were certainly spoilt on the boat. Split is the second largest city in Croatia so it is a bit of a major driving. Lucky it is Saturday afternoon as it is quieter. We find a park and walk to the centre of town where we find all we wish to see. The "old town" of Split is amazing. The Diocletion Palace is incredible. After viewing the Cathedral or St Domnius we climb up the belfry. What a view ... ...
... was a few km's (good practice for the future trip) and we got to see the Roman aqueduct, which at a double height of arches is pretty amazing for 1500 years old (repaired of course).
We walked a lot... a sense of humour failure threatening, we luckily found somewhere to eat and disaster was averted.
Tonight is our last night in a hotel for 4 nights as we will be leaving Istanbul tomorrow morning on the truck and heading to an area near Gallipoli.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsAmiral Palace Hotel Istanbul
We stayed here on the beginning and end of our tour of Turkey. The location is nice. Just below the Blue Mosque. You can see that from the rooftop dining area. That is a nice place to sit on the evening. Just a block away from a street full of restaurants. Walking distance from the Sultanahmet tram station. Front desk staff were pleasant and helpful. They called many times to the airport checking on my lost luggage.
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