Beymarmara Suite Hotel
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- Swimming pool
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- Free High-Speed Internet
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... Greek goddess Artemis once stood. It served as a Greek Orthodox basilica and the seat of the Patriarchate of Constantinople for more than 900 years. In the fifteenth century after the Ottoman conquest, the Hagia Sophia was converted to a mosque. Christian mosaics were plastered over and huge wooden medallions celebrating Allah and the Prophet Mohammed were erected. Then, following the establishment of the Turkish Republic, the building was ...
... together in the practice of their faith. The tone was celebratory and we were treated to sites and sounds we would probably never experience back home. Perfect ending to a long day of touring. We spent the next day exploring Istanbul's cultural offerings and history. We started with a walking tour of Old Town where our first notable stop was the Blue Mosque. Neither of us had ever visited a mosque before - so this was a big first for both of us. The process for visitors ...
... the end when we had to stand up.
The river is the perfect place to appreciate the beauty of Istanbul. Very clearly, you can see the castles, palaces, monuments, mosques, the river front cafes and restaurants, the homes of the rich and famous (lots of!), and the beautiful parks. Considering the population density in Istanbul, the number of parks and green spaces is surprising. The palaces are now mostly museums; there is so much more to explore.
We left Kusadasi and sailed overnight arriving in Istanbul around 2pm. Istanbul is a beautiful city to sail into and Sandra Bowen the historical commentator on our ship highlighted sites for us a we sailed into the city. Since we only arrived at 2pm we went for a short tour with our guide Ezra. Our first stop was the Chora Museum which we had visited on our previous trip to Turkey. The Chora Museum is considered to be one of the most beautiful surviving examples of a Byzantine ...
... carriage we managed to squeezed in and make the 10 stop journey towards the city centre. Thanks to Jess and Wade we had handy euros to buy the "connect four" looking tokens used for their public transport. It's quite funny but there is an automated message that plays repetitively on the tram in both Turkish and English that warns you of the "probable acts of larceny"- bags held extra tight! As we get off our tram station we walk towards the hostel. Our area is quite ...