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Istanbul Tours – Istanbul was officially adopted as a sole name in 1930. Through the ages the city of Istanbul has changed its name several times. It is a city with intriguing history, a city of many legends, rulers… The first name of the place was Byzantium or Byzantion. It was founded by Greek colonists from Megara. Before the city became widely known by the name Constantinople, it changed two other names, Augusta Antonina and New Rome, for a short period. Then, in honour of Constantine the Great, Istanbul was named Constantinople and became the new eastern capital of the Roman Empire.

Konstantiniyye became the most formal – Istanbul Tours

Istanbul ToursAfter the Ottoman conquest in 1453 the name Konstantiniyye became the most formal official name in Ottoman Turkish.With that name Istanbul became known in the Islamic world.  It remained like that for most of the time up to 1923, the year Turkey became Republic. Ottoman authorities showed preferences to other names as well during that period.

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Private Istanbul Hagia Sophia Tours

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Private tour Istanbul, Hagia Sophia - a symbol of tolerance and harmony Is it a Church? A Mosque? A Museum? - private tour istanbul can...

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Customized Istanbul Buyukada Tours

Where time stands still! Buyukada is an island from the Princes’ Islands group of nine islands and it can be part of Istanbul private tours. Unlike...
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Private Istanbul Heybeliada Tours

The ‘saddlebag’ that makes a holiday perfect - walking tour Istanbul Heybeliada, Heybeli ada or simply Heybeli is the greenest and the second biggest island...

Religiuos Tours

Private Tour Guide Istanbul

Personal Istanbul Jewish Heritage Tours

A hope given to Jews by Sultan Bayazid II - Private Tour Guide Istanbul Get the taste of the Jewish culture in the history mosaic...