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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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Istanbul guided private tours - An architectural masterpiece built in just 7 years Istanbul guided private tours will take you to this architectural masterpiece created...

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Istanbul private tours Buyukada

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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Customized tour Istanbul Fish Bread

Customized Tour Istanbul - Fish in the Bread, what an attractive couple The attractive couple, Fish and Bread, just like Bosphorus is the symbol of...

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Private tour Istanbul Hagia Sophia

Private tour Istanbul, Hagia Sophia - a symbol of tolerance and harmony Private tour Istanbul can help get an answer of if it is a Church?...

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