48 hours in Istanbul


*This trip  was made 15days after the terrrorist attacked in Sultanahmet Square  on 16 January 2016. Yesterday terrorists attacked in Taksim Square …This post is dedicated to all the victims of terrorism.

I was planning to write lots of words about Istanbul but i decided the photos to speak..Before starting the photo tour i would like to confess that Istanbul or Costantinoupoli is a amazing city, is the city of contrasts.Istanbul is incessantly in balance between East and West, old ages and modernity.


Pay a visit in Basilica Cistern. If you dont suffer of  claustrophobia, the Basilica Cistern is the largest of several hundred ancient cisterns that lie beneath the city of Istanbul.


The cistern was built in  6th century during the reign of Byzantine emperor Justinian

Sultanahmet Square, “tasfirin simit” a kind of  bagel , delicious!



Pay a visit in the temple of  Hagia Sophia
Except of the great architectural beauty Hagia Sophia is an important monumet both for Byzantine and for the Ottoman Empires.Once a christian church, later a mosque and now a museum, Hagia Sophia has always been the precious of its time.


Adorable Mosaics.
Crossing the Galata Bridge  is a way to understand why this is city is called the city of contrasts.



Old vs New
Coffee time
Take a break to taste the traditional desserts
Museum of Modern Art
The main entrance of the Museum


photos by Sonia Farasopoulou


15 thoughts on “48 hours in Istanbul

  1. Ναι, είναι τόσο κρίμα που συμβαίνουν όλα αυτά. Όπου και αν συμβαίνουν, είναι τραγικό και άδικο.
    Δεν έχω πάει ποτέ στην Κωνσταντινούπολη, ξέρω όμως ότι είναι υπέροχη. Οι φωτογραφίες σου το επιβεβαιώνουν!

    Καλή εβδομάδα Σόνια!


  2. Όλα υπέροχα 🙂 Οι φωτό σου πραγματικά μας ταξίδεψαν.
    Καλημέρα 🙂


  3. Πανέμορφη πόλη με ιδιαίτερη συναισθηματική αξία. Οι φωτογραφίες σου με ταξίδεψαν εκεί και ήταν η αφορμή να θυμηθώ παλαιότερη επίσκεψή μου. Σε ευχαριστώ που τις μοιράστηκες μαζί μας.


  4. Αχ, οι φωτογραφιες σου με ταξίδεψαν λιγα χρονια πριν, στη δική μου περιήγηση στην Πόλη. Ποσο κριμα και άδικο να συμβαίνουν (και εκεί) ολα αυτα. Μετα και τα χθεσινά γεγονότα στο Βέλγιο σκεφτομαι πως ζούμε εναν απίστευτο πόλεμο που δεν μπορω να φανταστω που θα καταλήξει. 😦


  5. Thank you for dropping in on my evolving scientist. It is nice to meet you. Thank you for this interesting post about Istanbul. I have read some books about it, but never been there. Please be careful in your travels. Grace & Peace, Ken


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