CONSTANTINOPLE SATURDAY 1ST AND 2ND FEBRUARY 2014 – A 24 trip itinerary

Leave home @6.30am

Depart Athens 10.05
Arrive Ist: 11:30
No baggage
Christina – VISA required approx. 10 British Pounds

Saturday 1st FEBRUARY 2014 – ITINERARY
Information:
Sunrise 07:15 Sunset 17:20
Highest Temp: 7 degrees
Lowest Temp: 5 degrees
Little Chance of rain

Take taxi to Sulthanamet (old city) – travel time approx. 30 mins (price qpprox 40 TLR – 14 EUR)

Hotel: Hilton Doubletree- address Ordu cad. No:31, Beyazit-Istanbul, 34130, Turkey TEL: 90-212-4535800
Hotel check in : ask spa opening times ( arrange for afternoon or night)

Midday – Grand Bazaar (open until 19:00)
Try some street food, Coffee and pastry or sahlep
Lunch in market place – (see further info)

Afternoon – relax in hotel, hammam, spa and swim

Night time – walk across galata bridge (eat street food and/or restaurants) – see options
• Galata Fish Boats: (old side of city)
At the stall “Tarihi Eminönü Balik Ekmek” the fish (mackerel) is directly grilled on the boat and then put in a half-bread together with some salad and onions. It costs 5 TYR.
• Ali Ocakbaşı – Karaköy (good restaurant)
• Karakoy Gulluoglu – good baklava
To return in taxi from these areas in new quarter (north of Galata bridge – Taksim side) is approx. – 14 TLR
Or
Restaurant Row: near hotel (see map)
• SirEvi ( good restaurant)
• Amedros Cafe & Restaurant

SUNDAY 2ND FEBRUARY 2014 – ITINERARY

Information: Sunrise 07:14 Sunset 17:22
Highest Temp: 8 degrees
Lowest Temp: 6 degrees
Little chance of rain

Rise early

Check out and leave baggage in lobby
• Check into flight
• 14:00 visit Agia Sophia – and museum Winter Schedule- 1 OCTOBER- 15 APRİL Visiting Hours: 09:00- 17:00
• Spice market (free) and Blue Mosque (free)
• Palace Topkapi (if time), Basilica if time
• Take taxi to airport at sunset