Efficient and reliable
Dec 4, 2017

Fast responding. Professional and well organized staff. Reliable servis for reasonable price. Clean cars, friendly drivers. All at high level. See you next time!
Excellent Service Again
Dec 3, 2017

Great all round experience - Safe, reliable, & punctual on the 2 occasions I have used this firm - Very professional and helpful. I booked the car online for a fixed rate & was charged the agreed amount. No hidden extras & driver took me quickly & safely to exactly the right location by shortest route. I would definitely recommend this firm to other s visiting Istanbul.
Effiecent friendly and reliable
Dec 3, 2017

Superb airport to hotel and return clean vehicle , excellent Cost reasonable no hassle at all , safe and comfortable.
Perfect service
Dec 1, 2017

The service was great as we landed on istanbul, there was a guy waiting for us and guided us to the taxi outside. I like the cars nice cars comfortable the drivers are nice and the service was top as they are very accurate with time and on the day of departure i requested an early pickup wat was not a problem at all. Fast responding and fast service with good quality and also good price.
Super
Dec 1, 2017

Safe and very smart drivers they know how to run away from Istanbul traffic which its a disaster everything is excellent and very good car and clean
safe taxi istanbul
Nov 27, 2017

We (my 15 yr old son and I) went by taxi from Istanbul airport (SAW) to the center of Istanbul. We were pick-up at the exact time and brought safe and quick to the city. The driver was very helpful to us. We booked the taxi by internet for a fixed price I would advice safe airport transfer to everyone (better and cheaper; no sudden hidden costs...) The car was also very comfortable.
Best Limousine Service Istanbul Airport.
Nov 27, 2017

This was my fourth trip to Istanbul and every time I have used this limousine service for pick up and drop off. Very private, only the people that you mentioned in your booking and the price is by the trip, not the number of passengers. This limousine is exclusively yours. Cost is about 45 to 50 euros for two ways. I know there may be cheaper fares available but you don’t want to be dropped off at an intersection. This service is door to door. There is a reminder sent on the previous day of travel too. Pay after each drop off. No pre payments required. Keep up the good work.
You can depend on
Nov 24, 2017

It was good experience with safe transport very professional and helpful, just arrived in time and took the quickest rout and drived safely
Reliable & professional
Nov 23, 2017

I have tried other transportation companies and was delighted that safe airport transfer were very liable, always exactly on time, reasonably priced, very professional in communication and friendly in service, I would defiantly use them again in my upcoming travels.
Super Service
Nov 23, 2017

In Istanbul angekommen, hat man schon auf uns gewartet. Die Autos waren sehr sauber und in super Zustand, der Fahrer sehr freundlich.

Istanbul Archaeology Museum

 

Istanbul Archaeology Museums (İstanbul Arkeoloji Müzeleri)

 

The Istanbul Archaeology Museums (İstanbul Arkeoloji Müzeleri) is noted for its treasures of archaeology and art from the Topkapı collections. In the three buildings which comprise the exhibits are many artifects of venerable age and classical statuary. There is also an exhibit which reflects the history of  İstanbul. You should also take time to look over the striking sarcophagi from Sidon's Royal Necropolis.

 

There are three parts to the complex. The Archaeology Museum, the Tiled Pavilion and the Museum of the Ancient Orient  contain the many collections prepared by Osman Hamdi Bey, who served in the late 1800s as archaeologist, artist and museum director. The buildings are an easy walk down from the First Court of  Topkapı's, or by going through the  Gülhane Park main gate and walking up the slope.

 

Museum of the Ancient Orient

 

As you enter the area, look to your immediate left to see the building dating from 1883. It contains pre-Islamic items secured from across the entire Ottoman Empire. The yellow and blue brick panels were once part of the Ishtar Gate in ancient Babylon. The panels show animals, both mythical and real, including dragons, bulls and lions.

 

Archaeology Museum

 

On the right perimeter of the courtyard is the neoclassical style structure with a large collection of sarcophagi and statuary in the classical style. The building also has an extensive exhibit which documents the history of  İstanbul.

 

Two light-controlled rooms display the main treasures of the museum. There are sarcophagi acquired at the Royal Necropolis of Sidon. These items were found by Osman Hamdi Bey in 1887 in what is now Side, Lebanon. In particular, take time to look over the Mourning Women Sarcophagus and the Alexander Sarcophagus. They are examples of exceptionally fine artwork.

 

The connecting room includes more sarcophagi, this time those of grave cult groups from Ephesus, Thessalonica, Syria and Lebanon. Continue on to the next room known as The Columned Sarcophagi of Anatolia where there are tiny temple shaped or residential building shaped sarcophagi from the 140 to 270 AD period. An exceptional exhibit is the Sidamara Sarcophagus from Konya.

 

As you move further through the rooms at the Istanbul Archaeology Museums (İstanbul Arkeoloji Müzeleri), you will see ancient Anatolian architecture and Lycian monument exhibits.

 

Continue upstairs to see the “Anatolia and Troy Through the Ages” exhibit. The exhibit for “Neighbouring Cultures of Anatolia, Cyprus, Syria and Palestine” is also upstairs in this building, as well as a display known as “İstanbul Through the Ages”. The history of the city is shown during its five different periods. The expectation is that these displays will be renovated and improved soon.

 

The famous Statuary Galleries has been under renovation for several years, as is a gallery downstairs, which contains artefacts from Byzantium.

 

Tiled Pavilion

 

The third of the museum buildings in the complex is the 1472 pavilion under the rule of Mehmet the Conqueror. The original portico with 14 columns of marble burned down in 1737 and was rebuilt by Sultan Abdülhamid who reigned from 1774 to 1789.

 

The displays include ceramics and tiles from Seljuk, Anatolia and the Ottomans. The time period is from the late 1100s to the start of the 20th century. There are  İznik tiles from the high period of coloured tiles (14th to 17th centuries). The central room contains the impressive mihrab which came from the İbrahim Bey İmâret in Karaman, constructed in 1432.

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