The ancient Constantinople was founded on seven hills surrounded by the city walls, just like Old Rome… In fact it was called Nova Roma, meaning New Rome. Six of the hills lie along the Golden Horn (today's Haliç), while the seventh lies alone about one kilometer south.

Hills of Istanbul;

  • 4th hill was by the Church of the Holy Apostles; within today's Fatih (Conqueror) Mosque area in Fatih district.
  • 5th hill was by the Theotocos Pammakaristos monastery; within today's converted Fethiye Mosque - Sultan Selim Mosque - Greek High school area.
  • 6th hill was by the Blachernae Palace; within today's Tekfur Palace - Mihrimah Mosque area in Edirnekapi neighborhood. This was the highest of all seven of them (70 meters above sea level) and originally out of the Constantinian Wall, it had its own fortification until Justinian expanded the city walls. This was the Fourteenth Region of Constantinople.
  • 7th hill was the Xerolophos Hill near the Constantinian Wall; within today's Samatya - Capa - Cerrahpasa areas in Kocamustafapasa neighborhood.

Hope to see you soon in Istanbul.

ACE of M.I.C.E. Exhibition

ACE of M.I.C.E. Congress, Meeting and Event Awards is the first and only organization aiming at dominating the sustainable progress of Congress, Meeting and Event activities, creating the will of getting down to a fine art at the agencies and institutions serving in the sector, gathering MICE industry and corporate companies getting service from the sector by means of award night and enhancing recognition of Turkish congress, meeting and event industry on a large scale.
ACE of M.I.C.E. Congress, Meeting and Event Awards, held for the first time at Haliç Congress Center with 230 project applications in 27 separate categories, 67 sponsor firms and 1,470 participations on February 10, 2102, has indicated there had been a growing and innovative MICE industry day by day in Turkey.
ACE of M.I.C.E. Congress, Meeting and Event Awards, to be organized for the fourth time on March 17, 2016, and to host both national and international major conventions of congress, meeting, and event industry, shall reward the best as it does every year. With its sublime ceremony to be held at Zorlu Performing Arts Center, the awards will be presented to the ‘Aces’ of the sector.

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Musicals in Broadway History, West Side Story in Istanbul,

One of the most important musicals in Broadway history, West Side Story, is coming to town with 21 performances between March 1st & 15th 2017 in the Zorlu PSM Main Stage!
Defined as a modern adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet since the first time it was staged in 1957, West Side Story has periodically met with audiences on the Broadway stage in many occasions. The musical, which has attracted record-breaking audiences, was adapted from Arthur Laurents’ book. Turning into a global phenomenon with the Tony Award winning masterful choreography of Jerome Robbins, music composed by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics written by Stephen Sondheim, West Side Story has cemented its success through global tours, shows and adaptations.

The success of the show on stage was adapted to the silver screen in 1961. West End Story, directed by Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise, won 10 Academy Awards including Best Motion Picture, Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Rita Moreno) and Best Actor in a Supporting Role (George Chakiris).

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Historic season to culminate with 2017 Final Four in Istanbul!

The world-class city that witnessed two of pro basketball's most spectacular season-ending shots ever will have the same opportunity again next spring when the 2017 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final Four returns to Istanbul, Turkey.

Istanbul will host the best four EuroLeague teams from May 19 to 21 in what is sure to be a thrilling finish to a ground-breaking season, the first in European basketball history in which all the teams in the continent's premier competition are guaranteed to play each other.

The 2017 Final Four will take place for the second time at the Sinan Erdem Dome, which officially opened its doors on April 16, 2010 and two years later played host to a memorable Final Four that was one of the most successful in EuroLeague history.
"Basketball has seen outstanding growth in Turkey in recent years, while Istanbul already has a Final Four tradition that's second to none, so we are excited to be crowning the EuroLeague champion there next May," Jordi Bertomeu, Euroleague Basketball President and CEO, said. "We will return to the Sinan Erdem Dome, one of the finest arenas anywhere in which to watch basketball and the perfect venue to culminate a season in which fans will see all the stars in their own cities for the first time in history. With the way Turkish fans continue embracing the EuroLeague more and more each year, it will be great to have them with us for the very biggest games at the Final Four."

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Boat Show Eurasia 4-9 October 2017

The Boat Show Eurasia Exhibition will bring together hundreds of local and international brands for anyone who has missed the window to order a designer boat, or seeking an opportunity to purchase the “designed” dream boat.

Consumers will seize the opportunity to test drive the boats at sea in prestigious and delightful setting of Tuzla Marina featuring state-of-the-art technology before purchasing at special exhibition price offers and options. Industry leader boat and marine equipment companies, Charter companies will participate in the fair as exhibitors and offer unmissable advantages in pre-owned boats. If you are looking for renewing your boat and meet your needs and restock, you will have the opportunity to meet with the industry’s equipment companies, browse various options and choose among various price ranges.
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