Historical Peninsula: A historical region which has flourished over the centuries since its earliest settlement, the Historical Peninsula hosts invaluable monuments of bygone civilizations.
Also called Suriçi (Walled City) the area was founded in 685 BC and named Byzantium until it grew within time and took its present shape in Istanbul.
The earliest settlement of Istanbul, the Historical peninsula is home to many valuable structures and monuments. Bearing the heritage of Anatolian and world civilizations, the region is among the major must-see places of the world.
The settlement is located on a peninsula comprised of many districts. Are you ready to take a tour to this world heritage where you can explore numerous historical monuments in every corner?
The history of Istanbul can be traced back to the 7th century BC. Yet, the earliest settlements appeared in the Paleolithic age. Founded in the ancient Greek period, Istanbul served as capital city during the Roman, Byzantine, Latin and Ottoman empires, and finally became the most significant city of theRead More
A cultural heritage of worldwide significance, the Historical Peninsula is also known for the festivals and events organized in the area. Held in October every year, the International Symposium on the Historical Peninsula is organized in collaboration with universities and municipalities aiming to raise awareness of the region. Organized atRead More
How can I get there?
Located in Istanbul, which has Turkey's most advanced transportation network, the Historical Peninsula lies right at the heart of urban transport. You can take the metro after you have arrived at Istanbul Atatürk Airport and get off at Zeytinburnu or Aksaray station to take the Bağcılar – Kabataş tram. TheRead More