Just like everywhere else in the world, some Istanbul taxi drivers have several tricks up their sleeve to hustle unaware tourists.The most common practice is to extend the travel duration by making (huge) unnecessary detours. Taxi Fares from Antik Hotel Taxi fares from Beyazit to the most common tourist destinations, be sure to pay cab fare!Authorities in the Turkish city of Istanbul have banned an annual gay pride march planned for later this month, citing security and public order fears.The ban, which was angrily denounced by the Istanbul pride organisers, came after ultra-nationalist and conservative groups said they would not allow "degenerates" to hold such events on Turkish soil.Bridge or Highway Toll: In case you take a taxi to cross either side of the Bosphorus bridges or drive on the TEM highway, toll (not more than 5 TL) has to be paid.The taxi driver will pay that for you, but will add this to the fare.
Homosexuality has been legal in Turkey throughout the period of the modern republic and was also legalised in the Ottoman Empire from the mid-19th century.From Taksim to Kabataş, you can walk to Dolmabahce Palace, near lovely sea sight area Ortakoy or you can take the fast boats or ferries to Prince's Island, also connect to Tramway line T1 to Sultanahmet. Located in the Marmara Sea, the Princes' Islands are actually a chain of nine small islands which were… Hagia (St.) Sophia, one of the greatest marvels of architecture, constructed as a basilica in the 6th century by… An enchanted night cruise starts while you sip your welcome drink as the sun sets on Istanbul.Beneath the Bosphorus Bridge by moonlight, glide past the Ciragan Palace, Dolmabahce Palace on European shores and the Beylerbeyi…Described as a big garden in the Marmara Sea, Büyükada is a perfect spot for both you and your children to bask in the sun and feel the serenity of the sea.On the island there are no cars, no traffic, no horns honking, only horse carriages, bicycles and people getting around on foot, so, for families traveling with their children, horse carriages are probably the best option for traveling on the island.If you and your family prefer the picnic scene, you can buy your needs from one of the many bakeries and delicatessens along the shopping strip of the island and you can make your way to the top of the hill amongst the pine groves for a most enjoyable picnic activity. Tour of "Sultan Ahmet Center", the heart of the "Old City" from where the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires were ruled.