Special accommodation arrangements have been made for ICVES 2012 participants in the hotels listed below. The accommodation assistance will be provided by Travel e22 formal travel agency. Conference rates apply for registered ICVES 2012 participants and accompanying persons.
Each participant may handle her/his reservation directly with Travel e22.

Some hotel choices:

Hotel Name Single Room per night
Germir Palas (Special Category) 96 Euro
SV Boutique Hotel (Special Category) 98 Euro
Nil Hotel (Standart 3-4 star) 60 Euro

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Travel & Local Info

Istanbul is a metropolitan and well communicated city. There are daily flights from all major cities.
More information about Transportation, Hotels, and Istanbul City can be found at: Location (pdf)

Istanbul was chosen to be the European Capital of Culture for 2010 (link: , hence, this is a very good time to visit Istanbul and a great opportunity to see the past and the future, Hagia Sophia and Topkapi, Europe and Asia, all in one city. This visit will provide you an opportunity to see monuments of Roman and Ottoman Empires in Istanbul and even remnants from BC era in Aegen and Mediterranean regions of Turkey, just a few hours away.

Istanbul is the only city in the world built on two continents, one arm reaching out to Asia, the other to Europe. Through the city’s heart, the Bosphorus strait, courses the waters of the Black Sea, the Sea of Marmara and the Golden Horn. The former capital of three successive empires – Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman – today Istanbul honors and preserves the legacy of its past while looking forward to its modern future. Ancient and modern, religious and secular, Asia and Europe, mystical and earthly all co-exist here.

Its variety is one of Istanbul’s greatest attractions: The ancient mosques, palaces, museums and bazaars reflect its diverse history. The thriving shopping area of Taksim buzzes with life and entertainment. And the serene beauty of the Bosphorus, Princes Islands and parks bring a touch of peace to the otherwise chaotic metropolis.

Sultanahmet: Many places of tourist interest are concentrated in Sultanahmet, heart of the Imperial Centre of the Ottoman Empire. The most important places in this area, all of which are described in detail in the “Places of Interest” section, are Topkapi Palace, Aya Sofia, Sultan Ahmet Camii (the Blue Mosque), the Hippodrome, Kapali Carsi (Covered Market), Yerebatan Sarnici and the Museum of Islamic Art.

Indeed, it is Istanbul’s variety that fascinates its visitors. The museums, churches, palaces, great mosques, bazaars and sights of natural beauty seem inexhaustible. In no other city in the world do you hear the same exciting and mysterious sounds, do you see the same magnificent sights and breathe in the same intoxicating atmosphere of East meeting West.

From the Tunel area to Taksim square is one of the city’s focal points for shopping, entertainment and urban promenading: Istiklal Cadesi is a fine example of the contrasts and compositions of Istanbul; fashion shops, bookshops, cinemas, markets, restaurants and even hand-carts selling trinkets and simit (sesame bread snack) ensure that the street is packed throughout the day until late into the night. The old tramcars re-entered into service, which shuttle up and down this fascinating street, and otherwise the street is entirely pedestrianised. There are old embassy buildings, Galatasaray High School, the colorful ambience of Balik Pazari (Fish Bazaar) and restaurants in Cicek Pasaji (Flower Passage). Also on this street is the oldest church in the area, St Mary’s Draperies dating back to 1789, and the Franciscan Church of St Antoine, demolished and then rebuilt in 1913.

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