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``If the Earth were a single state, Istanbul would be its capital.`` Napoleon Bonaparte
Byzantium, Constantinople, Istanbul
This beautiful city is the only one that sits astride two continents, Europe and Asia. According to historians, Istanbul (Stanbul) was founded by Byzas in 667 BC, then called Byzantium. In 330 AD, Constantine made Byzantium his capital and called it Constantinople. The Great Ottoman Empire conquered Constantinople on 29 May 1453 AD, and when Turkey became a Republic in 1923, to the name changed to Istanbul.
AHMET EFENDI EVI IS SITUATED IN THE HEART OF ISTANBUL, in what is known as the Cankurtaran area. This is one of the oldest Byzantine towns and is at the heart of the Sultanahmet area. We are located about 20m away from Akbiyik Mosque, which was established in 1453, making it one of the first mosques to be built after the conquest of Constantinople on May 29th 1453.
"Hospitality is our tradition. We treat our guests warmly and will do our utmost to ensure you have a pleasant and enjoyable stay with us"