According to legend, the Delphic Oracle first instructed the Megarions to establish a city here. During the Byzantine Empire, Constantine chose this very spot as his capital, and it was here that the keys to the city were given to Mehmed the Conquerer. Every emperor and every king cherished dreams of this place…welcome, then, to one of the most important witnesses of world history, the Historical Peninsula.
Upon stepping onto this peninsula, one can gaze directly at some of the world’s most important historical monuments. Among these historical treasures are Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, Yerebatan Cistern, the Archeology Museum, Topkapı Palace, and the Süleymaniye Mosque. You will also come face to face with centuries-old churches, mosques, and houses along the Golden Horn. Most of the attration are on walking distance from the hotels which are all located around the Sultanahmet Square. With the tram departing from the Sultanahmet Square it’s easy to explore other neighborhoods of Istanbul.