|The Heart of Ancient Byzantium|
“..I was the daughter of Imperial Rome,
This is a walking tour to explore the Great Palace Region (Sultanahmet Area) where two days can be spent concentrating on the Roman and Byzantine monuments. The tour starts from the outstanding collection of the Archaeological Museum which is located on a lower slope of the ancient Acropolis. The other places we continue to visit are namely as follows; the ancient Hippodrome, the small Mosaic Museum, the Milion, Sts. Sergios and Bacchos (Kucuk Ayasofya Mosque), Boukoleon Palace, Antiochos Palace, Augustaion, Zeuxippos Baths, Haghia Sophia, and Binbirdirek Cistern. Although most of the places have been overbuilt, modified and expanded, we will try to visiualize the past using the old maps and the three dimensional illustrations.