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17 November 2013

35th Intercontinental Istanbul Marathon and Today's Traffic

Dear Armada Guests,
The only run between two continents; The Istanbul Marathon is being the 35th one and is starting this morning, as of 09.00 o'clock! Because of the Marathon some roads will be closed to traffic until 14.30 pm. Please click on the map below thus you can check the course and adjust your plan accordingly.
Have a nice Sunday and enjoy your time!
















MARATHON COURSEThe Marathon race starts after 300 m behind the Bosphorus Bridge; racecourse divides in Besiktas turnoff after passing bridge, after this goes down from Barbaros Boulevard to Besiktas, and follows the coastal road it reaches Karakoy.
Runners turn onto Eyup, after the Galata Bridge, and they make turn right after the Feshane, and go towards from Unkapani Road to Yenikapi.
Race course returns from Bakirkoy and continues from coast to Gulhane Park, and goes through the park towards to the Blue Mosque. Hippodrome which, the meeting and sporting centres of Romans, Byzantium and Ottoman Empire, is finish point. The finish line is between entrance gate of Blue Mosque and Egypt Obelisk.
15 KMThe 15 Km race starts after 300 m behind the Bosphorus Bridge; racecourse divides in Besiktas turnoff after passing bridge, after this goes down from Barbaros Boulevard to Besiktas, and follows the coastal road it reaches Karakoy.
Race course will be separated from the marathon course with a return in front of the Yusuf Şücaattin Anbari Mosque in Balat. After returning, athletes go through from the coast road and finishes in front of İstanbul Commerce University in Eminonu.
10 KM
The 10 Km race starts after 250m behind the Marathon race; race course divides in Besiktas turnoff after passing bridge, after this goes down from Barbaros Boulevard to Besiktas, follows the coastal road it reaches in front of İstanbul Commerce University in Eminonu.
Source: IstanbulMarathon.Org

02 August 2013

The Armada Boat in TURSAB Magazine...


TÜRSAB -The Association of Turkish Travel Agencies covered our Boat's story with a four pages of news in the July 2013 issue of its monthly magazine. The article widely mentioned the culture of Bosphorus in the history and to some extent, the cultural complexity of today's Istanbul. This approach helps to have a better idea about the cultural identity of our boat...

If you like to read the article and the whole magazine in English pls. click!

06 June 2013

For The Attention of Our Guests From Abroad!

We would like to inform you that the protests in Istanbul, were started in Taksim Gezi Park to protect the green area which is very far from the Historical Peninsula where our Hotel stands on. 
It all began with a few tree but upon disproportionate police reaction and some unfortunate statements given by the government to environmentalists, spreaded to whole country even to whole world as an overall democratic reaction! 

But right now the problematic Taksim area is safe and in peace! 
10th day at Taksim Gezi Park, (5th of June, 2013)


So, there's no problem anymore to be worried about as a foreign visitor, do come and enjoy the historical center, the Bosphorus, Prince Islands, also see the Gezi Park's civil festivals in Taksim those are being held every evening!  Do not miss such a beauty in the best time of Istanbul although some travel alerts those are made by consulates as their routine duty!  

Hope to see you soon in Armada, in the heart of historic center of Istanbul!
With our kindest regards...