DAKAM recommends the conference hotel in Taksim. You can book your room during the registration.
NIPPON HOTEL TAKSIM
Nippon Hotel Istanbul is in the heart of Taksim, easily accessible by metro, taxi or bus. The Hotel is providing an easy way of getting around the city.
'Nippon Hotel is nearly the first Hotel in Talimhane / Taksim since 1989. After 16 years experience we knew that we should do something exclusive. We closed the Hotel in November 2005 and had a long renovation. Nippon Hotel opened its doors on 14th June 2006 with new structuring and new professional team. Our mission is to increase your aim with our Turkish tradition of hospitalty and keep our standarts very high which so that everybody leaves us happy.'
Single Room per Night: 55 Euro
Double Room per Night 65 Euro
DAKAM recommends Istanbul Walks' tours. You can book your tour and select the date that suits you during the registration.
ISTANBUL CLASSICS AND HIGHLIGHTS / HISTORICAL TOUR
Price includes: Guiding, museum entrances, lunch and transportation
HIPPODROME / BLUE MOSQUE / GERMAN FOUNTAIN / HAGIA SOPHIA / GRAND BAZAAR / HAGIA IRENE CHURCH (FROM OUTSIDE) / TOPKAPI PALACE
PETIT HAGIA SOPHIA
This tour is a must in Istanbul. You will begin the day with the Roman Hippodrome, where the chariot races were organized by the Romans and Byzantines. Blue Mosque-the only mosque with six minarets and its surroundings will be our next place to visit. Next, you will see the German Fountain - a gift of Kaiser Wilhelm 2. and listen the stories of his liaison with the orient. Hagia Sophia - The Church of Divine Wisdom is the highlight of this day. Following the visits your guide will take you the Grand Bazaar for demonstration of Turkish Handicrafts.
Topkapi Museum is the most important museum of Turkey and the Balkan Peninsula. It is an incomparably rich treasure-chest, brimming with things of historical importance. First, second, third and fourth courtyards; the Audience Hall, Divan-the High Court, Historical Kitchens, Royal Stables, the Treasury, gardens, kiosks...Probably the best commentary on Ottoman History, art and its culture is simply to come direct to the First Courtyard of this amazing Palace. Next place to see is Hagia Irene Church (from outside). Our final place of interest is Church of Sergius and Bacchus today known as "Petit Hagia Sophia Mosque". To see these things with a great guide... well, you will never be quite the same again.
Special Note: Hagia Sophia Museum is closed on Monday and Topkapı Palace Museum is closed on Tuesdays. They will be replaced with Chora Museum. Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays and it will be replaced with Spice Bazaar.
BOSPHORUS CRUISE AND DOLMABAHCE PALACE TOUR
Price includes: Guiding, transportation, private boat, entrance fee of the Museum and lunch
CRUISE ON BOSPHORUS (150 minutes)
RÜSTEM PAŞA MOSQUE
Tours are organized by Istanbul Walks.