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One and the only villa hotel in the old town of Istanbul Sultanahmet

The Sphendone

Just 10 meters to Villa Sphendone Hotel Istanbul…

“It stands on perfectly level ground; but this is more to be ascribed to industry than its natural situation…. The whole facade of the Hippodrome is built on arches, which makes it stand on a level table and entertains the spectator with a very delectable view of the Propontis [Sea of Marmara], so that you may not only see men sailing to and fro before you, but you may also see the dolphins frequently tumbling about in the waters.”

Petrus Gyllius, The Antiquities of Constantinople (I.7)