ICAFS2018 |International Conference on Agricultural & Food Sciences

2018 International Conference on Agricultural and Food Science (ICAFS2018)

ICAFS2018, October 28-30, 2018 Istanbul, Turkey

Venue

1. Conference Venue

Conference Hotel: Nippon Hotel (Visit the hotel website)
Conference room: Shoguns
Address: Topcu Cd. No:6 Talimhane Taksim, Beyoglu 34437 Istanbul Turkey

conference room
Istanbul, historically known as Constantinople and Byzantium, is the most populous city in Turkey and the country's economic, cultural, and historic center.

2. Visa

If you’re visiting Turkey as a tourist or on business, you can now get an e-visa online before you travel. Republic of Turkey Visa Application system: https://www.evisa.gov.tr/en/ through the official Republic of Turkey e-Visa website. An e-visa costs $20 and you can pay using a credit or debit card. General information about Turkey Visa, please visit the website at http://www.mfa.gov.tr/general-information-about-turkish-visas.en.mfa  and  http://www.mfa.gov.tr/visa-information-for-foreigners.en.mfa

3. Transportation

There are 2 airports in Istanbul, Istanbul's Atatürk International Airport and Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport. 
1. Istanbul's Atatürk International Airport (IST) at Yeşilyurt, 23 km (14 miles) west of Sultanahmet Square, is the busiest of Turkey's major airports. You can travel by economical private transfer, Metro and tram, airport bus, city bus, taxi, or shuttle van.
 - Airport Shuttle (public): The airport shuttle departs every 30 minutes. It takes 45 minutes to get to Nippon Hotel. (It might take longer during peak hours.)
 - Bus/Metro/Tram: Please check the route map of public transportation between Istanbul Ataturk Airport (IST) and Nippon Hotel.
2. Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (IATA: SAW, ICAO: LTFJ) located 35 km southeast of central Istanbul.
 - Bus/Metro/Tram: Please check the route map of public transportation between Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (SAW) and Nippon Hotel

4. Accommodation

1. Nippon Hotel (Address: Topcu Cd. No:6 Talimhane  Taksim, Beyoglu, 34437 Istanbul)
Single Room: 80.- Euro; Double Room: 90.-Euro (included breakfast and excluded %8 Vat)
Download and fill the reservation form via Email, or book in Booking.com
Tel:90 212 313 3300  Email for reservation:saslan@nipponhotel.com.tr;info@nipponhotel.com

2. JUNO HOTEL TAKSİM  (About 10 minutes walking to the conference venue)
Address: Dünya Sağlık Sokak Gümüş suyu mahallesi Beyoğlu Numara 17, Beyoglu, 34437 Istanbul
Single/Double Room: about 65-85 USD/night      Click here to reserve on booking.com

3. Taksim Pera Orient Hotel  (About 10 minutes walking to the conference venue)
Address: Bulbul Mah. Duvarci Adem Sok. No:35 Taksim Beyoglu Istanbul, Beyoglu, 34122 Istanbul
Single/Double Room: 45-55 USD/night    Click here to reserve on booking.com

4. Taksim Park Suites  (About 11 minutes walking to the conference venue)
Address: Şehit Muhtar Mahallesi Süslü Saksı Sokak No:23 Beyoğlu, Beyoglu, 34420 Istanbul, Turkey
Single/Double Room: about 40-45 USD/night    Click here to reserve on booking.com

5. Taksim Sem House   (About 10 minutes walking to the conference venue)
Address: Şehit Muhtar Mah.Taksim Yağhanesi Sok.No5 :Beyoğlu/İSTANBUL, Beyoglu, 34437 Istanbul, Turkey
Single/Double Room: 38-45 USD/night    Click here to reserve on booking.com
 
6. Golden Horn Hote  (About 13 minutes by car to the conference venue)
Address: Ebusuud Cad. No: 26 Sirkeci, Fatih, 34410 Istanbul, Turkey
Single/Double Room: 86-95 USD/night    Can be reserved on Booking.com

More hotel information please visit this link on booking.com for reference. 

5. About Istanbul

Without a shadow of a doubt, Istanbul – like London, New York or Paris – is one of the world's great cities. The only city in the world that is in both Asia and Europe, Istanbul also straddles the ancient and modern worlds. Superbly situated either side of the blue ribbon of the Bosphorus Strait separating Europe from Asia it is, unlike any other city in the world, split between two continents.

Through most of its 2,500-year-long history, Istanbul was a cultural melting pot. Today, the city is largely Turkish, but feels extremely cosmopolitan – perhaps due to the reach of the Ottoman Empire, which at its height stretched from the Balkans to Egypt.
 
UNESCO has declared much of the old city area as UNESCO World Heritage sites and the mind-boggling myriad of monuments here are well worthy of the title. The Aya Sofya is the greatest of all Byzantine churches while mammoth Ottoman mosques and palaces, and the remains of Byzantine walls and cisterns are all major reminders of Istanbul's past role as the crown jewel of empire-builders.

6. Places to visit in Istanbul

Basilica Cistern: Built by Justinian I in the 6th century, this cistern, the largest in Istanbul was built to supply water to old Constantinople. The sunken palace as it is also known is held up by 336 marble columns. The cistern was later put to use to provide water to Topkapi Palace and its surrounding gardens.
Blue Mosque: Known in Turkey as Sultanahmet Cami, the Blue Mosque is named so due to its stunning array of blue tiles that decorate its interior. The Blue Mosque is certainly the most famous mosque throughout the world and was built to rival the Hagia Sofia between 1609-1616.
Bosphorus: The famous straight that forms the boundary between Asia and Europe and links the Black Sea with the Sea of Marmara, makes it one of the most important straights in the world. The Bosphorus is the narrowest straight that is navigated for trade routes and it approximately 31km long. As Istanbul is situated on both sides of the straight it makes the city on of the most sought after cities by Empires gone by.
Chora Church: Is one of the world’s most impressive Byzantine structures. The name Chora refers to the churches location outside of the old city walls. The church was in operation until after the invasion of the Ottoman Empire and was converted to a mosque in 1453. In the year 1958, the building was made into a museum (Kariye Müzesi) and the magnificent mosaics and frescoes were once again uncovered and are on display to the public.
Grand Bazaar: First opened in 1461, Grand Bazaar or Kapalıçarşı as it is known in Turkish is one of the world’s largests souks. The covered market has 61 streets acessed via 4 main gates, over 3000 stores, 5 mosques and 6 fountains. After being destroyed and repaired numerous times the Grand Bazaar is one of Istanbuls most popular tourist attractions. Here you can find the streets filled with souveneirs, turkish carpets, ceramics, leathers and gold to name a few.
Hagia Sofia (Aya Sofya): Thought to have changed the history of architecture due to its dome roof, the Hagia Sofia was built in 537 and was the world’s largest cathedral for almost a thousand years. The cathedral was turned into a mosque under orders from the Ottoman Empire but was turned into a museum in 1935. The museum houses amazing mosaics, impressive marble pillars and the famous domed roof.
Hippodrome: Famous from the time of Constantinople under Roman rule the Hippodrome actually dates back AD 203 during the Byzantine Era. The area was a large circus in the old city and was the center for many sporting events such as chariot racing. What remain of the Hippodrome are three large columns, The Serpent Column, the Obelisk of Theodosius and The Walled Obelisk.
Topkapi Palace: The royal palace of the Sultans of the Ottoman Empire for 400 of their 624 year reign, Topkapi Palace is one to be admired. The Palace was not only the residence of the Sultan and his family but was an important center for the empire. Made up of four courtyards the Palace was also the headquarters for the government housing the mint, treasury and archives. Topkapi Palace was also the best educational institution during the reign of the Ottoman Empire.