As the city of countless civilizations and cultures throughout history, today Istanbul has a meaning and importance for significant amount of people of various historical, cultural and religious backgrounds. Being designated by The Council of European Union as European Capital of Culture for 2010 together with Essen and Pecs, Istanbul is now going through another kind of time course. As Artistic Director of Berlin European Capital of Culture Nele Hertling stated, ‘knowing the needs of our city and using this formation as a tool’ is needed to have good results in the process. Having accessibility to all of these heritage is obviously the first emerging necessity for being The Capital of Culture. With this purpose, ISOM - Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Center for the Handicapped has decided to gather a document about Historical Peninsula, to be implemented within the scope of 2010- The Capital of Culture. For this purpose a study has been conducted in the scope of two courses of the Architecture Departments of Yildiz Technical University and Istanbul Technical University. Materials and Methods Architecture students, taking the course ‘Effects of Accessibility on Design’ in Yildiz Technical University, Department of Architecture formed one of the two groups. The other group of students was also Architecture students taking a similar course in Istanbul Technical University. Both of the courses are elective. First of all, Historic Peninsula has been parted into areas that each area covers a historical building/ place, a landmark or a place of interest of another kind. Then, students have started to analyze each area from the accessibility point of view. In each area, two or three routes are determined so that the routes lead to the particular historical building/place, landmark or the place of interest, starting from a point of a bus landing area, a car park, etc. As the main concentration point was to maintain accessible routes for ALL, leading to areas and buildings of an ultimate importance like Hagia Sophia, the current situation of those routes is detected and suggestions are developed for every aspect of the route by means of accessibility for all. Results and Conclusions It was a challenge for both lecturers and students to make propositions of alternative solutions for this extremely historical area that already have made its own decisions about its roads, pavements, stairs, etc. for over a millennium. Also known as the city on seven hills, the topography of Istanbul is always a challenging factor from the point of creating accessible transportation and circulation routes. As for the Historical Peninsula, the topography was even more challenging than other parts of Istanbul. The paper outlines the current situation of the determined routes, explains the routes’ whereabouts and reasons for these whereabouts. Drawings, sketches and photographs of the probable solutions are also given and explained in the paper.