Mr Obama had a picture here with a view of Ortakoy mosque and the Bhosphorus Bridge behind. It is free, you must do it as well, ;).
We walked here fromnthe Kabatas tram stop to see the Sunday market. It was an ok walk and just an ok market (not very big). We did buy jacket potatoes for lunch. But unless you have lots of time, I would do many other things first.
We came here on a Sunday because we wanted to see the "Sunday" Arts and Crafts market. There were hundreds of vendors selling scarves, jewelery, arts, etc. Adjacent to the market there are a number of good restaurants as well as many food vendors/food trucks. On the main street there are number of good stores and boutiques. A very lovely... More
It is a nice and beautiful touristic area. There are many cafes, restaurants and shops for gifts. ALso, there are many tourists... You can walk from taksim square, it is approximatelly 35 minutes.
It was a very nice place to hung around actually I think it is the best in Istanbul to see the cultural things and all of this stuff It is a very nice place to smoke shisha but it is a little bit expensive .
If possible to say that some part of Bosphorus gets its best than this is for sure one of it. Beautiful area to walk around, sit next to Bosphorus, be close to the Bridge or have a meal and drink in some nice place around. As for me, this is the place I always come back when in Istanbul.
Very crowded seaside place for long walks and nice staffed potatoes..in the summer time there is a nice flea market with jewels and handcrafts and also some nights live music or karagioz plays..!!!
Ortakoy is a great place to see a nice view and have a cup of tea by the Bosphorus. I would avoid eating there though - too touristy and expensive.
you can just stroll.. shop... eat... dont miss out on the stuffed potatos'! i dont recommend dining at the restaurants, coz we werent impressed. House Cafe restaurant is excellent for international cuisine and bar!
Very enjoyable place on the Bosphrus. Lots of restaurants and cafes. Famous for its giant baked potatoes stuffed with every thing you can think of called Kumpir as well as their waffles. We went twice to this place and we had Turkish tea and Baklava at Mado. The road leading to this place can get very crowded at times. Spending... More
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