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Address: Bosphorus suburbs, Istanbul, Turkey
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description: This charming neighborhood of renovated old buildings is home to many...
This charming neighborhood of renovated old buildings is home to many restaurants, shops and artist galleries.
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Beautiful view

On a recommendation from our hotel, we made the trek to Ortaköy. What a beautiful surprise! The weather was gorgeous and the day couldn't have been better. Enjoyed watching the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Istanbul Sightseeing Pass|Includes entry to 4 iconic attractions
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Bosphorus Strait
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

On a recommendation from our hotel, we made the trek to Ortaköy. What a beautiful surprise! The weather was gorgeous and the day couldn't have been better. Enjoyed watching the ships and ferries on the Bosphorus. I had one of the famous baked potatoes but was not impressed. This was at one of the cafes facing the Bosphorus. Afterwards, I... More 

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Athens, Attiki, Greece
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Beautiful little village but the traffic to get to it is horrible! It took us 2 hours to get there from the historic center... What a waste of time... The food around there is good but I could do with more variety... Almost all the stalls sell the "kumpir" a type of jacket potato and waffles. That's it...

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South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Loved this fishing village area, lots to eat and explore . A visit to the Mosque is a must and explore the side streets and sit down and have a waffle . This a calm , vibey area

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Tampere, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

You can get to Ortaköy from the city centre by bus or ferry, but as far as I understand, the only way to get back to the city centre is by bus and the road can be very very crowded. So make sure you have enough time and nerves to sit in a traffic jam if you don't want to... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Istanbul is perhaps the most fascinating and gorgeous city in the world. Each district has its own unique flavour and feel: one of the most enjoyable is Ortaköy, which is located on the Bosphorus between Taksim and Arnavütkoy (a similarly charming area). It is possible to walk from Taksim Square to Ortaköy in approximately 45 minutes, along the way passing... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

Ortakoy is 15 minutes from the city by bus. A lovely seaside town, famous for kumpir (baked potatoes with fillings) and waffles. The waffles were not unique, however the kumpir is a definite must try! An interesting blend of flavours that strangely go together. There were some result rants facing the ocean, which would be lovely to sit in, if... More 

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Lovely night at ORTAKOY nice and wonderful self service tour here i had my dinner at sea food restaurant many shops and activities to see i loved coming here and will be back

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Formerly its own village ("koy" meaning village, "orta" referring to its location near the midpoint of the Bosphorus), this delightful neighborhood of greater Istanbul is one of my favorites to explore. The exquisitely restored mosque is incredibly scenic, as is the square that opens onto the water. In summer, it's always bustling with families and groups of friends delighting in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Spend a very warm and lovely night there With the amazing Mecidiye Mosque and traditional souvenirs bazaars And lovely Kumpir potatoes

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Malaga, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

After three years of renovation we finnally could see the beautiful mosque. Located under the shadow of the first Bosphorus bridge in Örtakoy neighbouthood, the walk and the visit worths. The inside is very elegant and I would say feminine, with bright white carpets and cristal lamps. Very different from others and a discovery. After all, the long wait was... More 

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