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Eminonu Pier

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Address: near the Sirkeci Railway Station, Istanbul, Turkey
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Eminonu Pier is the main pier which has ferries going to the Asian side and also where you can take long or short cruise. it's accessible by tram or by foot from the main... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The Best Local Fish Sandwiches 'Balik Ekmek' are usually found both sides of the Bridge. Eminonu Counts on these boats cooking the fish literally on the deck. You can also find Locals with Street Food trolleys cooking the fish as it goes Fresh and quality Balik ekmeks. In the Eminent side it is also easy to find for Bosphorus Boat... More 

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Fontana, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Very worth visiting for the experience. Great for people watching as there are people from all over the world gathered here. Grab a fish sandwich and sit/stand and observe.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

The place is so much crowded and very hıstorıcal. Actually i like the vıew and thede are lots of people who are forıegners and and ıts own people. The Boats were also nıce

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Geraldton, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Eminonu Pier has exactly what you'd expect of a pier. Ferries. You can get them to a number of destinations (visitors should know how the Istanbulkart system works beforehand) including over to the Asian side of the Bosphorus Strait. There are hawkers of street food, beggars and those selling meagre offerings in the hope of earning a Turkish Lire or... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Eminonu Pier is the main pier which has ferries going to the Asian side and also where you can take long or short cruise. it's accessible by tram or by foot from the main attractions in Istanbul. From here, you can walk to Beyoglu via the Bosphorus Bridge and see people fishing on the bridge or you can take a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Nice and lovely attractive place i like this pier more than the other it is fun to walk around and see the attractions in Eminonu Pier

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 via mobile

Eminönü Iskelesi is a very good part of its neighbourhood in Fatih area.İt is very much crowded during day time with tons of tourists passing by fm different countries.Here you can board on various kinds of different boats departing for Bosphorus,Üsküdar,Kadıköy and Princess Islands.This is like a kind of transfer station to the other sides of the city.Always good to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Eminönü Pier is a crowded place, boats to Asian side and other ports sail away from here, also this is the place for taking the Bosphorus Tour. The view at night is wonderful. Be sure to try Balık ekmek - a traditional turkish sandwich, filled with salad, onions and grilled fish - delicious, but be careful with the fish bones!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

A must see place in Istanbul.. It reminds of a small folklore fish village. Always full of people eating fish sandwich (Balic ekmek) from the small fish boats that crowds the pier. Nice experience that makes you feel like Turkish.. Also, the port is the starting point for boats to Bosporus and the Asian side, Galata bridge and spice bazaar.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Your trip is not complete if you've not been in Eminonu. It's wonderful. It's quite a sight! There're floating boats selling fish sandwiches. On the other end of the Galata Bridge, there is a small fish market and small fish restaurants. You have to go there! Take the Bosphorus tour.. it is a 2-hour ride. The view is spectacular.

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