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“Don't miss it!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bosphorus Strait

Bosphorus Strait
Istanbul Bosphorus, Istanbul, Turkey (Sirkeci)
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Ranked #13 of 641 attractions in Istanbul
Type: Bodies of Water
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Addison, Texas
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“Don't miss it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

This cruise on the ferry is mingled with locals and tourists and shouldn't be missed. It is about 6 hours in length, but almost 3 of that is spent at the last stop before the Black Sea in Anadolu Kavagi. This charming village was perhaps my favorite memory of the trip. The hike up to the ruins was strenous but so very worth the view. Back on the ferry, they bring coffee and tea around continuously which is so nice, and there was plenty of seating inside or out. I wouldn't try going on the weekend if it can be avoided as that is supposed to be really crowded.

Visited November 2012
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“Amazing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

It s really a very good journey aboard the bosphorous... It shouldnt be missed if you are going to visit turkey ;)

Visited June 2012
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Mexico City, Mexico
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“Superb”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

It is what I mos liked about Istanbul. First of all, this is one of the most important characteristics of the zone, it unites two seas, from there it comes the strategic importance. And second, it is simply beautiful. There are mansions and palaces spoted all along.

Visited November 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Wonderful history along a beautiful waterway.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

Have stayed on the Bosphorus many times at a friends place in Emirgan with an amazing view of the waterway. The Ottoman palaces lining the shore on the Asian side, the Turkish warships sailing through the stait, little old men swimming in the waterway makes for a memorable experience.

Visited September 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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“A must see.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

another amazing place . We did a 2 hour Bosphorus cruise. We saw incredible homes, private boats etc. The commentary was a must to be able to see everything. Even though it was a dull day we loved this cruise.

Visited November 2012
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