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“Not that complex, but great ambience and worth the dive” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bosphorus Strait

Bosphorus Strait
Istanbul Bosphorus, Istanbul, Turkey (Sirkeci)
532 421 6164
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Ranked #10 of 641 attractions in Istanbul
Type: Bodies of Water
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“Not that complex, but great ambience and worth the dive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Not much to see inside past the initial view of pillars, water and fish. No art and besides two medusa heads little ornamentation. That said, great ambience, lighting and mesmerizing view lost myself for 45 minutes there while doing very little. Should be perhaps a little cheaper given how much it offers (depending on what upkeep costs really are.)

Visited January 2014
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“The Bosphorus connects Europe with Asia.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

The Bosphorus is a large waterway with shipping, pleasure craft and ferries. Two bridges span the Bosphorus in Istanbul. Literally, millions of people cross the Bosphorus, daily.

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“Fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We were very fortunate to arrive off the ferry at sunset. The minaret silhouettes look amazing against the fiery sky.

Visited November 2013
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“Wotta sight...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

This was one of the best sights in Istanbul.....the blue waters rippling in the winter sun.....quite a feeling.....made for an interesting day on the boat.......lovely sights on either side...must go back a third time....have not had enough...

Visited December 2013
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“OK ride”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

we took short Bosphorus tour (2 hours) and to be honest we were a bit bored. I would prefer to take boat one way to see great views, bridges, building, city from the water. But once you there I would prefer to take a bus tour back to see one of the sides of the Bosphorus. Return trip was no fun.

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