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“Scenic” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Anadolu Kavagi

Anadolu Kavagi
Anadolu KavagI, Istanbul, Turkey
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Ranked #81 of 642 attractions in Istanbul
Type: Historic Sites
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Today Anadolu Kavagi is a sleepy fishing village located near the narrowest part of the Bosphorus. But the ruined castles, fortifications and ancient temples that surround it show how strategically important the area has been for millennia. The hills above the village give a beautiful view of the water and a welcome respite from city noise.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

Pretty village with numerous restaurants and pretty water side houses.

The climb to the Castle is essential.

Watching the boats lining up to enter the Bosphorous is absolutely fascinating.

Visited April 2013
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“The entrance to the Black Sea and beyond”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

We took the Bosporus Cruise from Eminonu on March 10, 2013. The ferry drops you off in the village for three hours which is the perfect amount of time to eat lunch at one of the seafood restaurants, hike up to the Roman fortress, hike back down, eat some ice cream, and peruse the trinket shops down by the dock.

The hike to the fortress seems like it is almost vertical - definitely a workout. However, once to the top, the views of the entrance to the Black Sea are incomparable. If you peer closely, you can see the smashing rocks (the Symplegades) that Jason and his Argonauts defeated (I'm Jason, but the only Argonaut I had with me that day was my wife . . .). And if you peer a little longer, you may catch a glimpse of the Steps of Odessa on the other side of the Sea with a baby carriage rolling down.

Visited March 2013
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“Hill spot for pictures”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Walk uphill to take a picture of Black sea. The castle is closed and food is expensive.
Take your time till the next Ferry.

Visited October 2012
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

The small fishing village of Anadolu Kavagl is the last stop on the way for the river cruise. The atmosphere is is one of a laid back, with the only Army presence. A short (20 minutes) stroll to the top of the hill to the castle is well worth it, as you can see to the Black Sea. When you get off the boat all the shop owners are ther to greet you to come to their restuarant for lunch, take your time and look arround there are pleanty of options. Well worth the trip up the Bosphorus to this fishing village.

Visited November 2012
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“Bosphorus tour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

This is the last stop if you choose to do the nostalgic bosphorus tour, the one that lasts six-seven hours. Anadolu Kavagl is a small village with lots of cats and dogs everywhere. The castle up to the hill offers a breathtaking view from the Bosphorus and the Black Sea, it takes 20 minutes to reach it from the port.
I suggest you not to eat at the restaurant down the castle but in one of the many located near the port. Following our Rough Guide we chose Balicki Coskun (yellow sign), and we spent 15 liras each for several fish dishes, bread and drink. NICE!

Visited December 2012
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