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Address: Bosphorus suburbs, Istanbul, Turkey
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Istanbul Bosphorus and Two Continents Tour
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Full Day Bosphorus Tour with a Private Yacht From Istanbul
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Dolmabahce Palace and Ortakoy District with Bosphorus Cruise

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Very nice and lively place in Istanbul. It made me feel at home and had a very good vibe. One can just go here and enjoy without having an agenda!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Lahore, Pakistan
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Lahore, Pakistan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very nice and lively place in Istanbul. It made me feel at home and had a very good vibe. One can just go here and enjoy without having an agenda!

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ortakoy is beautiful, you get the great view of the sea,esp at the sunset, There are a lot of street foods and restaurants around. There is also a beautiful mosque with an amazing view.

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Alex
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cold yet cozy with all the great potatoes baked with endless toppings then we end with Zalabya dessert

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ortakoy Masjed has a different and wonderful view Very beautiful place with amazing phosphorus view. A lot of nice cafes where you can have nice caffe and delicious food.

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were 5, visited this beautiful area on the Bosphorous and it was an amazing experience. There are many shops selling potatoes with different add-ons, taste so good. There are many restaurants on the Bosphorus also with nice variety of food.

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Thank Khalid A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ortakoy well known "ortaköy mosque, Ayios Fokas church and Etz Ahayim Synogogue located very close to each other as well as restorated" Esma Sultan Place". Very narrow traffic free streets devided the area for street shoping places, pubs, caffes, restaurants and open "kumpir" service food shops you can sellect many choises of materials filled into stoved poteto. When you tired... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The ferry fees are 15, takes one hour🏭, the location is better than being on ferry. Cold, good to take pictures of euro side at night with the red bridge

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Every guest I have to istanbul is always taken here to enjoy a potato! Great markets and nice to sit and watch the ferries come in and out.

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Athens, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ortakoy is a special kind of elegance. From the jewel mosque to the trendy people...Ortakoy has charm and inclusion. Well worth the trip up from Istanbul.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

A must go see and eat location. you can have a hot Kumpir in the cold weather, while sitting facing the Bosphorus

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Besiktas
In Besiktas, skyscrapers compete with palaces for space in an upscale vista replete with hilly green parkland filling in the margins. Step into this rather wealthy neighborhood and discover a rich mix of opportunities to shop, dine, and be entertained. For folks in search of urban buzz, not to mention a constant reminder of just how important Istanbul’s waterways are to its rich history, there's the frenetic Besiktas ferry terminal or the city’s most vibrant fish market to explore. For a timeout of metropolitan proportions, head to the bucolic Yildiz Park or the chic Bosphorus-side fishing village of Ortakoy. Attractions such as the grandiose Dolmabahce Palace and a bevy of other stately residences await admiration. To be sure, this large and not overly touristy swath of Istanbul yields plenty of pleasure for all.
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