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This charming neighborhood of renovated old buildings is home to many restaurants, shops and artist galleries.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This neighborhood is vivid all day, all night, all week but of course a bit more busier on weekends. It's not a place that is visited by tourists only: local people come here very frequently too. The Bosphorus view from here is stunning. There are...More

Date of experience: May 2019
2  Thank TubaKoseogluOkcu
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You’ll have a great time when you’ll be in this district of Istanbul. Try kumpir-baked potatoes. The best I have ever eaten.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Elif A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I like walking around Ortakoy. Great little streets and gift shopsby the water, good small restaurants, a great view of the bridge, lots of locals especially on a warm evening. Out of the way if you are near Taksim but worth a cab ride or...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Flavourguy
Reviewed April 1, 2019 via mobile

From the kabatas station .Theres a beautiful Ortakoy masjid.It lies at the waterside of Ortakoy pier.,plenty of restaurants and souvenir shops arround.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Shehla2017
Reviewed March 31, 2019

Locale of the "Star Wars" Mosque, plus known for stuffed spuds vendors and a stretch of jewelry vendors in a small cute market - it's a tourist destination, but i wouldn't call it a trap - if you have time to kill, it's a good...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Daryaaaa
Reviewed March 30, 2019 via mobile

The first impression when you enter ortakoy this is a food place jacket potato is the most popular dish and lots of restaurants offer it

Date of experience: March 2019
4  Thank kwibey
Reviewed March 29, 2019 via mobile

One of the most beautiful outstanding Mosque Istanbul has to offer. It’s and must visit location just to take pictures from outside. It’s Placed right on the coast with many food Jacket potato food stores around.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank MrUssher
Reviewed March 19, 2019

A must visit place specially at night, great view and nice places to sit and have fun. Lots of photos to be taken too.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Tamer Maged G
Reviewed March 2, 2019 via mobile

Ortaköy provides one of the hidden gems. Mecidiye Mosque with a view on the Bosphorus Bridge. Ideally to make some beautiful pictures at sunset A taxi is the easiest and fastest way to get to Ortaköy.

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank mahlegrand
Reviewed February 25, 2019 via mobile

Great views of the mosque in front of the Bosphorus bridge can be had when on a river cruise. This mosque is baroque styled and is quite ornate.

Date of experience: January 2019
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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
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November 27, 2018|
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Response from Sharon M | Reviewed this property |
We took the bus from Sultanahmed to Ortakoy.
September 6, 2018|
Response from TalalA161 | Reviewed this property |
There are plenty of restaurants that serve seafood all over the city but around the area of Tarabia are bunch of the best seafood restaurants, also the area of levent & under the bridge of Glata as well.
September 1, 2018|
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Response from Sharon M | Reviewed this property |
We were there mid week in June/2018, and all the vendors and restaurants were open for business.