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Address: Bosphorus suburbs, Istanbul, Turkey
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

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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Dolmabahce Palace and Ortakoy District with Bosphorus Cruise

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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is one of the best places i visited in Istanbul. The restaurants are always busy. it is famous of the potato shop that sell baked potato with salad which are delicious. And then you can sit on one of the cafe that overlooked the Bosporus and drinking real Turkish tea or coffee. i visited this area 2 times... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice place to spened part of the day and enjoy the amazing sea view and the other part of Istanbul also you will see the oldest bridge between both sides of Istanbul and you can enjoy tasting the biggest backed botato.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This area is bustling with tourists and locals. No wonder, it is a pretty area, plenty of restaurants and shops and is great for watching the boats sail up the Bosphorus. The baked potatoes (a speciality of the area) are the largest I have ever seen and there is an amazing choice for toppings for the waffles. Definitely worth a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Local and lovely views are breathtaking in the morning,,lots of cafes and restaurants and best clubs in istanbul are there if u want to go at night yet not that far from the touristic areas to visit in the morning

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Usually when people seek for dining experience with an interesting view in Istanbul they end up on Galata bridge. Yet I would suggest going to Ortakoy. The place features a very beautiful mosque of 19th century, a view on the Bosphorus bridge and Asia and ther is really better food in many of the restaurants. There are also clubs and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Istanbul State should provide more public transportations to Ortakoy. Trams or metros Only Taxis and few bus lines pass by . this place is heaven of Waffles and Kumpirs located on Bosphore under the bridge of 15 July Martyrs. excellent for couples and Photo shooters.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very nice area to stroll around, grab something to eat and watch the sunset if you are there at the appropriate time. It is better to visit with a sunshine.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I enjoyed the colors and weather and amazing view of Ortakoy with its street shops, restaurants, Kumpir!!! (merchants will fight over you), the bosphorous cruise and most importantly the Turkish touch. I enjoyed Ortakoy the most above everything else

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A highly recommended place to visit if you decide to visit Istanbul and find its soul. A small but lovely square, Ortaköy mosque and tiny streets with romantic view of Bosphorus strip. Perfect place to spent at least a half day to visit it.

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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 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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