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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...more
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Anadolu KavagI, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 216 320 20 56
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All reviews yoros castle bosphorus cruise ruined castle asian side sehir hatlari boat returns cheap ferry walk up boat trip beautiful bosphorus couple of hours fish sandwich eminonu bridge ruins kalesi souvenirs
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Taking the ferry to Anadolu Kavagi from the Galata Bridge Port is the best and cheaper option to go that Asian side of Istanbul. You'll have the chance to visit the Yoros Casttle ruins and eat overlooking the Bosphorus Strait. Or if you prefer eat...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank NellyZoe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last stop on the ferry from Eminonu in Istanbul. Takes a bit more than an hour to get there it can get cold in november. The ferry ride is nice, the village itself is super quiet and sleepy you have a couple of hours to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank fahym
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The boat trip from Eminonu was great beautiful views and we went into Anadolu Kavagi with great expectations. The town is quaint with friendly people all around and we were invited into many restaurants in the typical Turkish manner. Our trip up the hill to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank RudiBosbouer
Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

After a boat trip of 1,5 hours I had the possibility of exploring Anadolu Kavağı, which offers some idyllic corners not only for photographers. Leaving the area of the iskele you can either walk up to the ruins and enjoy the panorama (incl. the new,...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed September 21, 2018

It's a picturesque little fishing port, but not as lively as expected. The drive was an hour-long from centre of Istanbul, it is easy and nice, only congestion is at peak hours when coming back. You pass nice little villages so get your cameras ready....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Elise S
Reviewed September 19, 2018

Beautiful boat cruise to the Black Sea Great seafood Wonderful photo opportunities Cheap boat ride from Eminunu All in all, worth the day trip Ancient ruins of a Roman castle at the top of a steep hill - tiring trek

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank NasCee
Reviewed August 26, 2018

This year we took the bus 15A from Beykoz and we travelled through the hills and the military zone to arrive into the village. A short walking tour and the deep fried mussels on a stick tempts you. The fish is fresh and delicious. Some...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 4historyandculture
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

A day trip to Anadolu Kavağı is an awesome experience when visiting Istanbul. The ferry ride along the Bosphorus is very relaxing and great value for money. There are plenty of excellent restaurants at the ferry pier and some shops to buy memorabilia. The adventurous...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank nomadicsunbird
Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

People who enjoy beautiful scenes must do this little adventure then eat or take coffee in the restaurant under the castle while still enjoying a very nice view from the terasse

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Ghazwa M
Reviewed July 5, 2018

This is a huge tourist trap, and you get a lot of hassle from the restaurant owners, but it has some redeeming features, its quaint, lively and has a lovely outlook, and if you look well enough some good places to eat. Its the last...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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February 16, 2019|
Response from RudiBosbouer | Reviewed this property |
We have been there for a short while and many restaurants are on ground level. We cannot remember special changing facility areas. A pushchair may be beneficial especially if you want to do the steep climb up to the Yoros... More
August 18, 2018|
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Response from Ghazwa M | Reviewed this property |
Kabatas, you ask for full bosphore tour which leaves everyday I think around 11:15 stop at anadalu kavagi 3 hours . It is a five hour nearly tour with the stop.
Sawsan Y
March 25, 2018|
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Response from LoveIStanbul365 | Reviewed this property |
Just forgot to mention, there is a Tourist Information Center at Eminonu Pier. They could help out regarding the ferry or any other questions. I wish you a great time.