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Address: Anadolu KavagI, Istanbul, Turkey
Phone Number:
+90 216 320 2056
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No

Today Anadolu Kavagi is a sleepy fishing village located near the narrowest...

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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Nice location but not much to do

Most people will visit on the daily tourist ferry, which gives you 2.5-3 hours here. After eating and then walking up to Yoros castle (worth it for the views to the Black Sea... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Most people will visit on the daily tourist ferry, which gives you 2.5-3 hours here. After eating and then walking up to Yoros castle (worth it for the views to the Black Sea), you've still got time to kill. There are about 3 streets in the village...a few trinket shops...I thought there was a waterfront town park but it seems... More 

Thank mrdom
Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 520 helpful votes
Reviewed March 14, 2017

Utterly charming little village on the Asian side of the Bosphorus. it was the end point of my day cruise from downtown Istanbul and arriving at lunchtime was perfect as the town specialises in seafood. There are loads of restaurants to choose from and it makes a very relaxing place to spend the hour or two before the cruise boat... More 

Thank Bozeman-Dublin
Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed February 18, 2017 via mobile

Nice 2hr getaway - actually quite close to the big city center... You need to take the Bophoru ferry from Sariyer or the local Bosphorus ferry from Karakoy on a daily Bosphorus tour. Once you get off the ferry, you're surrounded with local fish restaurants, daily fresh mussels and fish. A lovely village with a little bay like a lake-... More 

Thank Alkim A
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Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

it is a small village with 5 to 10 restourants. if you want to spent some time it is surely fine but a lot is possible in downtown or oyher hit spots.

Thank Orkun T
Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed August 26, 2016

There are boats from Eminönü to Anadolu Kavagi. This little fisherman town is on the Asian side of Istanbul at the end of the Bosphorus. You can take a boat, stay some hours to have fresh fish and come back to the city.

Thank eumsrenan
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

What a fun day, getting a boat up the Bosphorus with friends and walking up to the ruins on the top of a hill before taking in lunch looking back down at the water and the European side of Istanbul. And good value too. The boat ride from Kabatas or Besiktas is only 20 tl or so. About USD$6.

Thank BonnerGate
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Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Nice weather , nice building always makes you happy, its better if you visit Yourso before sun set..

Thank Ghambar J
Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed July 12, 2016

We took the seven pm boat from Emirgan to Anadolu Kavagi. The Dolphins were jumping along the boat. This little stop is the end of the Bosphorus on the Asian side and it has the best fish restaurants. We also had tempura fried mussels that were divine. We left with the 9:15 pm boat enjoying the evening lights of the... More 

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Emsworth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 25, 2016

AK doesn't apparently have much to offer. It's very much "the end of the line", although there is always the option for the energetic of climbing up to the castle. But there are several good eateries and it isn't difficult to occupy the time waiting for the return ferry to Istanbul Try if you can to get a table overlooking... More 

Thank John H
Istanbul Province, Turkey
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Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

Having been a regular visitor to Anadolu Kavagi for many years when I lived on the Asian side of Istanbul I decided it was time for a revisit to this quaint Village sitting at the end of the Bosphorus abutting the Black Sea. Nothing had changed and even some of the Kurdish waiters were the same at my favourite watering... More 

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