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Bodies of Water in Istanbul

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  • stmichel25
    Bengaluru, India70 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Do the dinner cruise. Look for the cheapest rate because I don’t think it makes a difference. We booked one at a fabulous low rate snd it was so good! Lovely boat and arrangement. Nice views of the bridge and mosque and you get to watch some traditional dancing including the whirling dervish dance which thankfully is short. I understand when they said you can’t keep watching that for too long. There’s even a belly dance at the end. Food is not great but if you pay extra for alcohol everything is fine then;)
    Written April 8, 2024
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  • DavidfromOz
    Adelaide, Australia44 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles


    Amazing views of Istanbul!

    You use the public transport card: the Istanbulkart which is available at tram stations and most ferry terminals.

    The Golden Horn ferry runs from the Karakoy ferry terminal right next to the Galata bridge. It’s a local ferry, not an expensive tourist ferry

    Best to ask when you get there as are different ferries leaving from both sides of the bridge. It a smallish ferry as it has to fit under several bridges.

    Cost is $1 US each way. Get on in Karakoy, ends at Eyup Sultan terminal where you have to get off. You can get straight back on (another dollar) and it leaves within 15 mins, or the ferries run every hour during the day.

    Very unhurried and not many passengers, makes half a dozen stops along the way. Trip is 40-45 mins each way

    The Pierre Loti historic site is also at Eyup Sultan. Cable car, cafe, historic graves, etc
    Written September 7, 2023
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  • Nomad733407
    5 contributions
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    Address is not correct. There are nothing on mentioned point. But if you go there - you should visit Şile embankment with navigation light, windmill and fort.
    Mentioned here waterfall can be found as Hacılı şelalesi on google maps
    Written February 25, 2023
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  • DipuKV
    Pune, India2,762 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Golden Horn, viewed from the ship as you take the Bosphorus cruise, is as beautiful as it gets. The combo of sea and man made beauty is mesmerizing.
    Written November 5, 2022
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  • Nikolaynev
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Everything was perfect. Clean and a professional team with good service. Prices are little bit high but it works to try .
    Written December 13, 2023
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