Though a bit far from city centre, not difficult to find by taking bus from Kabatus, must use stored value card as the bus does not accept cash or plastic coin as you bought for the Metro, many helpful bus drivers will help you how to get there and ask other passenger to pay for you, so you will feel the hospitality of Turkish.
The fortress is magnificent even if you watch on the boat or walking inside, you can walk to the highest part to see the beautiful scenery of the Bosporus Harbour, if you dare, as the steps only has one side with castle wall while another side is a steep slope if you fall, you will die. I saw some youngsters walk up and hanging half-way and need to walk back. Some dare to go up and sit on the margin of the castle wall which is 10-15 floor high...
After coming out from the fortress, there is a beautiful seafront walkaway, it is romantic and comfortable with sea breeze, sea gull, hawkers.. can have a slow walk back, there are many sea view restaurants/cafe along the road, you can slowly enjoy your life.
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