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This charming neighborhood of renovated old buildings is home to many restaurants, shops and artist galleries.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It was worth the walk from Besiktas to eat a baked potatoe. Not that there is alot to see in Ortakoy but it's relaxing to watch the boats go by and sail under the bridge.

Thank Gary T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ortakoy is located in Istanbul's district Besiktas and is one of the main attractions for nightlife in the city. There are numerous bars, clubs, pubs and discotheques.

Thank CarlaColumna123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ortaköy is a touristic hotspot in Istanbul. This means that mostly there are a lot of people around, luckily enough also local ones. These people are the real attractions of Ortaköy when you are sitting in a cafe near the pier and watching the passers-by:...More

Thank Departure811861
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very nice place for evening tea or street food. They make a good gözleme, which is a flat bread stuffed with various filling like spinach or ground meat. They also have kumpir, which is a baked potato with many different types of...More

Thank halvahcookie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our excellent hotel, The Stay Bosphorus, was right in front of the square. We felt completely safe and comfortable walking by the water day and night. The views of the Bosphorus, bridge, mosque etc were stunning. Great people watching...more locals than tourists. Everyone was polite...More

Thank Cathy L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Many things together; mosque is small but gorgeous. Shopping and drinking in beautiful view with lovely cats and dogs!

Thank M g
Reviewed 3 October 2018

This market comes alive in the night time and must be visited on the weekends in the night. Beautiful cami mosque and the breathtaking bosporus view awaits here. The hustle bustle of this cute little market is mesmerizing!!

Thank curiokat
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

Ortakoy is a fascinating area!! You will enjoy the view either day or night!! It's also one of the most popular places to eat Kumpir / Waffles.. There are many small shops where you can buy presents

Thank Nada A
Reviewed 10 September 2018

Even though it is a small area but it is full of life. At the entrance of it, you will find large numbers of shops that sell picked potatoes with so many things to add to it. Also, there is a nice Masjid and many...More

1  Thank Maj S
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Great place for nice view and nice mosque and to eat kumpir. there are several dozen places to eat and drink. T. most of the bars in the area have a great view of the Bosphorus.

Thank MhmdTawfik
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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 neighbourhood 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
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6 September 2018|
Response from Talal A | Reviewed this property |
There are plenty of restaurants that serve seafood all over the city but around the area of Tarabia are bunch of the best seafood restaurants, also the area of levent & under the bridge of Glata as well.
1 September 2018|
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Response from Sharon M | Reviewed this property |
We were there mid week in June/2018, and all the vendors and restaurants were open for business.
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15 November 2017|
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Response from يوسف أ | Reviewed this property |
You can navigate in Istanbul and Mobility throughout Turkey with Google map app..its amazing app and very easy...have locations ,navigation , work time ( opening , closing shops and sites )...and have a lot of pictures for... More