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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 trinket shops serve alcohol walk up ferry trip both sides couple of hours fish sandwich eminonu bridge ruins kalesi tomb
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Elise S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank NasCee
Reviewed 26 August 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

Thank 4historyandculture
Reviewed 26 August 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

Thank Nomadic S
Reviewed 26 July 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

Thank Ghazwa M
Reviewed 5 July 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

1  Thank JLM3080
Reviewed 25 June 2018

This area is the final stop in the Bosphorous cruise, so you can stay here for a seafood lunch with acceptable deals. you can negotiate to take great offers for souvenirs.

Thank Rabih S
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

This was the only stop before returning back on the Bosphorus Cruise. Cute little town. Very quiet and it’s a good little stop to have a Turkish coffee, tea, smoke hookah or have some ice cream before boat ride back. Very quiet here

Thank George818
Reviewed 16 June 2018

The walk up to yoros castle is definitely worth it, and you should have ample time to complete the walk as well as sit down for a lunch if you come on the SH Bosporus cruise. Stay away from Mercan Aile, and perhaps be careful...More

1  Thank Red3886
Reviewed 13 June 2018

What a peaceful place. It's clean, quiet and easy to relax. Got there by metro from Taksim, walked to Sariyer and then the ferry to Anadolu. Great day out.

Thank Brenton K
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18 August 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.
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25 March 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.
11 August 2016|
Response from kelvinwilliama2014 | Reviewed this property |
The ferryboat journey should take 45-60 minutes and is well worth it for the views of the coastline. Take the slowest ferry with the most stops enroute. Once u arrive u can walk around the fishing village with ease. If u... More