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NEW LINE !
NON-STOP BOSPHORUS TOUR
with BRAND NEW CONVENTIONAL FERRIES BEGINS !
8 November 2009 Sunday, the Non-Stop Bosphorus Tour begins !
This new line will be applicated only on Sundays.
Compare to existing NOSTALGIC BOSPHORUS TOUR , it takes less time and don’t stop on the route.
Departure at Eminonu ( Bosphorus pier ) at 14:00 ( 2 PM )
Arrival at Eminonu at 16:00 ( 4 PM )
Price : 10 TL ( approx. 6,50 $ )
SAVE Istanbul’s best lira-to-leisure ratio can be found aboard the ferry boats that depart multiple times daily from the pier at Kabatas (90-212-444-4436; www.ido.com.tr/en/index.cfm). For a mere 2.8 lira, you can cruise down the Bosporus Strait past Istanbul’s most famous monuments — including the Galata Tower, the Hagia Sophia cathedral and the Blue Mosque — into the shimmering Sea of Marmara and out to a small nearby archipelago known as the Princes’ Islands. Ninety minutes and a few stops later, the ferries pull into Buyukada, the last and largest of the islands. Full of middle-class day-trippers enjoying cheap seafood meals at waterfront shacks, the bustling carless streets suggest a Turkish answer to Martha’s Vineyard. Wait for one of the night boats to return to Istanbul. The panorama of illuminated mosque domes and glittering hills will burn in your memory long after your stay. Cost 2.8 lira.
Anadolu Kavağı (Anatolian Poplar) is the last port of Turkish maritime city lines on the Anatolian side. You may feel at home with the familiar groups surrounding you, since foreigners are far more than the local people. Everyday ferries sailing off from Eminönü port bring groups here and than takes them back in the afternoon.
The restaurants around the small square generate most of the income of the village. Most of these restaurants are named after sea, such as Yosun (Seaweed), Altın Balık (Golden Fish), Sahil (Seaside) and Mercan (Coral). We suggest you to try one of them and enjoy the fresh fish and the splendid panorama. There are also several cafes for those who want to have a cup of tea or coffee
Yoros Castle is one of the places that should be seen. In fact you have to walk a little more to reach this castle, however you sure will be fascinated by the view once there. Anadolu Kavağı is also famous with its grape yards.
The first village on the Asiatic shore and the last stop on this side of the Bosphorus ferry. Like those at Rumeli Kavagi, The castle now stands, there was in ancient times a temple of Zeus Ourios, Zeus of the fair wind, and also a Hieron with shrines dedicated to the 12 gods. The yemple and shirines were said to have bee founded by Phrixus en route to Colchis on the flying ram with the golden fleece the beginning of the whole Argonautic sage.
Yoros Kalesi is well worth the climb up the hill , If only for the breath taking view that it gives to the Black Sea. Anadolu Kavagi is still small a cluster of houses, a few restaurants by the Bosphorus, tea houses shaded by great plane trees, fisherman mending nets, just a pretty fishing village white a calm, attitude to life.
South of Anadolu Kavagi rises Yusa Tepesi, named after a holy man of old called Yusa Dede whose mosque is on the summit.
This pleasant little fishing village is the last stop on the excellent ferry ride along the Bosphorus, which you can take from Eminonu. This tour is an absolute must if you visit Istanbul. The houses and architecture along the Bosphorus are stunning. The idea is that you end up in Anadolu Kavagi with enough time to visit the ruined castle on the hill to take in the view of the mouth of the Bosphorus and enjoy a great meal in one of the many fish restaurants there. My favourite was the one immediately to the left of the Ferry Iskele.
At the north end of the Bosphorus, last stop on the ferry ride.
About the boat tour to Anadolu Kavagi:
Take the boat from Eminonu: 10.30, 11.55, 13.30 on normal working days. This costs about 5$. You will make a long ride up and down Bosphorus, through all points of interest. This boat will stop at the following places:
Beşiktaş Kanlıca Yeniköy Sarıyer Rumeli Kavağı Anadolu Kavağı
In the weekend it will leave at 11.20 and will make the following stops:
Beşiktaş Ortaköy Kanlıca Sarıyer Rumeli Kavağı Anadolu Kavağı
Along the way, you will first notice the legendary girl\\\’s tower. There are countless stories about why this tower was built in the middle of the sea. It is used as a luxury restaurant today. A dinner here can set you back by 60$ per person. Customers are mainly business class of Istanbul.
You will see the houses of rich and famous Turks along the way, houses where a month’s rent is around 5000$. Dolmabahce sarayi is on the seaside, a place which was used after Topkapi. Just near that is another palace: Ciragan Sarayi, a luxury hotel today.
Kanlica, on the Anatolian side, is famous for its yogurt, preferably eaten with some sugar on it. If you are lucky this delicacy will be sold on the boat shortly after it leaves this stop.
You will be going under the bridges of Bosphorus; the fact that you are now between Europe and Asia will be at the back of your mind.
When you step out of the boat, you will be surprised with Anadolu kavagi, which feels like a fishing village more than a district of Istanbul. The boat will stop here for lunch. If you have brought you sandwiches, like I did, you will have a meal watching the black sea.
All through the voyage, views are great. Tea, coffee and other beverages are sold on the ship. I suggest you bring your simit with you (A round bread covered with sesame). I always bring more \\\’Simit\\\’ than I need, the rest to throw to the seagulls, which make acrobatic moves to catch it.