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☀️Full Day BosphorusCruise & CastleVisit,Trekking,FreshSeafood

Hosted by the Consul of the Istanbul Photo Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sat 01 Jun 10:15 - 16:40

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A Day On The Bosphorus
For many Istanbulites, the Bosphorus is simply the most beautiful place in the world, and there’s no better way to see it, than by boat.

IMPORTANT NOTICE : NO RESERVATION OR PREPAYMENT IS NEEDED. PLEASE TRY TO BE ON TIME, BECAUSE FERRY DEPARTS AT EXACTLY 10:35AM. WE NEED TIME TO GET OUR TICKETS AND TAKE OUR SEATS ON FERRY BEFORE DEPARTURE SO WE WILL MEET IN FRONT OF EMINONU BOSPHORUS PIER AT 10:15AM.

We invite you to see the breathtaking palaces, Castles of the Bosphorus as well as 3 bridges of the Bosphorus (the Bosphorus bridge, Fatih Sultan Mehmet bridges, Yavuz Sultan Selim bridge) and many more milestones all across the Bosphorus. We will have a 3 hour stopover at the Anadolu Kavağı, the most beautiful fishing village of the Bosphorus located at the point where Marmara meets the Black Sea.

3 hour lunch break will include :
1) lunch
(many options for lunch like seafood restaurants,...)
2) YOROS CASTLE visit
3) short trekking session
(trekking through the village to enjoy the view from the top of the hill and take photographs. )

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This tour will be a great opportunity to see Istanbul from water. Some of the magnificant milestones of Istanbul which will be seen on this cruise are:
Topkapı Palace, Dolmabahçe Palace, Yıldız Palace,
Çırağan Palace Kempinski and Beylerbeyi Palaces.
You will find yourself at the center of a visual feast surrounded by the palaces, mantions whether historical or not, pavilions, seaside residences and coppices of the Bosphorus.

we will head for our starting point Eminonu by taking the route of the shore of the strait

NOTES:
WE WILL NOT PAY ANY FEE OR OTHER EXPENSES OTHER THAN 25TL ROUNDTRIP FERRY TICKET !

*We are going to pay only what we eat at Anadolukavagi /restaurant and at our visit YOROS Castle.

*Cruies take a break at Anadolu Kavağı Pier from 12:25pm until 15:00pm
*Eminonu to Anadolukavagi will take 1 hour and 40mins.

*In returning way, You may get off the ferry
at below stops:
Sariyer at 15:20
Kanlica at 15:40
Uskudar 16:10
Besiktas 16:25
Eminönü at 16:40pm

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Some facts about places;

YOROS CASTLE;
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Yoros Castle (Turkish: Yoros kalesi) is a Byzantine ruined castle at the confluence of the Bosphorus and the Black Sea, to the north of Joshua's Hill, in Istanbul, Turkey. It is also commonly referred to as the Genoese Castle, due to Genoa’s possession of it in the mid-15th century.

Yoros Castle sits on a hill surrounded by steep bluffs overlooking the Bosphorus. It is just north of a small fishing village called Anadolu Kavağı, on Macar Bay, and the entire area is referred to as Anadolu Kavağı. This section is one of the narrowest stretches of the Bosphorus, and on the opposite shore sits an area called Rumeli Kavağı, which formerly held a fortification similar to Yoros Castle. (Anadolu and Rumeli were Ottoman terms for the Anatolian and European parts of the empire).

As the main passage between the Black Sea and the Mediterranean, the Bosporus strait had a great commercial and strategic importance during the past. For this reason, numerous castles and fortresses were built on its shores. The Castle of Yoros is one of the most conspicuous of them. It was constructed on a hill at Anadolu Kavağı, on the Asian side of Bosphorus, on the Black Sea entrance.

The villagers of Anadolu Kavağı historically depended mostly on fishing for income, but it appears some may have acted as 'wreckers'. Turkish rumors report that they would light fires in order to disorient ships and ground them in the narrow straits, seizing their goods. Conversely, many claim that Anadolu Kavağı was also used as a shelter for trade ships against storms, where it is recorded even up to three hundred ships were serviced at a time.