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Anadolu Kavagi

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Address: Anadolu KavagI, Istanbul, Turkey
Phone Number: +90 216 320 2056
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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Today Anadolu Kavagi is a sleepy fishing village located near the narrowest...

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 hills above the village give a beautiful view of the water and a welcome respite from city noise.

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Half-Day Istanbul Bosphorus and Black Sea Cruise with Lunch
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US$20.59*
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Long Bosphorus Tour From Istanbul
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US$432.29*
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Private: Romantic Evening Cruise on the Bosphorus on Your Own Yacht

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SMALL TOWN FAMOUS WITH SEA FOOD

There are boats from Eminönü to Anadolu Kavagi. This little fisherman town is on the Asian side of Istanbul at the end of the Bosphorus. You can take a boat, stay some hours to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 August 2016
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Istanbul, Turkey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

it is a small village with 5 to 10 restourants. if you want to spent some time it is surely fine but a lot is possible in downtown or oyher hit spots.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

There are boats from Eminönü to Anadolu Kavagi. This little fisherman town is on the Asian side of Istanbul at the end of the Bosphorus. You can take a boat, stay some hours to have fresh fish and come back to the city.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

What a fun day, getting a boat up the Bosphorus with friends and walking up to the ruins on the top of a hill before taking in lunch looking back down at the water and the European side of Istanbul. And good value too. The boat ride from Kabatas or Besiktas is only 20 tl or so. About USD$6.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Nice weather , nice building always makes you happy, its better if you visit Yourso before sun set..

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

We took the seven pm boat from Emirgan to Anadolu Kavagi. The Dolphins were jumping along the boat. This little stop is the end of the Bosphorus on the Asian side and it has the best fish restaurants. We also had tempura fried mussels that were divine. We left with the 9:15 pm boat enjoying the evening lights of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

AK doesn't apparently have much to offer. It's very much "the end of the line", although there is always the option for the energetic of climbing up to the castle. But there are several good eateries and it isn't difficult to occupy the time waiting for the return ferry to Istanbul Try if you can to get a table overlooking... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

Having been a regular visitor to Anadolu Kavagi for many years when I lived on the Asian side of Istanbul I decided it was time for a revisit to this quaint Village sitting at the end of the Bosphorus abutting the Black Sea. Nothing had changed and even some of the Kurdish waiters were the same at my favourite watering... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

We spent a few hours to this beautiful village. Inside the old castle was not to much to see but the view of the sea that was offered was breathtaking.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

This is the turn-around town for the Bosphorus Tour. You are dumped off here for 3 hours, until the ferry returns to its starting point (Eminonu). There is a small castle up on the hill, which the tour tells you is the only historic remnant in town. A steep hike up the hill finds a small castle that is closed... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

Escape from the hustle and bustle of vibrant Istanbul by spending a few hours at Anadolu Kavagi. This quaint little outpost on the Asian side can be reached by inexpensive public ferry (Sehir Hatları) which takes you up the Bosporus. Once at the village, take a short scenic trek up the hill to the Byzantine ruined Yoros Kalesi (Yoros Castle).... More 

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