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Dolmabahce Palace and Ortakoy District with Bosphorus Cruise
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This charming neighborhood of renovated old buildings is home to many restaurants, shops and artist galleries.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“baked potato” (85 reviews)
“house cafe” (13 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Istanbul, Turkey
Besiktas
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"baked potato"
in 85 reviews
"bosphorus bridge"
in 68 reviews
"house cafe"
in 13 reviews
"restaurants and cafes"
in 16 reviews
"stalls selling"
in 7 reviews
"food stalls"
in 8 reviews
"sea view"
in 11 reviews
"narrow streets"
in 13 reviews
"beautiful area"
in 10 reviews
"boat tour"
in 12 reviews
"nice place to visit"
in 9 reviews
"european side"
in 15 reviews
"turkish tea"
in 7 reviews
"dolmabahce palace"
in 8 reviews
"beautiful mosque"
in 12 reviews
"turkey"
in 13 reviews
"kumpir"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

perfect view and delicious food!! u should definitely try "kumpir". it one of the 'must' things. there is lots of handicrafts. if u are looking for a souveniour this place is perfect. there is a small mosque here. its not big and georgous like other...More

Thank Erica T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a mosque near to the shores of the Bosphorus with lovely views. Sure that the area around the mosque became one of the favorite local tourists and foreign tourists to visit. at old time, the mosque is become one of the official Ottoman...More

Thank tppas2000
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful. Totally loved this area. Have been to Istanbul a few times but never to this part. Buzzing on a sunny Sunday afternoon. Locals mainly and some tourists. Lot's of restaurants, coffee shops and nice views of the Bosphorus. There was a market on when...More

2  Thank Tasneem A
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Reviewed 16 May 2018

I love to go there mainly at night to sea both famous istanbul bridges with all the lights and eat kumpir and waffles along the seaside. it is funny how they all sell the same items and everyone starts shouting borno borno so you buy...More

1  Thank Mirna B
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

The Ortakoy Mosque on the waters edge absolutely beautiful. Awesome views and wonderful places to eat.

1  Thank shoaibkathrada
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

A local friend brought us to a fancy restaurant in Ortakoy during our visit (I unfortunately forgot the name of the restaurant) that has a spectacular view of the mosque by the water and the second bridge connecting European and the Asian side. It was...More

1  Thank Firdaus K
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Reviewed 3 May 2018

i usually visit istanbul, but the most place i visit in it is ortakoy due to its beautiful streets, cafes, views, and especially the bridge. classy place

Thank Ali S
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Reviewed 3 May 2018

A Beautiful view combined with baked potato special mixture, Very hard to reach by public transport ........

Thank FadKtm
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Reviewed 28 April 2018

Traditional Istanbul neighbourhood, one of the few places where you can actually sit next to the sea ,there is a easy coffee place where you can sit and watch huge ships running on Bosporous currents like speed boats The Mosque in this area is one...More

2  Thank nikolakopoulos
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Reviewed 26 April 2018

Just a short walk from Dolmabahce Museum, Ortakoy is a pedestrian friendly district where you can hang out, and visit the small stands with hand-crafted art. Or, have a nice meal next to Bosphorus.

Thank Kemal O
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Besiktas
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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Suzanne Z
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
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Momina S
9 July 2017|
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Response from GulsenDemiroz | Reviewed this property |
Since ORtakoy is connected to Besiktas, it would be a good idea to ask the Besiktas Municipality, their contact can be found here: besiktas.bel.tr/Sayfa/13182/iletisim
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shuaib a
13 August 2016|
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Response from yas s | Reviewed this property |
you can go to kabatas station via taksim funicular.(F1) or you can use tramway (T1) in front of sultanahmet to go to kabatas. in kabatas station there is a bus station that go to ortakoy every 5 min.
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