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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Besiktas

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Big Bus Istanbul Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #87 of 1,033 things to do in Istanbul
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Bellingen, Australia
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“Love this place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2013

I decided to spend my last 2 weeks in Istanbul staying in Besiktas. Its fantastic! Great hives of shops, cafes and restaurants behind the mosque and ferry area makes it feel like a very happening place. If you wander down for dinner you will be amazed how many people are out eating and socialising (after 8pm expect to queue for most places). The views of the Bospherous at night are amazing. Besikatas is only a few blocks north of Dolmabahce Palace/Kabatas (just keep walking up the main boulevard). Its a very safe area and there is a never ending stream of buses heading back towards Kabatas/Galata. Definitely worth the trip but go early evening/night to really see it come alive.

Visited July 2013
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Meknes, Morocco
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“Must go”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2013 via mobile

We wrnt there with my girlfriend there are s lot of thingd to do a lot of bars and the prices are very okey ! Must see ! We enjoyed being there

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Exeter, england
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Sea front”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2013

Lovely stroll along the Bosphorus on a sunday afternoon. This is the day off for most locals so the pier is full of families, couples and people all enjoying their day off. Great way to soak up the local atmosphere. There are some very nice cheap restaurants as well nearby and also some great shopping at much cheaper prices than the more touristy areas.

Visited January 2013
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“visit to see locals and Besiktas football fans”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2013

near to Dolmabahce; have breakfast at Pando Kaymakcı; visit Mado; also must visit Karadeniz famous donerci;

Visited January 2013
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Istanbul, Turkey
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“for a closer look at Istanbul”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2012

Beside the more touristic areas of Istanbul Taksim Beyoğlu or old Istanbul, I highly recommend you to visit Beşiktaş which gives you a closer look at Istanbul’s middle class night life. You can drink one or two beer at the restaurants by the sea or inside the ‘Çarşı’. Most of the people around you will be university students. Prices of cafes and bars are really affordable. Fish market at the middle of ‘Çarşı’ is one of the interesting points in Beşiktaş. The worst point about it is being so small. Beşiktaş tells you more about Istanbul than Taksim. It is also very easy to go, 10 minute walk from Kabataş or five minute bus ride from Taksim. There are direct small yellow busses named ‘Dolmuş’ from Taksim to Beşiktaş.

Visited December 2012
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