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“Nice Despite Tourism”
Review of Anadolu Kavagi

Anadolu Kavagi
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Half-Day Istanbul Bosphorus and Black Sea Cruise with Lunch
Ranked #90 of 1,044 things to do in Istanbul
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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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“Nice Despite Tourism”
Reviewed 29 March 2014

While most traces of a sleepy fishing village are gone, Anadolu Kavagi was still a nice town to visit as part of a Bosphorus cruise. The three hour gap between sailings was enough time for us to hike up to the ruined castle and eat lunch at one of the seafood restaurants along the Bosphorus. The hike was good exercise - a steep climb so maybe a bit long for older people or small children. The castle is closed to visitors, but you can see the exterior and the great views of the Bosphorus and the Black Sea in the distance. The restaurants down by the water all seemed to be about the same, so pick whatever looks best to you and try to sit right on the water if possible. It was nice to have a small-town experience and see a different side to the huge city of Istanbul.

Visited March 2014
4 Thank 274beckyk
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“Getting there is half the fun”
Reviewed 7 March 2014

We enjoyed our day trip up the Bosphorus on the IDO ferry (leaving from Eminönü). Once in Anadolu we walked around the town and hiked up the hill to the ruins of the Yoros castle, with spectacular views along the way, and once at the top, a distant view of the Black sea . We returned to Anadolu for lunch at one of the many seaside cafes and took the ferry back to Istambul. If you get to the ferry early you can get a good seat on one of the covered decks.

Visited October 2013
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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“Nice little fishing village”
Reviewed 3 March 2014

Stopped off briefly as part of our boat tour. Usual restaurants etc, and a nice little place to stop. Also part of Asia, so you can do two continents in one boat trip which is interesting!

Visited February 2014
1 Thank Mark C
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“Nice atmosphere and good walking”
Reviewed 8 February 2014

We came by boat from central Istanbul and it was really a surprise when we arrived at this small village. At first glance you see the usual men shouting to try to get you to their restaurants, but once you move a few blocks from the harbor you see the normal village live, their habitants and its nature. The walk up to Yoros castle is very relaxing (at least in February) and full of nice views. The views from the castle once you are up there are great, so is the Turkish tea served in some of the restaurants on the way down.

Visited February 2014
4 Thank Thomas_B_Hasper
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“Anadolu Kavagi, a place that you might visit”
Reviewed 30 January 2014

yes, if you have time a one extra day and you like to wonder and see old and ancient small vilage take the Anadolu Kavagi boat infront of eminonu and visit this village.
I liked it, will not rank it as great

Visited July 2013
4 Thank Nilhan S
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