Anadolukavagi Travel Guide

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Anadolukavagi Things to Do

  • Climb up the hill

    One of the most beautiful things to do here on Anadolukavagi is to climb up the hill to see the spectacular view of the Bosphorus.You can see the castle's ruins up the hill or just enjoy the view.

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  • Streets

    Anadolukavagi has some small and narrow streets while you are going up the hill to the old castle's ruins and it is very romantic and beautiful to walk on those streets.

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  • The beautiful Bosphorus

    The Bosphorus is very beautiful and in Anadolukavagi there is the exit to the black sea.The view from the water is very beautiful and also from Anadolukavagi - you can see ferries , cargo ships and more.

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  • Watch the castle from the Bosphorus

    While you are relaxing on the boat you can miss the big ruins of the castle on top of the hill in Anadolukavagi.This is very impressive castle that used to watch over the Bosphorus.

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  • The castle's ruins

    On top of the hill in Anadolukavagi you will find ruins of an old castle that used to watch the Bosphorus.The climb to the top can be difficult but it is a very beautiful place and worth the effort.

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  • View from castle

    This is a picture from the castle looking north at the Bosphorus joining the Black Sea. This was an adventageous vantage point as any vessel wanting to go to Istanbul or beyond to the Mediterranean Sea had to pass through this narrow strait. Clearly visible from the castle.This was a nice place. Relaxing. Bring a lunch (or buy one in town and bring...

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  • The walk to the castle

    When you disembark, and after you have seen the town a little, continue strait on through town and up the hill behind it. Don't worry, as the saying goes (well, it's a french saying anyways, dunno if it's used in english) 'all roads lead to Rome'. This also applies here. We walked up some road that cut off into a cemetary then through someones...

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  • Genoese Castle

    It is probably the first thing you will notice upon your first glimpse of Anadolu Kavagi from the ferry boat, perched atop the hill with its two crumbling towers.It is, according to my ever useful guidebook, Byzantine in origine. The cross logo is proof of this. However it was also ruled for a time by the Genoese.Either way, bring a lunch and enjoy...

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  • The Castle

    Outside the town, as you go up the hill, you can visit the ruins of one of the last castles of the Bosphorus. There's not much left, but the view from the top is wonderful.

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Anadolukavagi Restaurants

  • Baba and his Levrek

    We arrived at the Baba Restaurant by accident, just wandering the small streets of Anadolu Kavagi till we arrived at their doorstep. The day was very "brisk" to put it mildly, I was in a short sleeve shirt and a fellow traveler from Britian (who was wearing a sweater and a jacket) asked me if I came from Alaska...he was shivering from the cold and...

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  • Fresh Fish!

    The set menu at this little cafe is extremely good value, for 10YTL (about £4, March 2007) we had plenty of mackerel, mussels, kalamari, salad and bread, and a drink. The staff were very pleasant as well.

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  • Near the pier

    There are a lot of restaurants near the ferries stop and most of the waiters will try to attracto you to enter their restaurant. You will find fresh seafood from the near Black sea or Bosphorus

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Anadolukavagi Transportation

  • walk

    The best way to explore this place is by walking around.The narrow streets and the beautiful landscape will make you enjoy your walk here.

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  • Ferries

    Anadolukavagi is located something like 30 kilometers from Istanbul i think and the best way to get there is by a ferry.For tourist they have ferries in 20-30 USD but if you want to feel like a local use the local ferry for 7.5 YTL for both sides.You can find ferries in many places : Eminonu , Beciktas and more.This will take you 1.5 hours to get...

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  • Bosphoros Ferry

    The Bosphoros ferry runs several times daily from the ferry terminal #3 in Eminonu. The boat criss crosses its way up the Bosphoros, stopping at a few villages along the way, terminating in Anadolu Kavagi. It takes about 1.5hrs each way.Alternatively, a bus runs here and back from Uskudar, on the Asian side.

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Anadolukavagi Local Customs

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    by SirRichard Written May 8, 2003

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    On the way there, enjoy a "chay" (tea) at the ferry. You can either go for it to the bar or wait for the waiter that passes every 10 minutes or so.

    Tea at the Bosphorus

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Anadolukavagi Warnings and Dangers

  • Restaurants

    Like any touristic place near Istanbul this is a touristic place also so you should check the menu and check the waiter when he brings the bill because sometimes they "forget" to remove a sum of money from the bill.

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  • Climbing is hard

    Climbing up the hill to see the castle's ruins or the beautiful view can be very difficult because of the angle of the slope.Going down is much easier though.

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Anadolukavagi Tourist Traps

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    by ophiro Written Aug 30, 2005

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    There are deals from the hotels and also people in the pier that are selling trips to the islands and the bosphorus for a lot of money - 20-30USD !

    Unique Suggestions: If you went to a tourists' boat at least enjoy the view and have fun.

    Fun Alternatives: Find a local ferry - it is not hard to find in Eminonu , Kadikoy , besikas and more and it will be cheaper.
    A ferry to the prince's islands cost us 2 YTL from eminonu.
    A ferry to the black sea costs us 7.5 YTL from Besitas.
    From Besiktas to Uskudar it cost us 0.75 YTL.
    From Eminonu to Kadikoy it cost us 1 YTL.

    So figure out yourself how much you save !

    on a local ferry

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Anadolukavagi Off The Beaten Path

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    by SirRichard Written May 8, 2003

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    From Anadolu Kavagi you can see the Black Sea, at the end of the Bosphorus. There are frequent big boats passing by.
    And sometimes you can see DOLPHINS passing by too, at the side of the vessels.

    Entrance of the Black Sea

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