bosphorus boat trip, Istanbul
Bostanci Basi Bridge: It is situated on the Bagdat Street in Bostanci. It was built out of cut stone in the name of Mahmud II between 1523 and 1524.
Buyukcekmece Bridge: Built by Architect Sinan between 1564 and 1568, it is a unique work of art formed of 4 separate bridges and have 7, 7.5 and 9 trusses. Kapýagasý (Haramidere) Bridge: It is built over Haramidere creek between Kucuk Cekmece and Buyuk Cekmece lakes. It is one of Sinan's works built in the l6th century. It has two large and one small trusses. It has lost its originality in consequence of repairs.
Silivri Bridges: Architect Sinan has built two stone bridges in Silivri (1568), one of them is 48.5 m long, has three trusses and is located at the point of entry to Silivri, the other one is over the Silivri Stream and has 32 trusses with low round arch. After repair, it lost its originality.
Take a boat along the Bosphorus connecting the Black Sea with the Marble Sea. You will see the bridge between the two continents and you will feel this is a place where civilizations meet.
You will find boats departing from the small ports in the city center each 30 minutes and please bargain about the price - it's important for both you and the Turkish. You'll have a reduction for a group - this is how they drew our attention.
If you are in Istanbul in summer, make sure you take the boat ride on Bosphorus. Your journey will start in Eminonu, which is very close to Old Istanbul. You will stop at different towns on Bosphorus (you will have some time to explore them, well... at least to take some pictures!), and arrive to Anadolu Kavagi, which is situated on the northern part of Bosphorus. You will have time to have lunch at local restaurants (mainly sea food) and the boat will take you back to Eminonu. The whole trip takes about 5 hours. The schedule may change every year, so make sure you have the updated one. Have fun, and enjoy the beautiful Bosphorus.
Not so far to see,if you prefer hop on a boat and you are there in 15 minutes,if someone shouted from other side you can just hear them.
The boat fare is 1.30 YTL, YTL =New turkish lira.
Istanbul has a certain intensity about it. When you are ready for a break take a half day cruise up the Bosphorus.
There are many mosques along the shores of the Bosphorus. The nicest of which is probably the Dolmabahce Mosque (please refer to must-see).
As I suggested you before, take a vapur to go the Asian part.. Discover something new that never been told before...
The bosphouros at night...and the bridge connects Asia to Europe each other.It is mysteriously magnifecent..isn't it?