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- 98%Local Culture
- 91%Budget Travelers
- 81%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 79%Adventure Travelers
- 71%History Buffs
- 71%Family Travelers
- 61%Green Travelers
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- FerriesMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsStudentsAdventure TravelersNov 01, 2013
The ferries in Istanbul are great. They come often, are very inexpensive and are a good way to avoid traffic getting to and from the European and Anatolian side. There are also ferries that can take you to the Princes Islands in the Sea of MarmaraRecommended for:
- FerriesOct 23, 2013
I could probably spend my entire time in Istanbul riding back and forth on the ferries, sipping tea, people-watching and appreciating the amazing view from different points. Sit inside with the commuters, or outside with the bad boys and the tourists. Drink tea, nibble on a simit. The boats are like mobile sidewalk cafes with the world's best views.Recommended for:
- FerriesOct 22, 2013
Istanbul is surrounded by water and therefore it is not surprising to see a lot of boat activity taking place on the Bosphorous, the Marmara Sea and the Golden Horn.
The principal ferry dock on the European side is Eminönü. There are four piers with various destinations including: Bosphorus (Boğaz), Golden Horn (Haliç), Kadıköy and Üsküdar. Another important dock is located in Kabataş, where you can take a ferry to the Princes’ Islands. From SultanAhmed you can take the tram to Kabatas, which is a terminal station.
On the Asian side, the main piers are located in Kadıköy offering service to Beşiktaş, Eminönü, Karaköy and the Princes’ Islands.Recommended for:
- FerriesMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Oct 16, 2013
Bosphorus ferry rides are one of the cheapest and most enjoyable Istanbul experiences. The ferries criss-cross the city, crossing the Bosphorus, heading up the straight or the Golden Horn or going out to the Prince's Islands. At some point on your trip take a ferry to either Kadikoy or Uskudar so that you can visit the Asian side of the city. Along the ride be sure to get at least a cup of tea if not a simit. After finding some nice cafe or lokanta in Asia, take the ride back and be sure to have your camera ready as the crossing provides some of the best Istanbul photo ops.Recommended for:
- FerriesSep 13, 2013
Here is what you do. it is great for kid .
take one of to ferries to other side of istanbul. there are a lot of them easy to find (take one goes to Kadikoy it is a nice place to shop around) . before you get on buy couple of this bagel looking pastry it calls SIMIT. when you get on go to back of to ferrie wait until ferrie start moving there will be brids flying around when the ferrie start moving take a small piec of simit at throw at brids do it slowly dont throw them at all once if you do slowly birds will flow you all the way to other side of the city. if you stop feeding them they will stop coming and they will go back. i am sure this will be memoriable for kids.Recommended for:
- FerriesMember ofBusiness TravelersAdventure TravelersMar 05, 2013
You can easily get to both sides of the Bosphorus Sea by ferries. They are better than taking a taxi over the bridges (particularly at rush hour). In fact you may find your taxi driver drops you off at the ferry if he has heard the bridges are backed up. Get an Akbil to use (rather than use Tokens) it is more convenient and speeds things along.
- FerriesJul 04, 2012
Ferries are the quickest and most efficient way of crossing the Bosphorus from the European to Asian sides, and vice versa. They service routes up, down and across the Bosphorus connecting districts such as Karaköy, Eminönü and Beşiktaş on the European shore with Üsküdar, Haydarpaşa and Kadıköy on the Asian side.