The Bosphorus Strait
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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 87%History Buffs
- 74%Local Culture
- 63%Art & Design Lovers
- 62%Adventure Travelers
- 57%Budget Travelers
Member Reviews (29)
- The Bosphorus StraitMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFamily Travelers+ 4Oct 29, 2013
What a cool body of water! We ate dinner on a terrace overlooking the Bosphorus almost every night we were in Istanbul and never tired of watching the fishing boats and tankers cruise past- some loaded and riding low in the water and some empty with their hulls exposed. We even took a night cruise, which surpassed my expectations. Great views of the mosques, palaces and bridges.
- The Bosphorus StraitMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily Travelers+ 4First to ReviewOct 16, 2013
The Bosphorus is one of the most geopolitically significant bodies of water in the world. It separates Europe from Asia and the Black Sea from, eventually, the Aegean and Mediterranean. It is the life blood of the Istanbul, where oil tankers go by constantly, people sit around smoking or drinking tea and where thousands of fishermen come out every day to catch their dinner.
- The Bosphorus StraitAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Nov 14, 2013
The Bosphorus strait is what forms part of the boundary between Europe and Asia in Istanbul. The strait is not only a source of tourism and commerce, but a wonderful place to spend your days. The banks of Bosphorus are lively with vendors, cruise operators and an array of restaurants providing a continuous flow of entertainment. Check out the fish restaurants, they are the best!
- The Bosphorus StraitMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsStudents+ 1Sep 23, 2013
Beautiful at night but I certainly wouldn't recommend swimming in it! If you get a chance, take a ferry across or a boat tour up the strait, there are plenty of historic houses and monuments you can really only see from the water.
- The Bosphorus StraitMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 3May 30, 2013
A Bosphorus Cruise trip is a must when you have a journey to Istanbul. That's so beautiful trip along the Bosphorus Strait. See the village on an Asian side, modern building and historic sites on European side. Just choose the best way or a good company cruise tours in order to make your Bosphorus trip is more wonderful.
- The Bosphorus StraitMember ofLocal CultureLuxury TravelersJan 13, 2013
This is a major artery from the Black Sea to the Mediterranean. Cruising through here you get a great view of Istanbul Europe and Asia. A tremendous amount of traffic uses this waterway including ferries, fishing boats along with cruise ships and cargo ships. Fun to just watch the interaction.
- The Bosphorus StraitJul 24, 2012
On a sunny day, the water is gem-colored and you can see jelly fish floating in the strait's waters.
One could probably spend hours gazing at either side of the strait and sighing...I think I did this a fair amount.
It's worth it to go on a tour of the Golden Horn, but get one that goes fairly far up towards the Black Sea. It doesn't hurt to pay a few extra lira in order to get the most strait for your buck.
Bring a jacket.