Anadolu Kavagi, My Firts Step in Asia!


Anadolu Kavagi is the name of a little village on the Asian shore of the Bosphorus, three hours from Istanbul with the zig-zag ferry.

Istanbul can be an tiresome city, especially during the summer. It is very pleasant to make a great cruise on the Bosphorus with the ferry, which takes you from Eminonü to Anadolu Kavagi, to the north, near the black sea, for a tree hours sail.

It’s a picturesque spot in which to wander and have a seafood lunch at one of the touristy places on the square in front of the ferry terminal. Perched above the village are the ruins of Anadolu Kavağı Kalesi, a medieval castle that originally had eight massive towers in its walls.

Traditionally, Anadolu Kavagi has been a small fishing village, of late it remains so, but has also grown to accommodate eager day-trippers from Istanbul.

The zig-zag ferry – that runs both sides of the Biosphorus – stops here 3 hours, from 12 h to 15h, so you have time to eat in a fish restaurant, being the center of interest of all the stray cats of the village !
The we watched the kids swimming in the little port, before going back to Eminonü.

written by azurblue on 2009-09-15 #places #boat #village #ferry #trip #fish #istanbul #spot #location #turkey #sail #asia #anadolu #kavagi


  1. nural
    nural ·

    I love to go there to hang around and relax, you should also check out the Yoros Castle thats above the hill from Anadolu Kavagı

  2. disdis
    disdis ·

    Istanbul has been always a desired destination but I always give up and decide to go to another place. Maybe next trip?

  3. stouf
    stouf ·

    Very nice ! And it's crazily making me think of Greek islands... If the boat was called Giorgos instead of Mustafa, it would be the same ! ; D

  4. azurblue
    azurblue ·

    nural, you're right ! we had 3 hours to do it but it was very hot and my friends preferd to rest at a restaurant and swimm in the Bosphorus, so...

    disdis, I have to admit that I was a bit deceived by Istanbul, not so romantic in summer.

    stouf, yes, it's quite the same, without Greeks, of course !

  5. nural
    nural ·

    Lomographer Was Here! Nural

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