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Ortakoy, Istanbul

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An artsy neighborhood under the first Bosporus bridge, Ortakoy offers trendy boutiques, seaside nightclubs, cafes, restaurants, and many historical monuments. This small fishing village literally "in the middle" of the European Bosporus became a cosmopolitan area during the reign of the Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent. The communities of Turks, Greeks, Armenians, and Jews all left their mark on the neighborhood, which features historical baths, palaces, mansions, mosques, a church, and a synagogue. Stop for refreshment at one of the tea terraces overlooking the strait. Do not miss the Ortaköy Mosque, a late example of Istanbul's imperial mosques, and the Çırağan Palace, which houses one of the most luxurious hotels in the city. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Istanbul holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Ortakoy and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Prices are affordable and cheaper than Istanbul. We enjoyed eating at Durumce a Adana restaurant on the main road. The food was great. I also bought some art craft from the souq. 
    Prices are affordable and cheaper than Istanbul. We enjoyed eating at Durumce a Adana restaurant on the main road. The food was great. I also bought some art craft from the souq.  more »
  • The meydan is so beautiful, the only issue you may face is that the area sometimes has dogs but it’s all good the dogs wouldn’t do anything to you and the place is so busy and filled with lots of... 
    The meydan is so beautiful, the only issue you may face is that the area sometimes has dogs but it’s all good the dogs wouldn’t do anything to you and the place is so busy and filled with lots of...  more »

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