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Karaköy/Kadıköy Ferries

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Why locals love it

Ferries are the most popular form of public transport in Istanbul for one simple reason – if you’re a local, you’re always in a hurry except when you’re on a ferry travelling from one side of the city to the other. You have around 20 minutes to enjoy amazing views of the Bosphorus over a cup of Turkish tea.

Why you should visit it

Not only are ferries part of Istanbul’s identity and good public transport options, they’re also a great way to do some sightseeing, with terminals near Topkapi Palace, the Maiden's Tower and the Galata Tower.

Special tip

The most picturesque time to take the ferry is at dusk.
Don't forget to have a cup of tea!

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9 Comments

A must for beautiful old city view, and the fastest way from Kadıköy to Karaköy
Eren
Local
September 26, 2019
first of all, thank you to heytripster.com for all the tips. I am half-Turkish and I wanted to visit Turkey, I have visited with these trip designers. You can discover all these places and events with designers!
Ekin
Local
August 21, 2019
ıt's unique exprerience to travel with ferries in istanbul in order to see historical,modern side of the city also the bosphorus bridge if you interested in photographry do not forget your camera!!!
Mehmet
Local
February 26, 2019
like a local, and amazing scene
Özlem
Local
February 22, 2019
Pure magic, let the Bosphorus wash away all your troubles at least for 30 minutes.
Ogulcan
Local
November 11, 2018

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