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Anadolu Kavagi, Istanbul

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Anadolukavağı, also known as Anadolu Kavağı, is a neighborhood of Beykoz district in İstanbul Province, Turkey. "Anadolu" is the Turkish name for Anatolia, and "Kavak" means "control post" in Ottoman Turkish referring to the strategical position of the location on the Bosporous. It is directly opposite to Rumelikavağı on the other side of the Bosphorus. The place was called Hieron (Ancient Greek: ἱερόν) in the ancient, an important outpost for the Romans and the Byzantines.
It is actually a historical fishing village. There are a number of fishfood restaurants. The native population is low, however, the stationed military personnel at the local installations contribute to the population number of about 2,000. There are two notable structures in the neighborhood, a mosque commissioned by Ali Pasha of Midilli (Lesbos) built in 1593, and a fountain commissioned by a certain Cevriye Hatun in 1785. The old Genoese fortress Yoros Castle is situated on a hill to the northeast of Anadolukavağı. The beach at the place offers swimming possibility.
The city passenger ferry lines company "Şehir Hatları" maintains connection from Üsküdar, and between Sarıyer, Rumelikavağı on the European side of Bosphorus and Anadolukavağı several times a day.
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  • A nice and peaceful place to enjoy when you are visiting Istanbul , the best thing here is not only the village itself with its narrow streets and magnificent view of Black Sea and Bosphorus from the....  more »
  • The village itself is unremarkable. The only reason tourists stop there is a lot of fish restaurants, and an old fort nearby.  more »
  • i read some of the comments saying there is nothing extraordinary to see in this village...sorry what??... Have you ever seen any small village ever with this "extraordinary" panorama where green...  more »
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