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Halic, Istanbul

4.5
#2 of 18 in Nature in Istanbul
Serving as a commercial center for the past two millennia, Halic occupies an estuary that separates the old city in the south from the more European north. Owing to its strategic location, the site witnessed a number of memorable historic occurrences and its sparkling beauty has been immortalized in paintings and poems throughout the centuries. Observe the ships and busy locals at this lively spot and walk along the bridge that connects the two sides. Take a break at one of the quaint cafes in the area. Use our Istanbul route builder to add Halic and other attractions to your Istanbul vacation plans.
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  • Halic is a major waterway, the primary inlet of the Bosphorus of Istanbul. Here, there are many ships on the slip from private owners and tour operators. We docked and left the harbor, overlooking...  more »
  • Lots of boats invite for a Bosporos tour and local boats in public service let you make a nice experience to enjoy the city from the water side.  more »
  • We took the ferry from Eminonu all the way to Eyup - takes about 45 minutes. The terminal is quite hard to find .Be care, there are not so many boats, one boat per hour. Should check time table in...  more »

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