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Pierre Loti Tepesi, Istanbul
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Take a break from busy sightseeing with a visit to Pierre Loti Tepesi, the place where the locals go to relax and soak in a magnificent view of the city. The hill overlooking the Golden Horn is named after a French novelist and naval officer, the author of the semi-autobiographical novel "Aziyade" in which he described the city. On the hilltop, in addition to the scenic views and peaceful surroundings for walking, you can also find a good selection of coffeehouses and restaurants, many of which offer the authentic atmosphere of old Istanbul. If you're not driving, use the cable car to reach the viewpoint; it operates from the foot of the hill. Take a look at our Istanbul vacation generator to schedule your visit to Pierre Loti Tepesi and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • A beautiful view from this café with an atmosphere of past centuries, and a coffee that still under the fire of coal.
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  • Old İstanbul this Hill looks very nice. Especially in the Afternoon in the evening ezanından half an hour after the time zone. Yellow and dark blue shades of the city looks like the realm of dreams.
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  • its an average location , going to Eyup Pier from Eminonu by Ferry Boat than take the Teleferik up to the hill. you can use Istanbul Card . good view and reasonable prices. 
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  • Acik hava ter kokuyor artik yuh amq, giyiyorsunuz sicakta pardusuyu bari yikanin deodorant tasiyin be kardesim... Tatil gunu iskence yasanan guzel yer...
  • This place is magical, although a bit creepy. It's on top of a huge cemetery, so you can either walk up the stairs through the tombs or take the cable car. We walked through the place and, even though it can be a bit morbid, it was just interesting to see how they remember their loved ones that have gone. When you get to the top the view is just unbelievable. Highly recommended!
  • A wonderful place to relax and enjoy a cup of tea while viewing Istanbul from top. Take the telefrik - cable car- from behind Eyup Camii.
  • Amazing view. Absolutely must visit! The cafe itself seems not so interesting not to mention it is small inside but the terrace seats are nice. Quite a photo spot!
  • The best location to have a breakfast.