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Pierre Loti Tepesi, Istanbul

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Historic Walking Area Tourist Spot
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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  • We took the teleferik to reach Pierre Loti Hill. The ride was short, but you can have a nice view of the bosphorus as you go up the hill. It is worth it once you reach the divine place at the top. The...  more »
  • Pierre Loti is an area on the top of the hill that contain many caffe shop in the middle of the nature with a stunning view to the Golden Horn.  more »
  • Making your way here is pretty rewarding, being that it offers an unparalleled view of the golden horn. Perfect for an evening activity when most other attractions are closed. I made my way to the cab...  more »
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  • We came here while in Istanbul. It is a very nice place to enjoy coffee or tea. Very crowded on weekends. The view is very nice but not spectacular. Still worth the visit by the cable car which costs 4 TL each.
  • Good view and you can eat ( fatayer ) and drink tea only .. I like this place
  • good place for taking photos of golden horn. you use thr t-rope from eyup sultan to climb the piere loti hill.
  • What a romantic place. i love it
  • amazing view, especially just before sunset