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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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  • Rises by a cable car, almost within a cemetery, there is the famous Café Pierre Loti, with spectacular views of the Golden Horn and the city. Not to be missed. The tourist bus stops near there so visit it and then retomes travel.
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  • I suggest taking the ferry to Eyüp (and exploring that non-touristic district after) and taking the gondola up to the teahouse, then walking back into Eyüp through the cemetery. 
  • Pierre Loti Hill offers great views of the Golden Horn from here you can see a panoramic view of Istanbul. Access to this Hill by a cable car which takes a hell of a long time. You will enjoy the taste of tea Hill with the fresh air and the magician. It is worth mentioning that alkeltb Pierre Loti, who was named the mound on his name he met his wife in this place.
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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.