FROM the terminal immediately east of the Galata Bridge in Istanbul the ferry departs for Anadolu Kavagi where the Bosphorus enters the Black Sea.
The fare is TRY25 ($15.5), departure is early and the trip is very popular, so it’s a good idea to arrive early and be prepared to queue.
The ferry waits some hours in Anadolu Kavagi so take a walk to the Yoros Kalesi, a strategic castle overlooking and controlling the entry to the Black Sea where Christian engravings are still visible in the stonework.
There are restaurants in the castle surrounds which have spectacular views or plenty of time to wander back to the village for lunch.
In addition to sight-seeing, there is the dining and nightlife experience. There are too many venues to mention, however Topaz Restaurant was a favourite offering Mediterranean and Ottaman cuisine with great views over the Bosphorus.
By Kim Thomson
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