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Eminonu Pier

near the Sirkeci Railway Station, Istanbul, Turkey
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“fish sandwich” (69 reviews)
“balik ekmek” (16 reviews)
“boats selling” (6 reviews)
near the Sirkeci Railway Station, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We enjoyed this experience as it was full of local people. We took the ferry several times to Uskudar on the Asian side. Have to wait for some time and not much English spoken so the first time was a bit difficult to be understood...More

Thank k0walski7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very active and sometime congested place, but you can see the life of the city. Take the boat and go on tbe Bosphorus, it will cost few lira.

Thank Gianpaolo B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Take a bosphorus boat trip from here. I bought mine for 12 Lira (3.6$). After the drop off explore the market and eat Balik Ekemek (fish sandwich nearby. Awesome experience

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

Great place for a visit, bustling full of locals & tourists, lots of places to eat & drink, very colourful.

Thank annedriscoll123
Reviewed 14 October 2017

This is a very busy pier as the local use it for their bus station and also pier for boats along the Bosphorous Strait. Three seafood restaurants is located at this pier and many others underneath the bridge nearby. It also has a via duct...More

Thank RidzAziz250895
Reviewed 13 October 2017

The boats docked along the wharf are cooking seafood plates full of whatever you choose. This has to be freshest way to get your seafood hit. it does smell a bit but you soon get used to it. The ferries leave from this area so...More

Thank Warrick M
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Great Pier to catch ferries to other locations. You can travel up the Bosphorus, go to the Asia side of Istanbul or take a trip to one of the four Princes Islands.

Thank MrBakar
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

If you want to see the Asian side of Istanbul make sure you go there with a steamboat (Vapur). It’s a relaxing and very soothing ride. Relax and enjoy the view, both day and night travel is amazing. To make use of this transportation you...More

Thank Nuray84
Reviewed 21 September 2017

This place offers a strange mélange of kitsch (like the "Ottoman" boats, commuters, tourists and ordinary boat-trip possibilities. From here you can have a cheap excursion on the Bosporus. More important is, that from here, you can visit the Galata Bridge, the Egyptian Market (Misir...More

Thank maintiendrai
Reviewed 16 September 2017

It is an important pier in the heart of Istanbul near to Sultanahmet and Grand bazar with ferries to asian side and adalars.

Thank amirhassan1974
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24 January 2016|
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Response from Mannie G | Reviewed this property |
depends how long is your Lay-over... if it's the whole day, then by all means get a tour of the Bosphorus, but if only a few hours, better stay in the airport because before you arrive in the city, it will take you an hour... More
Vera Z
26 March 2015|
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Response from Librani | Reviewed this property |
On Eminonu Pier next to boats that sells grilled fish sandwiches (next to Galata Bridge) you have a kiosk where you can buy tickets for 12TL (for adults) - it is 1,5hr long Bosphorus tour - very convenient and cheap. You... More