A Unique Scenery: Camlica Hill
Camlica Hill in Istanbul is one of most famous recreation spots among the Istanbulites. It is known for its magnificent view of the Bosphorus and beautiful nature. You take a sip from your warm tea while listening to the chirps of the birds. Spend a calm afternoon at this historic location.
Camlica Hill: How to Get There
Here is some information about how to reach Camlica Hill:
How to go to Camlica Hill from:
Taksim: Take the 129T Bus from the bus terminal at Taksim Square. Get off at Kısıklı stop. Then, you can take a taxi or walk to the top of the hill following the road signs.
Kadikoy: Take the 14F Bus from the bus terminal in front of the Kadikoy Pier. Get off at Kural stop and walk to the sight.
Besiktas: Take the 129T Bus from Besiktas Square and get off at Kısıklı stop. It is the same route with Taksim.
Sultanahmet: This route is a little bit more complicated. Take the T1 Kabatas tramway from Sultanahmet station and get off at Sirkeci stop. You will see the big Marmaray station in front of you. Take the Marmaray going to Sogutlucesme way and get off at Uskudar Station. It is only 4 minutes, one stop. From there, without leaving the station, transfer to the M5 Cekmekoy metro and get off at Kısıklı stop. You must check which way the trains are headed, you can ask a security staff, of check the boards that show the stops. When you get off, leave the metro station and walk 20 minutes to the Camlica Hill. You can use map applications for your walk or take a taxi.
Panoramic Bosphorus View
The famous Camlica Hill view is a one of a kind panoramic Bosphorus view. This location is most photographers’ favorite. You can take beautiful photographs of the Camlica Hill sunset. It is also an amazing experience to see Camlica Hill at night, with the colorful lights of the bridge shining onto the sea.
Eat and Drink!
You can’t fully enjoy this view without a cup of traditional Turkish coffee. There is a restaurant on the top of the hill where you can have a cup of Turkish coffee, Turkish tea or a delicious dinner, right in front of the amazing view of Bosphorus. Food surely tastes better with a view as magnificent as this.
It Is Always Easier and More Fun with a Local Guide!
If you want to experience Camlica Hill with the guidance of a local guide, check our Dolmabahçe Palace tour with Asian Side of Istanbul tour. It is a 4-hour long tour, with an English-speaking guide and a pick-up and drop-off service from/to centrally located hotels. You will be picked-up from your hotel and we will drive over the Bosphorus Bridge which connects two continents, Europe and Asia. Then we will go to the highest peak of Istanbul: Camlica Hill. We will stop for taking photographs and then drive to Dolmabahçe Palace.