You should unquestionably book accommodations in Istanbul's most central area, such as hotels in Kadikoy while visiting the Asian or Anatolian portions of the city. The finest thing you can do if you enjoy Anadolu Kavagi and want to learn as much as you can from it is to stay in Beykoz. Try staying at a hotel on the shore in Beykoz. Staying at Beykoz is an excellent option if you want to start the day early and have the entire day to yourself at Anadolu Kavagi.

anadolu-kavagiWhat To Eat at Anadolu Kavagi

You should eat a substantial supper before beginning your journey in Anadolu Kavagi because you'll need it as you ascend the village in the fresh air. Because this is a fishing town, the restaurants here are experts in creating fish meals. You can see the Marmara and Black Seas meeting at the restaurants' seaside locations. In these restaurants, freshly caught fish that was caught earlier in the day is served.

The most well-liked examples of these eateries are Yosun, Kavak Doganay, and Yedigul. Anyone who enjoys seafood should try the mussels at Anadolu Kavagi because they are also well-known. It is an excellent idea to join a boat on the Bosporus and the Black Sea while having lunch for those who are not satisfied with a beachside meal but want to completely experience the seafront delights of Istanbul, look at Anadolu Kavagi from above the sea.

Experiencing Anadolu Kavagi Inside Out

When you feel refreshed and have taken in the "Marmara meets the Black Sea" panorama, it is time to explore the Anadolu Kavagi architectural features. The Yoros Castle is the most well-known building in this area. It was reportedly constructed under the Byzantine Empire to guard the entry from the Black Sea to the Bosporus and was under Turkish assault in 1305. It appears to be a location with historical significance. From Anadolu Kavagi, you must ascend a hill of 900 meters to get to this fortress. Making the most of this brief walking excursion, you may take gorgeous photos with the ideal backdrop as you ascend the hill.

If it is early in the day, you could always start your day with breakfast at the café located on your walk back up to the castle with the breathtaking view of the Bosporus. This café is cut off from the rest of the city and only offers a view of the terrain where the two seas meet. You should consider taking a boat tour to get a more in-depth view of the Bosporus and to see the symbolic buildings of Istanbul that are close to Anadolu Kavagi, one of Istanbul's beautifully built and well-known seafront summer palaces, Kucuksu Palace, and the impressive Rumeli Fortress, which is located directly across from the palace and is even more well-known.

Exploring Anadolu Kavagi Further In

You might visit Midilli Ali Reis Camii and Cevriye Hatun Fountain while you're there. It should be nice to explore this mosque that's been the focus of daily news because it was struck by a historic plane tree that has lately undergone restoration. A little area in the center of Anadolu Kavagi is home to eateries, cafes, and mainly gift shops. The traditional lanterns hanging from the roof give these gift shops their distinctive artistic imagery.

The lights are incredibly vibrant and give visitors a fantastic image. There are handmade items that capture the spirit of Ottoman creativity by being embellished with mosaics and conventional themes. Visit these shops for a wide selection of gifts and handcrafted items that suit your tastes at reasonable prices if you are interested in purchasing traditional Turkish items. You would arrive in the charming towns of Poyrazkoy and Anadolu Feneri if you continued down the Black Sea coast. Visit the Poyrazkoy Mosque, Castle, Port, and Beach as well. This is a little village that the Genoese founded 600 years ago

Fish restaurants, gift shops, veteran boats and historical monuments welcome hundreds of tourists every year to Anadolu Kavağı. This is an ideal place for an escape in all seasons of Istanbul. It is like a harbor where you can find shelter away from the daily routine and the crowd of the city. It is a seaside village at the point where Istanbul meets the Black Sea, and blue integrates with green.

Towards Blue And Green

Geographically speaking, Anadolu Kavağı is like a gate opening from the Marmara to the Black Sea. You can reach Anadolu Kavağı by land, using Beykoz exchange from Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge, or by boat. If you prefer to go by boat, you will see all the beauty of the Bosphorus during the journey. Municipal boats leave regularly from Eminonu and Kadıköy. If you want to have a short trip, you may also prefer the ferries taking off from Sarıyer every hour. Those who go by land are recommended to take a break on Yuşa Hill, Istanbul’s highest hill. A common belief is that the grave of Joshua the Prophet is on this hill and every wish made here comes true. This is why you can see visitors who have come to fulfill their vows and to make new wishes while visiting Yuşa Mosque and Tomb. We highly recommend that you take a walk in the fresh air of Yuşa Hill, where you can also find gift shops, and stop in Gizli Bahçe (Secret Garden) to watch the city “from the highest point”. But do not be seduced by the smell of pancakes; a grand feast of fish is waiting for you in Anadolu Kavağı.

Meeting Of Two Seas

The first place to go in Anadolu Kavağı – which lost nothing of its green; thanks to being a military protected area- is Yoros Castle. You can get to the castle with a twenty-minute walk from the pier. It is the symbol of Anadolu Kavağı. It was built in 1190 by the Genoans to protect the straits and is thus called Genoa Castle as well. Both the history and the view of the castle are worth paying attention to.While climbing up to Yoros Castle, you can take a break in Yoros Tea Garden on the way. You need to climb up a very steep road to reach the castle. Once you get there, take deep breaths of nature’s festival where green meets blue and the Marmara meets the Black Sea.

These Are Alive!

If you can detach yourself from the fascinating view of Yoros Castle, you can walk on the shore, which gets especially crowded when boats arrive and leave. You can also have a feast of fish if you feel hungry. There are many restaurants on the shore as well as snack bars where you can eat any of the season’s fish. We should note that it is forbidden to grill in Anadolu Kavağı as it has 700-year-old trees.Apart from the flavor festivity created by fish and waffle bars under the shadow of ancient plane trees, “Ismail’in Yeri” (Ismail’s Place) is one of the most popular restaurants of Anadolu Kavağı. We especially recommend that you eat mussel and calamari in this restaurant that has been in service right beside the boat pier for twenty years. Anadolu Kavağı welcomes many tourists every season thanks to Yoros Castle, and offers a pleasant stroll on the narrow streets enriched by wooden houses. Remember to drink from Kumdöken Fountain, whose water is believed by the locals to be healing. If you want to do some shopping, our recommendation is either the clothes made of special Şile fabric or silk rugs coming from Isparta.Evenings are quite peaceful in Anadolu Kavağı, whose population as well as its nature has not changed in fifty years. If you want to extend this sweet escape where you can leave the turmoil of the city behind, there is only one place to stay in Anadolu Kavağı: Taşlı Yalı Butik Hotel on the shore. You can have something to eat and drink in the restaurant of the hotel and breathe the smell of the sea without thinking about tomorrow.

Frequently Asked Question

Is the ferry you take from Eminönü a tour boat or a regular service? Is this service offered in September?
The regular service makes stops at a number of stations. Every day of the year, it operates.
How do I access Anadolu Kava?
Both land and water can be used to travel to Anadolu Kava.
How much time should be spent drinking Anadolu Kava?
We have about 2.5 hours to spend at Anadolu Kava when we visit on the Bosphorus tour. You can surely spend more time if you declare that the ferry can leave and I will return in some way.