Tourism guide for Istanbul’s Ortakoy region

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A guide to the most beautiful places of tourism in the Ortakoy district in Istanbul, Turkey enjoys being a first-class tourist destination; you will find it as a tourist attraction, entertainment, and distinctive architecture. The fabric of society that brings together the eastern and western souls makes it one of the strongest tourist countries ever, and with the testimony of everyone, the following is our article on Arab travelers. We show you the most important information about the Ortakoy region in Istanbul.

Tourism in Istanbul

  • The Turkish city of Istanbul has a special nature, as it has many attractions that attract tourists from everywhere. Its most prominent features are in mosques, churches, palaces, and museums.
  • Istanbul also has 39 areas inhabited by many residents as a result of historical encroachment, and the total population of Istanbul is recorded at 12,915,158 people.
  • Istanbul has three airports: Grand Ataturk Airport, Sabiha Gökçen International Airport, and another third airport near the Black Sea.
  • This is in addition to the spread of seas from all sides of the Turkish city, there are the Bosphorus strait, the Golden Horn strait, the Black Sea, and the Sea of ​​Marmara, which makes the maritime traffic in Istanbul one of the best that can be the case in the state of Turkey as a whole.
  • There are also two railways through which trains travel: one is old and is a “tunnel railway”, and the other is a “ram-like division” railway that was built at the start of the new millennium.
  • There are many beaches, tourist villages, and islands in Istanbul, which are a popular destination for swimming and recreation. There are also restaurants and cafes in various areas, which are famous for serving seafood, as well as foods found in various kitchens at the world level.
  • Istanbul is interested in art and concerts, and for this there are theaters and cinemas. Nightclubs and bars on the Bosphorus Strait are also popular in Istanbul for nightlife enthusiasts.

Besiktas Istanbul

  • The Besiktas Center is located between the Kabatash District and the Ortakoy District, and can be considered as the second center of Istanbul after Taksim.
  • Besiktas contains many high-end neighborhoods, which in their nature combine Turkish heritage with European culture. Therefore, it resembles in its content a village with a popular heritage, on the banks of the Bosphorus, which connects it to the European side.
  • The tourist attractions of Besiktas include the minaret of the Ortakoy Mosque, which has been creatively engraved, as well as the Ciragan Palace, the Museum of Painting and Sculpture, the Turkish Maritime Museum, and the Besiktas Club.

Where is Ortakoy district in Istanbul

  • Ortakoy is located in the Besiktas district of the Bosphorus, from the European side, and it means in the Turkish language “Middle Village”, and it contains a huge variety of hotels, in addition to the presence of many monuments in it.
  • Ortakoy is 2 miles away from the famous Beşiktaş port, which can be reached on foot. It contains the famous Ortakoy Mosque which was built in 1853 AD, known as the Majidiye Mosque.
  • This is in addition to the fact that the majority of its visitors are Arab and foreign tourists who enjoy a lot of Turkish tea in Bosphorus cafes. The Ortakoy coast extends for about a thousand meters to include places to sit and enjoy the beauty of the bridge, in a distinctive popular atmosphere.
  • Ortakoy boasts booths that offer delicious komper sandwich, waffle dessert, as well as the most important restaurants that offer seafood in particular, and Turkish cuisine in general.
  • Tourists also love to start on one of the ships equipped and docking in the Bosphorus port on a cruise renewed at the head of the hour, to continue for two hours, when they reach the second bridge and then return.
  • Also, the city contains the Ciragan Palace and Hotel, the Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul on the Bosphorus, the Dolmabahce Palace, and the Yildiz Park which contains the historic Ottoman Palace.
  • Ortakoy is a popular shops and markets, which display souvenirs, gold and accessories, textiles and clothing belonging to the Turkish heritage.
  • Tourists can reach Ortakoy by taking the tram towards “Kabatash” and getting off the last stop, riding bus No. 25E or 22 and getting off near the Ortakoy Mosque.
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