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Reviewed 1 week ago

Once you get acquainted to this very lively hub it is quite easy to find your way around without too many road crossings. Lots of important sights close by. Many opportunities for a quick bite while e.g. waiting for a ferry.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kattullus
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Eminönü Pier seems sheer chaos, but it is the exemplified chaos of life that works perfectly right. Mostly the Pier resembles an anthill. People are coming from all directions, and from the underground. They arrive on foot or leave, go on a boat trip or...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Departure811861
Reviewed December 3, 2018

Come to Eminonu Pier for the famous fish sandwich at only 12 Lira, stuffed mussels 1 Lira each and fresh bagels 2 Lira. Grab a sit at the pier an watch how they prepare the sandwich for you. People watching at the finest!

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank AakilaAyman
Reviewed December 3, 2018

we decided to visit Eminonu Pier as it was on our of places to visit. we took a boat ride and then visited the shops which was plentiful. my family members did their shopping and the area was very safe with visible police in attendance....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank aaronrharry
Reviewed November 26, 2018 via mobile

Congested but very exciting place where you can see a lot of tourist but also local people. U can start from here for many place to the Bosforo or the city. Well served as well by the metro.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank gianpaolob449
Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

This place has a nice view. It’s difficult to get to from the main strip if you have a pram. As tourist you get ripped off so be careful of sellers on the street. Other then that it’s great. Across the road is an amazing...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sarah C
Reviewed September 24, 2018

Eminomu Pier feels like the heart and soul of Istanbul. A melting pot of cultures and travellers. The pier is an opportunity for those looking for a cruise on the Bosphorus or a ferry boat to lpaces such as the nearby area of Ortakoy. At...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank RicardoBowie
Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

Nice place to hv an evening stroll. Cold breeze and wonderful sea view. It has lots of local food and stall nearby to try local flavour

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank PeineeC3
Reviewed September 4, 2018

Our visit to Galata Bridge and Eminonu Pier developed into a mid-afternoon feast of Mussels, Mackerel, Pomegranate juice, Lemonade and Turkish Coffee, a feast fit for a weary traveller at Meshur Eminonu Balikcisi. A wonderful taste of mackerel and mussels fully developed by the juice...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank waughzer2016
Reviewed August 16, 2018

It is a very crowded place with good fish sandwiches and delicious salted vegetables. The ferries to the Prince Islands depart from this place.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ольга Р
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Grand Bazaar
Tourists, hawkers, and locals come together at the
Grand Bazaar to comb its labyrinthine passageways in
search of a bargain – be it a pair of brand name
jeans, a handcrafted silk rug, or a perfectly brewed
cup of tea. Outside the vast bazaar, worn, narrow
streets wind their way down from its lofty perch to
the southern shore of the Golden Horn, where the
evocatively aromatic Spice Bazaar beckons alongside
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September 15, 2018|
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Response from waughzer2016 | Reviewed this property |
On Eminonu pier you can get a public ferry that will take you up (North) the Bosphorus Strait to the Black Sea and also a ferry that will take one (south) to the Adalar Islands. Also from the same pier, you can get a tourist... More
January 23, 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
March 26, 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