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Eminonu Pier

near the Sirkeci Railway Station, Istanbul, Turkey
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“fish sandwich” (70 reviews)
“balik ekmek” (16 reviews)
“boats selling” (6 reviews)
near the Sirkeci Railway Station, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 1 week ago

From Eminonu Pier you can take the ferries to the many islands within the Bosphorus Straits, for example the Princes' Islands, where princes out of favour were said to have been 'exiled'. This is a very busy pier from where you can also board the...More

Thank Madhu N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it is the place where you can stop to buy tickets for ship tours or going to three islands on your budget. the ticket price was 8 tl and you can taste a fish sandwich and different things to do

Thank kiavash16
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this place is amazing, delicious fish sandwiches, and the area is full of life. Also there you can find sweets nearby, its by the sea ofcourse, so easy to reach. if you don't visit it, then you missed a great part of Istanbul.

Thank FaraharaF
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Take a boat trip to Bosphorus, Kadikoy, Uskudar or Prince Islands - the view of Bosphorus is absolutely amazing. There will be tens of seagulls chasing the boat, waiting to be fed by YOU, the Human.

Thank LoveIStanbul365
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is the ideal for you if you are looking for a fish fast food where a lot of small shops and carts are selling fish sandwiches only

Thank Abdulmoez-Tahmaz
Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed much, this place has a really nice sunsit and also nice view of the water ans bridge, even I was a lone but I could make it enjoying 😉

Thank Ahmad H
Reviewed 17 November 2017

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 29 October 2017 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 25 October 2017

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

1  Thank Agha T
Reviewed 16 October 2017

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

Thank annedriscoll123
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23 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