That day we picked a Bosphorus Cruise combined with a visit to Golden Horn, and a visit to Pierre Loti Hill, where we can oversee the beautiful landscape of the Golden Horn. Golden Horn is a waterway that flows to Bosphorus. In the Pierre Loti Hill, we can capture the beautiful landmark from the heights. It can be reached using Teleferik (Cable Car), or we can go by car.
This palace was built in 19th century, and acted as administrative center during the Ottoman Empire (1856 to 1922). It is situated right next to Bosphorus Strait, as Ottoman fleet used to anchor in that site. Dolmabahce means Filled-in Garden (Dolma means filled, and Bahce means Garden). There were small gardens built forming a garden as it is now today.
Çırağan Sarayı or Ciragan Palace was once an Ottoman Palace, and now a 5-stars Hotel Kempinski. The renovation of its place began in 1989. The Sultan Room is charged EUR 30,000 per night. I don’t even want to comment on that.
This is small island in Bosphorus Strait housing 6 restaurants and and two swimming pools. One can reach the island using ferry. It is famous for being a small island between two continents. The operations in the island is Galatasaray Sports Club. The famous club in the island is Suada Club.
The fortress or castle was built 1451 to control the sea traffic in Bosphorus Strait. The fortress was restored in 1950s and now it is functioning as museum and open-air theater
Kucuksu Kasri (Kucuksu Palace) was used to be a stay for Ottoman Sultan during the summer.