What is Bosphorus?
The Bosphorus is the waterway (natural water channel) connecting Black Sea to the Marmara Sea. The length is straight 30 kilometers, taking into account the indentations and protrusions, the length of the shores is revealed. It is around 55 km from Rumeli lighthouse to Ahırkapı lighthouse by wandering along the shores of the Golden Horn, and 35 km along the Anatolian Side.
What to See at the Bosphorus
Want to have fun against the bosphorus without spending a lot of money?
Well, you are one of the thousands of people having fun at the bosphorus without spending any money? The year 2020 people who bought them table and chair, started to sit at the bosphorus, due to the coronavirus ''covid19'' (I am one of them).
"The happiness is not in the lifestyle which we live in, it's perspective of life which we look". Be sure, when you turn your face to the bosphorus, you will be at peace. Now, let's take a tour for those who have the opportunity and think they do not. Emirgan Park, Sakıp Sabancı Museum, Rumeli Lighthouse, Garipce Castle, Anadolu Kavagı (region at asia side), Istanbul Butterfly Farm and many other places we haven't seen.
Emirgan Grove, famous with Tulip Festival, held in April, is the most amazing time to have a pleasant time.
In Emirgan Park, colorful tulips (always many type of flowers), trees overlooking the Bosphorus, Squirrels on the trees, an artificial lake that has adapted between the hill and the Bosphorus, and the brides and grooms who come to take great photos at the Bosphorus view.
You can have a picnic in a park or eat and drink in one of the mansions inside Emirgan grove.
Sakıp Sabancı Museum
Sakıp Sabancı Museum, If you are interested in culture and art while taking a stroll along the Bosphorus, you can visit Museum, which is the product of Sakıp Sabancı passion for art.
During your visit to the Museum, which consists of distinguished examples of Ottoman Calligraphy, its rich collections from the early periods of the Republic and world-renowned paintings, you can find the opportunity to examine the latest works of master artists.
Emirgan, Sakıp Sabancı Cad. No:42, 34467 Sarıyer/İstanbul
Rumeli Lighthouse is at the point where the Bosphorus meets the Black Sea. The official name of the lighthouse is mentioned as Turkeli Lighthouse.
The small fishing village (Rumeli lighthouse village) named after lighthouse, also welcomes you with its unique view. It is the preferred spot for those who want to live in Istanbul and spend a nostalgic weekend.
Rumeli Lighthouse and Village, which can be preferred by those who are bored with the crowd of Istanbul, is a peaceful place that those who long for nature will love. There is a historical plane tree in the village square, which has been standing since 1910. You can drink your tea and coffee in the cafe around the plane tree. While you are in the village, you will feel like the main girl / boy who played a leading role in old Turkish movies.
Garipce Castle on the European side of Istanbul; It is located in the village of Garipce (weirdly) in Sarıyer. It stands between Rumeli Feneri (Lighthouse) and Rumeli Kavagı (Poplar) Just at the next of the Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge. With the Bridge, which was opened in 2017, its name started to be heard frequently.
Wrote a small reminder for you about the Garipce Castle and village. I think you will enjoy seeing this still small, quiet and serene village before growing up (being invaded). Garipce Castle was not well protected, it has been damaged a lot until today. The castle was built by Sultan Mustafa III between 1757 and 1774.
It is known that the Turkish Armed Forces used the castle for a short time. This historical castle stands against the view of Yavuz Sultan Selim bridge.
Anadolu Kavagı (poplar)
Anadolu Kavagı is a fishing village in the Beykoz district of Istanbul, a place with magnificent tranquility for those who are tired, the chaos of Istanbul or those who want to breathe the old Istanbul air. This village, with its clean air and magnificent Bosphorus view, has details that will leave pleasant memories for your timeless visits, like the Anatolian woman who is prepared to have a pleasant time for its visitors.
It keeps its silence like a fresh bride, has a meditative effect. With its fishing boats, lush green hills overlooking the Bosphorus, and wooden houses, Anadolu Kavagı is like a masterfully shot photograph. I went to Anadolu Kavagı for peace og mind and enjoy myself- What is your purpuse?
İstanbul Butterfly Farm
Istanbul Butterfly Farm, The butterflies flying in a colorful park, skillfully crafted with all details in mind, are like a gateway to happiness despite their short lives. It is a 5-acre green area surrounded by forests where you can meet and dream about butterflies with your children. Turkey's first butterfly farm, established in Beykoz, invites you to become a partner to the daily life of a butterfly.
Butterfly Garden and Glutton Caterpillar Cafe are open every day of the week and serve between 10:00 and 18:00.
(Fire and barbecue are prohibited.)there is entrance fees
BUTTERFLY FARM CONTACT INFORMATION
Address: Zerzavatçı District, Fatih Sultan Cad. No: 13, 34829 Beykoz / İstanbul
Phone: +90 532 617 30 00
Bosphorus of İstanbul, undoubtedly, we are very lucky to live in a very special city which divide by two continent. Although it has some hard-to-pass handicaps, such as population, migration and traffic, none of this changes the fact that Istanbul is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. One of the elements that make the city so special is definitely the unique strait of Istanbul (Bosphorus).
Let's take a closer look at all the details of the Bosphorus, which is accepted as the symbol of the city. The Bosphorus, which makes Istanbul famous, connects the Black Sea and the Marmara Sea. In addition, one side of this Bosphorus belongs to Europe and the other side belongs to Asia. This makes the Bosphorus highly valuable in terms of geopolitics. Not only in Istanbul, Turkey is where all the touristy introduction to the most commonly used.
It has the narrowest passage compared to the other Bosphorus that carry international maritime transportation in the world. Many countries on the Black Sea coast have to use it to travel to the Mediterranean. There are three bridges on the Bosphorus. Since bridges connect two continents, they have a very important function.
There is a very busy sea transport on the Bosphorus. Apart from ferries and ferry lines, it is also cargo ships or passenger boat frequently during the day. Marmaray tunnel, which recently added a new dimension to submarine transportation, can reach both sides of the Bosphorus at a faster rate.
The Maiden's Tower and Kurucesme (kuruchshme) Island are very popular in the area surrounding the waters. Total length of the Bosphorus is 29.5 km, Average depth of the Bosphorus is known as 61 meters. On the other hand, the deepest areas of the Bosphorus are around 120 meters.
Bebek and Kandilli regions are the areas with the highest depth. This depth generally increases with a certain acceleration from south to north direction. Narrowest part of the Bosphorus is between Rumeli and Anadolu fortress. This area has a total width of 760 meters, largest part of the Bosphorus is around 3600 meters. The closest freeze case occurred in 1954. The masses of ice that came through Romania at that time caused the throat to be completely closed. It sounds amazing; but in February 1954, people had to walk down the Bosphorus.
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