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Halic, Istanbul

4.5
#2 of 17 in Nature in Istanbul
Water Body · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Serving as a commercial center for the past two millennia, Halic occupies an estuary that separates the old city in the south from the more European north. Owing to its strategic location, the site witnessed a number of memorable historic occurrences and its sparkling beauty has been immortalized in paintings and poems throughout the centuries. Observe the ships and busy locals at this lively spot and walk along the bridge that connects the two sides. Take a break at one of the quaint cafes in the area. To visit Halic and get the most from your holiday in Istanbul, create itinerary details personal to you using our Istanbul route builder.
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  • The Golden Horn (in Turkish Halic) divides two European parts of the two continent city. It's a sea inlet of the Bosphorus strait stretching inland westwards. There are many attractions along it...  more »
  • It is like small bosphorus or like lake in the center of City. Pierre Loti Hill is best place to see Golden Horn. You can drink Tea and Eat Turkish delicious "Gozleme" at Pierre Loti Hill.  more »
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