Explore Ortakoy - Attractions, Sights, Things to Do & See in Ortakoy, Istanbul

Ortakoy is one of the most popular, lively and attractive neighborhood of Besiktas, Istanbul, located just by the Bosphorus and under the Bosphorus Bridge.

Ortakoy is also another popular nightlife and entertainment centers of Istanbul with its variety of great cafes, bars, pubs, restaurants, shops, boutiques, baked potato & souvenir shops.

Ortakoy also hosts the historical heritage with its beautiful Ortakoy Mosque. Ortakoy is also one of the best places to see in Istanbul.

Attractions & Things to Do in & around Ortakoy...

Strolling around the Ortakoy Sqaure, watching the crowd, having a rest and drinking tea or coffee at the various cafes and restaurants nearby the sea in the company of Bosphorus is one of the best things to do in Ortakoy.

Ortakoy Square and Ortakoy Mosque is the heart of the Ortakoy. Many locals prefer to buy baked potatoes from numerous cafes and eat their baked potatoes by the beautiful views of the Bosphorus.

Famous and historical places to visit and see in Ortakoy include; Ortakoy Mosque which is also known as Mecidiye Mosque, the Ayios Fokas Church from the Byzantium era and a Synagogue named Etz Ahayim. Also the Damat Ibrahim Pasha fountain located at the Ortakoy Sqaure, dating back to 18th century, is worth a see.

The street markets are also vert popular in Ortakoy. They are held in every weekend. Visitors may enjoy and buy variety of handicrafts, souvenirs, second hand books, various great items and more...

Summer nights are very lively here in Ortakoy as Ortakoy is also a great entertainment and nightlife center of Istanbul Famous night clubs of Istanbul are located at Ortakoy through Bebek, like Reina.

Özellikle hafta sonu Pazar günleri meydan ve çevresinde kurulan semt pazarı ve hediyelik eşya, el işi takılar, şapkalar, çantalar, ikinci el kitaplar, renkli objeler gibi yerel zanaatkarların ürünlerinin satıldığı dükkanlar cıvıl cıvıldır. Ortaköy'de özellikle yaz akşamları gece hayatı çok renklidir. Yaz akşamları boyunca Ortaköy'den kalkan ve boğaz turu yapan tekneler ile güzel bir gece eğlencesi yaşayabilirsiniz. Bununla birlikte Reina gibi İstanbul'un birçok ünlü gece kulübü de Ortaköy'dedir.

In Ortakoy you may Visit and See ...

Popular Restaurants & Cafes in Ortakoy...

The House Cafe
Address: Salhane Str. No:1, Ortakoy - Istanbul ; Tel: (0212) 227 26 99

Adsress: Salhane Str. No: 3 Ortakoy - Istanbul ; Tel: (0212) 259 90 60

How to Get to Ortakoy?

Getting to Ortakoy. There are many public busses operate to Ortakoy from many districts of Istanbul. It is possible to access Ortakoy;
  • From Besiktas and Kabatas; by public busses to Sariyer district or 30 mins walk,
  • From Uskudar or Kadikoy; by public ferries to Besiktas and than taking public busses.

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