Istanbul Fast Ferries


Yenikapı Hızlı Feribot Iskelesi,


You can cruise between the continents for $1— plus 30¢ for a glass of tea on board—by catching a local ferry at the Eminönü docks on the Golden Horn and taking a leisurely cruise on the Bosporos. Ferries chug gently north toward the Black Sea past Ottoman palaces, Baroque mosques, sultanic hisari (fortresses), and lovely villages all the way to the end of the line, Anadolu Kavagi. This takes about 1.5 hours, and you can either wait a few hours for the return ferry or take the bus back south into town.