Istanbul - Besiktas, Ortakoy & Kurucesme (Chapter)
This is the Beşiktaş, Ortaköy & Kuruçeşme chapter from Lonely Planet's Istanbul guidebook.
North of the palace precinctalong the shore of the Bosphorus is the famous ‘Golden Mile’, a string of upmarket nightclubs running between the waterside suburbs of Ortaköy and Kuruçeşme, once humble fishing villages and now pockets of prime real estate.
- getting a glimpse into the public and private life of one of the last Ottoman sultans at Dolmabahçe Palace.
- Viewing 19th-century Ottoman painting in a Crown Prince’s residence at the National Palaces Painting Museum.
- Wandering the streets surrounding the waterside meydanı (main square) in the former fishing village of Ortaköy.
- restaurants & bars
Coverage includes: Neighbourhood Top Five, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Eating, Sleeping, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Sports & Activities and Shopping.
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