Arnavutkoy; a historical neighborhood in Besiktas
Are you looking for a picturesque shoreline to have a sidewalk by the sea? Arnavutkoy is a historical neighborhood in Besiktas. It is located in the middle of Ortaköy and Bebek on the European shoreline of the Bosphorus strait.
Arnavutkoy is known for its numerous fish restaurants, pretty and old waterside residences that gives its authentic sense. If you would like to taste some delicious Turkish food, you may have your lunch at Fıstık Lahmacun or Bodrum Mantı.
The coexistence of different religious beliefs and ethnic backgrounds is significant in Arnavutkoy. It is possible to walk by a church, a synagogue and a mosque in close proximity. Robert College, the first established American school outside US, is located on the hills of Arnavutkoy; it gives the neighborhood its welcoming aspect.
The Arnavutkoy town square is where Ataturk’s statue with a few children is located.
After sunsets, the lights of two Bosphorous Bridges revives the quiet neighborhood.
If you have a chance to talk to old residents of the neighborhood, you can hear their complex backgrounds and their good, tolerating relationships with other ethnicities.
You will love this charming communtity in the middle of one of the world’s largest cities.
This is why you will be more than welcomed to visit Arnavutkoy, photograph fishing people and fisher boats and find tranquility in Bosphorous view.