A Lovely Neighboorhood: Ortaköy
Ortaköy is a cozy, warm and friendly neighborhood with many old buildings and a great sight. It is like a village in the middle of Istanbul. Ortaköy is close to the Bosphorus Bridge and this gives it a special view of the sea from the dock. The sightseeing is not only about the Bosphorus, also it is very pleasant to walk in the lovely streets which full of restaurants, cafes, antique shops, jewelerys kiosks, artist galleries and relaxing, quiet bars.
You will find many things to see or buy in the narrow streets of Ortaköy. And you can navigate yourself by looking the Ortaköy Mosque so you wouldn’t get lost. While you are in Ortaköy, a must to do thing is trying baked potatoes and waffles which are very famous there. You will definitely see the kiosks. Even if they are a bit more expensive than the other places, they put so much toppings on it. After you finish your tour in the cozy streets you can take the Bosphorus tour from there and sail to the Bosphorus. If you are in Istanbul and want to escape from the traffic and the crowd, don’t miss going to Ortaköy. And don’t hurry in your tour, spend some time relaxing.