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Bosporus
Boğaziçi

4.6/5
783 Reviews
Strait/Fjord
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Open all day
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1-2 hours
Address: Bosporus, Istanbul
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[Bosphorus Strait] (Bosporus Strait) is also called Istanbul Strait. It is the dividing line between the Eurasian continent, the North Lian Black Sea, the South Tong Marmara Sea and the Mediterranean Sea. The total length of the channel 30.4km, the widest is 3.6km, the narrowest is 708m, the deepest is 120m, the shallowest is 27.5m, and Turkey is divided into Asia and Europe. In 1973, the Turks built a Bosphorus Highway Bridge across the channel with a growth of 1560m. It became a very important local transportation route. [Bosphorus] means "oxen crossing" in Greek. The legend says that Zeus, the king of all gods in ancient Greece, had become a majestic cow, carrying a beautiful princess on her side, from this rough channel to the other side, the channel is named.

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The Bosporus Strait, which divides Istanbul in two, is also known as the Strait of Istanbul. It connects the Black Sea in the north to the Marmara and Mediterranean Sea in the south, splitting Turkey into a European side and an Asian side. Both sides are famous historical districts in Istanbul. A common way to enjoy the Bosporus is by tour cruise. Sailing down the Bosphorous offers a great view of scenic spots on each side of the strait accompanied by the beauty of the water itself, especially at sunset when the scenery becomes particularly mesmerizing.
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