Eminonu is the general area at the southeastern end of the Galata Bridge. It spans the old and the new Istanbul. A hundred buses leave its terminal every hour, to destinations far and near. A dozen ferries are launched from its piers, a short distance across the Bosphorus to the Asian side of the city or farther up the strait. You'll delight in all the street you'll hope to find. All this, and more, makes Eminonu one of the most vibrant areas of this extraordinary metropolis.
The historic peninsula is divided into two districts: Eminonu and Fatih. Eminonu is where you'll find most of the major attractions: Hagia Sophia, Sultanahmet, New Mosque, the Grand Bazaar, the Egyptian Bazaar and others. Closer to Sultanahmet you'll find this to be one of the more touristy areas of town but closer to the water in the streets around the Spice Bazaar you can find more authentic shops, restaurants and sites.
Great shopping, boats, fresh fish seaside, lots of local color
Eminönü is Istanbul's transport hub, by the Golden Horn. Comprising trains, trams, buses and ferry terminals, if you are travelling independently, you will undoubtedly spend time here changing between different methods of transport. You should visit the Balık-Ekmek (Fish Sandwich) stalls by the side of the ferry docks, for a not-to-be-missed Istanbul favourite. This is also the location of the Yeni Cami (New Mosque) and the Spice Bazaar.
I loved Eminonu and the surrounding area!This is the transportation hub as well as a central point for many of Istanbul's attractions.From here you can easily hop a ferry and sail up the Bosphorus.I also would suggest a Fish Sandwich at one of the many boats that will beckon you.These sandwiches are delicious and very inexpensive.I highly recommend.
It was fun to travel with ships. You must try it
first time i see big boot in there think this is river but isnt .this is see
This is a place where the word "crowded" is re-defined. Its a must for a tourist to see once for a lifetime but not a place I'd prefer to be every day. Good shopping opportunity here. Not for branded goods but more of traditional turkish style carpets, jewellery, spices etc. Beware for little boys trying to sell you perfumes or shoe shiners. Don't look at them at the eyes and don't even say no when they ask you to buy things (they accept this as a started conversation). Just ignore and keep walking..