Bosphorus Strait

Bosphorus Strait, Istanbul Overview

The Bosphorus Strait is the dividing waterway between Europe and Asia. With Europe on one side and Asia on the other, it makes for an ideal cruise for some scenic views of most of Istanbul's landmarks. The Hagia Sofia and the Sultan Ahmed Mosque are also visible from the cruise.

The Bosphorus is an international strait of huge strategic importance. Along the coast, you can also witness the old wooden houses from Ottoman times. There are two suspension bridges connecting the two continents across the strait as well. The Bosphorus Strait cruises are considered to be one of the best and the most scenic tours of Istanbul.

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