Bosphorus (Istanbul, Turkey)

The Bosphorus (Turkish: Boğaziçi) is the 32 km (20-mile)-long north-south strait that joins the Sea of Marmara with the Black Sea in Istanbul, and separates the continents of Europe and Asia. Bosphorus comes from a Tracian word of unknown origin, interpreted in Greek as meaning “Ford of the Cow”, from the legend of Io, one of the many lovers of Zeus, who swam across the sea here as a cow chased and continuously disturbed by flies sent by Hera.

İstanbul'da Boğaz havadan görünümü

Aerial view of the Bosphorus in Istanbul, Turkey

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Photos and Videos of the Bosphorus in Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul Bosporus-Kreuzfahrt-Tour bei Nacht (Türkei)

Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise Tour by night (Turkey)

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With the shores rising to heights up to 200 meters (650 feet), lined with palaces, ruins, villages, and gardens, this is one of the most beautiful stretches of scenery in Turkey. The best way of seeing the Bosphorus in all its beauty is to take a trip on one of the coastal boats, in this way it is also possible to admire many of the old Ottoman wooden houses (called as Yali in Turkish). It is also possible to stay in some of the best hotels or eat in some of the best restaurants along its shores during the stay in this magnificent city.

Fotos und Videos von den Bosporus in Istanbul, Türkei

اسطنبول ومضيق البوسفور (تركيا)

Istanbul and the Bosphorus (Turkey)

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Fotos y Vídeos de Bósforo en Estambul, Turquía


Photos et Vidéos du Bosphore à Istanbul, Turquie

Foto’s en Video’s van de Bosporus in Istanbul, Turkije

صور وفيديو من مضيق البوسفور في اسطنبول، تركيا

İstanbul, Türkiye Resimler ve Videolar Boğaziçi

Фото и Видео на Босфор в Стамбуле, Турция

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