Today we gave our feet a rest and took a cruise up the Bosphorus Strait to the Black Sea.
The Dolmabahce Palace was built in the 19th century by an Ottoman sultan.
The Ortakoy Mosque and the Bosphorus Bridge.
The Rumeli Fortress was built in 80 days before the conquest of Constantinople in 1453.
A mosque in a pretty setting and the mouth of the Black Sea.
We stopped just short of the Black Sea at a tiny village named Anadolu Kavagi. It has 5 shops, a bakery, a sweets shop, a bus stop and at least 30 restaurants for the tourists who take this cruise!
Before lunch we climbed up to Yoros Castle where the views were spectacular. The guide book says this hike is moderately strenuous but I beg to differ about the moderate part.
Yes, this dog’s home is his castle.
After a panini type sandwich and a rest we cruised back to the city. Here are a few of the beautiful homes we passed. It’s fun to see the different styles of architecture.
And last but not least……..