Anadolu Hisari Travel Guide Information (how to going)

Below you can find information about popular places, places to visit, activities and transportation in Anadolu Hisarı.

Anadolu Hisarı, which gives its name to the district of Beykoz district, was built by Yıldırım Bayezid for the conquest of Istanbul. Due to the cuteness and beauty of the fortress, it is also known as Güzelhisar (Guzelce Fortress).

Anadolu Hisarı Attractions, Activities

Anadolu Hisarı welcomes visitors especially on weekends with its Bosphorus view and beautiful nature.

The tea gardens, cafes and restaurants located in the area where Göksu Stream empties into the sea and around the Anadolu Hisarı pier and square are preferred places for breakfast and eating and drinking, especially at weekends.


Towards the hills, it is another pleasure to walk in the narrow streets and breathe the beautiful air of the district in the fresh air accompanied by the magnificent Bosphorus view. The surroundings of the district are in the position of a nice walking and excursion track.

Anatolian Fortress

As you know, Istanbul was besieged twice until the conquest of Fatih Sultan Mehmed in 1453. The first siege by Yıldırım Bayezid in 1391 was postponed due to the wars with the Hungarians.


Afterwards, Istanbul was besieged by Yıldırım Bayezid in 1395 and a castle was built here as part of this plan. However, the siege was lifted due to the wars and struggles during the period. Anadolu Hisarı is also a building dating from this period.

Otagtepe Fatih Grove

Otağtepe Fatih Korusu, located right next to the Fatih Sultan Mehmet bridge towards the hills of Anadolu Hisarı, is a very beautiful hill and green area where you can watch the magnificent views of Istanbul.

How to Go to Anadolu Hisarı? Transport

Located on the Anatolian coast of the Bosphorus, Anadolu Hisarı is approximately 10 km from Üsküdar. It comes after Kuzguncuk, Beylerbeyi, Çengelköy and Kandilli districts, respectively, towards the Black Sea direction.

The most practical and fastest way to reach Anadolu Hisarı is by sea.

You can also use the following city lines ferry services to come directly to Anadolu Hisarı by sea.

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