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"Kilyos (seaside) via Sariyer" Kilyos Tip by merak

Kilyos, Istanbul: 2 reviews and 4 photos

Take the bus 25 from Eminönü to Sariyer, and from Sariyer another to Kilyos.
You may avoid paying a fee to reach the seaside walking to the left, to the outskirts of Kilyos.
The beach there is very nice also! Fine sand, clear water and a flora you may discover as new.

Description: The ride lasts about two hours. Bus 25 (I think the number has not yet changed) slingers on the whole side of the Bosphorus (some locals went sick in the unclimatised buses in August and had to vomit in a plastic bag crying "Ölürüm!"). So be aware if you can stand such a way or not.
Sariyer is famous because of it's wood houses and it's börek. But the börek is to be found downtown as well. Make a roundwalk before getting the bus to Kilyos. The bus will cross a forest picnic zone and at least reach Kilyos. Some buses go to Demirciköy, but there is no beach. You will enjoy your stay coming from smoggy downtown.

Ah, and if you want to try the European Marmara seaside one good chance is to take (from central Bus station/ Otogar) a bus to Sultanköy. No use to travel further if you want to have a nice beach in a nice place. Rides in that direction are astonishingly expensive: For Sharköy you would pay half the price as for Trabzon!

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  • Updated Jun 7, 2006
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