"Arnavutköy" Arnavutköy Tip by H-TownJourneyman
Arnavutköy, Istanbul: 1 reviews and 2 photos
Arnavutköy is a small fishing neighborhood along the Bosphorus, on the European side of Istanbul. The area has been populated since the 4th century, when it was settled by the Greeks. Over the years, Armenians, Jews, and eventually Turks resided here. The name Arnavutköy actually means "Albanian Village", this due to the fact that following the Turkish conquest of Istanbul in 1453, Sultan Mehmet II resettled the area with Albanian immigrants. Now Arnavutköy is best known for it's many delicious fish restaurants and beautiful Ottoman style houses, built mostly in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. I highly recommend a visit here to grab a bite to eat, and stroll along the waterfront walkway to view the fabulous houses in front of the Bosphorus.
Directions: Located along the Bosphorus near Bebek, almost directly between the 2 bridges over the Bosphorus.
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