"Arnavutköy" Arnavutköy Tip by H-TownJourneyman

Arnavutköy, Istanbul: 1 reviews and 2 photos

  Francalaci Sokak in Arnavutköy
by H-TownJourneyman
  • Francalaci Sokak in Arnavutköy - Istanbul
      Francalaci Sokak in Arnavutköy
    by H-TownJourneyman
  • Old Houses In Arnavutköy Overlooking The Bosphorus - Istanbul
      Old Houses In Arnavutköy Overlooking The Bosphorus
    by H-TownJourneyman

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.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 8, 2007
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