Known as the city of seven hills, Istanbul is almost a fascinating city with its bridges connecting the Asian and European continents, unique beauties, and historical texture. This city, which is the subject of poetry, hosts beautiful landscapes. Visitors to Istanbul for the first time are amazed by the wonderful works of different civilizations.
Among the places that we can say not to be missed when we come to Istanbul are places that have become symbols of the city such as the Maiden's Tower, Galata Tower, Eminönü and the Historical Spice Bazaar, Ortaköy, Sultanahmet, Hagia Sophia, Büyükada and Heybeliada. Of course, it is not possible without watching the Bosphorus view. However, in addition to the Bosphorus view, the Prince's Islands are also a remarkable sight to be seen.
We have listed the most beautiful places where you can watch the Prince's Islands view. By adding these points to your Istanbul route, you can enjoy the unique view.
1. View Istanbul from the Highest Hill: Aydos Hill
Known as the highest point in Istanbul, Aydos Hill has a height of 537 meters. You can enjoy the view of the Islands from this hill, which has a bird's eye view of Istanbul.
Aydos Hill, which has magnanimous calmness and tranquility at sunset and sunrise, is located in Kartal district. Although it has a long and challenging road, you can have fun in the Aydos Promenade Area. You can also visit Aydos Pond, located in the opposite direction of the hill.
2. Another Hill with Magnificent View: Dragos Hill
Dragos Hill, which is frequented by residents of the Anatolian side, especially with its sunset view, is located between Kartal and Maltepe district borders. This hill is one of the most beautiful hills where you can see the Marmara Sea from a bird's eye view and watch the Prince Islands, including Büyükada and Heybeliada.
Dragos is also known as "Sevda Hill" because it is famous for its moonlight. Its name is based on an imaginary treasure. The treasure exists on this hill and a dragon waiting for it. Access to this hill on the Anatolian coastline is also easy.
3. A Hidden Beauty: Gözdağı Grove
Gözdağı Grove, located in Pendik district, is one of the places that offer unique views. In this grove, which is one of the hidden beauties of Istanbul and resembles an eagle's nest, you can watch the overlook of the Prince's Islands at all hours of the day. This grove, which is 206 meters above sea level and offers an extensive view angle, promises pleasant moments with its picnic areas and cruise hills.
4. Her Place Is Always Unique: The Maiden's Tower
It is overwhelming to see the Maiden's Tower, which is known as the symbol of Istanbul with its famous story. But there is also the view of Istanbul from inside the Maiden's Tower, which is worth everything. Going to the Maiden's Tower, which must be on your list of must-see places before you die, is invaluable to watch the magnificent view of the Prince's islands.
You can reach the Maiden's Tower by boats sailing from Üsküdar Salacak Beach.
5. A Peaceful Place: Big Camlica Hill
Çamlıca Hill, which we are familiar with from the romantic scenes of Yeşilçam, has a broad view from the Bosphorus to Haydarpaşa, from Haydarpaşa to the Prince's Islands with its deep blue waters. You can witness magnificent scenes at any time of the day from Çamlıca Hill, which is 268 meters high.
6. A Unique Architecture: Topkapı Palace Mecidiye Mansion
On the terrace of Topkapı Palace Mecidiye Pavilion, which has a magnificent historical and architectural texture, this once you can find the opportunity to watch Istanbul from the heart, not from a hill. From this building, which was built by Sultan Abdülmecid in 1859, you can view the significant landmarks of the city such as Sarayburnu, Tophane, Karaköy, Beşiktaş, Dolmabahçe and the view of the Prince's Islands. We recommend that you add this historical place, where you will feel Istanbul in all its spirit and presence, to your list.
7. A Comfortable Experience: Elite World Asia Hotel
You can choose the Elite World Asia Hotel on your Istanbul trip to visit all these beauties without any problems. You can have a good time with comfortable accommodation experience and enjoy the magnificent view of the Prince's Islands. You also easily reach many places including the airport from Elite World Asia Hotel, located in Maltepe, one of the best locations on the Anatolian Side.