Anadolu Kavağı, a small fishing town in the Beykoz district of Istanbul, is an indispensable route for those who are fed up with city’s turmoil. Because this pretty town maintains its silence and calmness at both weekends and during weekdays. Anadolu Kavağı offers a peaceful spectacle with its fishing boats stationed on its beach, lush green hills and wooden houses overlooking the Bosporus. So, what can those who wish to visit Anadolu Kavağı for a weekend getaway do in this small town? Here is a list of things you should definitely do when you are in Anadolu Kavağı for a day!
How can I spend my time in Anadolu Kavağı?
We have mentioned above how Anadolu Kavağı brings blue and green together. So the first thing you need to do in this cute town is to take a walk by the sea to have your fill of the deep blue sea and find peace. You can also take a walk through the beachfront green areas at the end of the road before you come to Anadolu Kavağı. You can even read a book here and enjoy the silence. On top of all that, you can also immortalize your day by taking pictures of the magnificent view from the pier.
Since Anadolu Kavağı is still a more natural place when compared to the crowded districts of Istanbul, there are many stands here that sell natural products such as village eggs, linden, olives, grapes, corn bread, honey, wild strawberries and handicrafts. During your visit to Anadolu Kavağı, you can do shopping from these stalls and buy natural products for your kitchen needs.
When you go to Anadolu Kavağı, extremely nostalgic streets will be awaiting you. Old wooden houses, age-old plane trees, dogs strolling in the streets, old men sitting in coffee houses and many other sceneries you have been longing for are some of the things you will often encounter in the streets of Anadolu Kavağı. Therefore, you can continue your trip by randomly roaming the streets and photographing the sceneries that warm the cockles of your heart.
Another amazing spectacle of Anadolu Kavağı is located on the Yuşa Hill. If you are driving, you can reach the hill without having to climb the hill; and you will have to do a bit of walking if you are not. On the hill you will be greeted by the Yuşa Mosque and Shrine, the blue-green hues interconnecting the Black Sea and the Marmara Sea, and a unique view. All you will need to do is to allow yourself to be allured by the peerless view and enjoy the moment!
What to eat and drink in Anadolu Kavağı
We mentioned that Anadolu Kavağı was a pretty fishing town. For this reason, during your visit to Anadolu Kavağı, you should definitely taste the seafood. You can eat fish on the beach during your weekend getaway and have your fill of the calamari and mussels whose sauces are prepared specially. And let us add that all this costs much less than in other parts of Istanbul.
How to go to Anadolu Kavağı
Now that we have shared with you some valuable tips about Anadolu Kavağı, which is a hotspot for weekend getaways, let us give you some tips on how to get there. How to go to Anadolu Kavağı You can go to this pretty town quite easily using public transport. You can either take the ferries departing from Eminönü or Kadıköy or use those that depart from Sarıyer every hour. You can also take the buses 15KÇ and 15ŞN from Üsküdar and get off at the Kavacık Dörtyol stop and then take the bus 15A to reach your final destination, Anadolu Kavağı.
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