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Where Is the Oldest Marina in Istanbul?

The name of the oldest marina in Istanbul is Eminenyu. This is the very historical port around which the city of Constantinople was once formed.

The word “Eminenyu” translates as “before justice”, customs officials in the Ottoman Empire were called “emins”. It was through this port that the main trade flows passed, there was a customs office here. And this is the name given to the entire central district of the city, which is now considered the main tourist center of Istanbul.

Transport at the Pier

Eminenyu Pier is one of the main transport hubs of the city. Istanbul is a city where it is easier to travel by ferry, you do not need to stand in traffic jams for so much time, and the time will be spent about the same.

The entire system of urban transport is connected together, in the subway, on cable cars and marinas. There are identical turnstiles everywhere, you can easily pass through them with an istambulcard. This map allows you to navigate all public transport in Istanbul

The most popular mode of transport in the city is the ferry. The first ferry in Istanbul appeared in 1837 and departed from this pier.

Water transport runs from 6:30 to 23:00. Each route has its own plan, which varies on weekdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Ferries run every day, so this type of transport will suit you at any time of the year and in any weather.

In addition to the usual transport, special ferries depart from the pier, which go to the Prince Islands.Since the islands are located on the territory of Istanbul, they can be paid with an Istambulcard.

Other Entertainment at the Marina

If you are in Istanbul, then you should definitely try street food. At this pier, it’s pretty easy to do it. There is a huge selection of places where you can try simit, the national fish in bread (Balık.Ekmek), or other popular food.

And the most important thing is, of course, the Galata Bridge. You can enjoy the grandeur of this bridge and take great photos. After all, from this pier is considered the best side for doing photo.

Going a little from the pier, the historical district of Istanbul – Sultanahmed immediately begins, so it becomes easier to see several historical objects at once in one day.

You can read this article in Russian language: Где находится самая старая пристань в Стамбуле?

Maria Rybakova

Hello, I'm Maria, I live in Istanbul. I love traveling and discovering new places. I share my trips on Expat Guide Turkey.

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