- Place or Religious Monument
- Place or Historical Monument
When you arrive at Eyüp, you'll understand why Istanbul is known as the 'City On Seven Hills'. If you arrive by boat, here's a fun idea for a tour. Start climbing up via the famous cemetery. Rather than waiting for the cable car, this walk passes by some ancient tombstones that dot the hillside.
With a bit of luck, on arrival you'll find spot on the cafe's terrace. I loved sitting back and admiring the grandiose view from the shade of sweet-smelling fig trees. From this height you'll be able to see over the entire Golden Horn and get a real idea of the immensity of the city. If you go there at night, you'll see Istanbul lit up. You'll also see how the natural border between East and West is clearly defined by the bridges.
In the cafe you can buy a copy of Aziyade - a work by Loti, a sailor and writer who lived in Eyüp. Later, you can enjoy some bedtime reading and learn about old Stamboul. A great, cultural souvenir from your trip to Turkey. Once you've come back down the hill, you'll find yourself in the centre of town. It's a chance to explore one of the more conservative neighbourhoods.