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Anadolu Kavagi & the Genoese Castle

After a great cruise on the Bosphorus of Istanbul, the ferry takes us to Anadolu Kavagi, to the north, near by the Black Sea, where we see the wonderful view of the castle called Genoese Castle, due to Genoa’s possession of it in the mid fifteenth century. It is also called Yoros Castle or Yoros Kiseli.

Bosphorus Cruise, Istanbul

The Bosporus or Bosphorus, also known as the Istanbul Strait, is a strait that forms the boundary between the European part, Rumelia, of Turkey and its Asian part, Anatolia. The world's narrowest strait used for international navigation, it connects the Black Sea with the Sea of Marmara (which is connected by the Dardanelles to the Aegean Sea, and thereby to the Mediterranean Sea). It is approximately 30 km long, with a maximum width of 3,700 metres at the northern entrance, and a minimum width of 700 metres between Kandilli and Aşiyan; and 750 metres between Anadoluhisarı and Rumelihisarı.