Harem, Üsküdar – İstanbul – Turkey
GPS : 41°00’50.4″N 29°00’34.6″E / 41.013996, 29.009602
Main Breakwater Lighthouse
GPS : 41°00’50.0″N 29°00’34.4″E / 41.013875, 29.009560
Harem is a neighbourhood in the Anatolian part of Istanbul, Turkey. Belonging to the Üsküdar district, it lies on the coast of the Sea of Marmara between the centres of Üsküdar and Kadıköy districts, next to Haydarpaşa Terminal.
One of the two main coach terminals in Istanbul is located in Harem (Turkish: Harem Otogarı). Coaches to almost all of the cities in Turkey depart from here. In October 2013, the Metropolitan Municipality announced that there exist plans to relocate Harem coach terminal because of capacity problems and inner city traffic congestion.
There is a car ferryboat terminal in Harem operated by İDO for a line to Sirkeci, which is directly across the strait. The car ferryboat line offres an alternative to the heavy traffic on the Bosphorus Bridge.
Selimiye Barracks, best known as the place, where famous nurse Florence Nightingale cared for the wounded and infected British soldiers during the Crimean War, is situated on the highway connecting the terminals to the motorway Istanbul-Ankara (O-2).
Üsküdar’s long promenade along the coast from the center down in southern direction towards the bus station at Harem is popular in summer as it commands excellent views of the European shore of Topkapı Palace, Aya Sofya, Sultan Ahmed Mosque (The Blue Mosque), Taksim and Beşiktaş. This promenade is lined with cafes and restaurants, the most famous and prominent of which is not on the coast but out in the water: Kız Kulesi (Maiden’s Tower), a small tower just off the coast that has existed since Byzantine times.
Further down along the coast is the Harem neighborhood, which contains a major intercity bus terminal and the Selimiye Barracks where Florence Nightingale once tended wounded British soldiers. Behind the coast, towards the east, Üsküdar climbs steeply into the residential areas uphill, Bağlarbaşı and Doğancılar.
Capacity : 88 Boats
Main Breakwater : 70 m
Administration : Selimiye Fishery Products Cooperative
Shopping : Hipermarkets, Supermarkets, Shops, Markets, Stores
Reparing & Maintenance Workshops : City center
Technical Equipment Shops : City center
Accommodation : Rental House, Apart Hotels, Pensions, Hotels, Motels
Dining : Restaurants, Cafes, Buffets, Bakeries, Fish Restaurants
Communication : Post Office, Phone, Internet, Wi-Fi
Health : Hospital, Health Center, Pharmacies, Doctors, Nurses, Ambulances, Dentits
Bank : Banks and cash machines
Entertainment : Bars, Discotheques, Night Clubs, Tea Gardens
Transport : Taxi, Minibus, Bus
They are clean and have pleasant services. Fishes available due to seasons.
Bus : Harem – Üsküdar, Şile, Ağva, Kadıköy
Marmararay : Üsküdar – Ayrılık Çeşmesi, Üsküdar -Sirkeci, Yenikapı, Kazlıçeşme
Ferryboat : Üsküdar – Sirkeci
Metro : Kadıköy – Kartal