Rumeli Kavağı, Sarıyer – İstanbul – Turkey

GPS : 41°10’46.9″N 29°04’26.4″E / 41.179681, 29.074013
Anadolu Kavağı Lighthouse
Focal Plane : 16 m, Tower Height : 5 m
Character : R. Fl. (3) 15.0 Second, Flashing Character : 1,0+2,0+1,0+2,0+1,0+8,0, Visibility Range : 8 nautical miles

VHF Channel : 16
Call Sign : ” rumelikavak harbour ”

Main Breakwater Lighthouse
GPS : 41°10’47.0″N 29°04’27.0″E / 41.179708, 29.074159

Inner Breakwater Lighthouse
GPS : 41°10’47.0″N 29°04’25.9″E / 41.179715, 29.073875

This neighborhood marks the last boat pier on the European side of the Bosphorus. On the rock of the lighthouse stands the Column of Pompeii which was part of an ancient shrine. The historical site is located in the north of the Bosporus, in Sarıyer. Rumeli Kavağı is famous with its fish, fig and sea mussels. Anadolu Kavağı stands opposite the Rumeli Kavağı. There is a historical castle coming from the Genoeses 14th century. A fishing district on the European side of the Bosphorus, at the tip of straits where the Marmara Sea meets the Black Sea.

Rumeli Kavağı is easy to visit as part of the city-run Bosphorus Tour. The long ferry ride up the strait pauses for three full hours at Anadolu Kavağı, allowing you plenty of time to catch a local boat across the strait to Rumeli Kavağı. This picturesque little town is intimately connected to the sea, with boats, fishermen and fish restaurants dominating life and commerce, and is almost completely skipped by tourists.

The last ferry stop on the European shore of the Bosphorus is Rumeli Kavağı. A delightful little fisherman village with the ruins of a medieval castle and several fish restaurants, some of which have a spectacular view over the wild and rocky scenery of the last stretch of Bosphorus to the Black Sea, and looking across to the most substantial castle on the Asian shore above Anadolu Kavağı.

In its heyday a wall connected each castle to the quay, from which a mole projected into the channel on each side. Here the Byzantines collected tolls and customs dues from passing ships. In time of danger they could cut off all shipping with a chain linking the moles a formidable continuous line of defense from hilltop to hilltop


Capacity : 120 Boats

Harbour Facilities
Drinkable Water
Fuel Pump
Fishermen Local
Fish Market

Administration : Rumeli Kavağı Fishery Products Cooperative

Shopping : Shops, Markets, Stores
Accommodation : Pensions, Hotels, Motels, Rental Houses
Eating : Restaurants, Cafes, Bars, Bakeries
Communication : Post Office, Phone, Internet
Hair dresser
Beach : Sandy beaches
Special Shopping : Mussels, Figs
Beach : Altınkum, Elmaskum, Aile Plajı, Askeri plajı.

Altınkum Beach
In summer the boats usually go on (5 minutes) to the resort of Altınkum (Golden Sand), with a restaurant on the plateau of an old fortification. The tourist boats continue to the north end of the Bosporus (4.7 km / 3 Nm wide) and turn back when they reach the Black Sea. On both sides bare basalt cliffs rise almost vertically from the sea.

Telli Baba Shrine
Telli Baba Shrine is set on the very edge of the water. is the turbe of Telli Baba, a holly man whose turbe is one of the most popular shrines in the area, for Telli Baba is thought to be especially helpful to women who wish for a husband. The supplement leaves a strand of tinsel on the holy mans tomb, taking a second strand away with her. When the wish is granted she returns to give thanks and to leave the second strand of tinsel on the tomb.

They are clean and have pleasant services. Fishes available due to seasons.

Minibus : Rumeli Kavağı – Sarıyer
Bus : Rumeli Kavağı – Sarıyer, Mecidiyeköy, Taksim
Airport : Atatürk International Airport, Sabiha Gökçen International Airport

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