Bebek is a historic Istanbul neighborhood that falls within the boundaries and administration of the Beşiktaş district. It is located on Bebek Bay along the European coasts of the Istanbul Bosphorus and is surrounded by similarly affluent neighborhoods such as Etiler, Arnavutköy and Rumeli Hisarı.
That chic neighborhood by the Istanbul Bosphorus is a residential one and within the time it became more and more popular with restaurants and cafés.
This is where you can find good fish, waffle, ice cream, have drinks overlooking one of the most beautiful little bays on water, view the private boats docked close to the shore, have your tea and Turkish coffee at Bebek Kahvesi which is one of the oldest establishments serving all sorts of İstanbulites including the actors and journalists.
You can view Bebek from the sea with one of the cruises, such as the Bebek Bosphorus Tour.
The smashed almond is one of the local delights in Bebek, you can taste some at Meşhur Bebek Badem Ezmesi.
Also, Starbucks has a branch in Bebek, a strong candidate to be the Starbucks with the best scenery in the world!
Take a cruise along the Bosphorus – Bebek Bosphorus Tour
One of the super things to do on the Bosphorus seaside on the European side is, walk down the promenade as far as you can do. Start from Kuruçeşme and walk up the seaside until you are tired. A shorter stroll from Bebek up the shore and then back is also a marvelous way to enjoy stunning views of the famous strait. You will come across a lot of people here on the weekends, so if you do not like crowds, try on a weekday. You will soon notice that the İstanbul Strait is a different colour every day, depending on the weather.
And it is your other alternative is taking a boat cruise in the Bosphorus. Please contact us for our Bebek Bosphorus Tour schedules.