You can take the ortakoy bosphorus boat tours which leaves by the dock on the left hand of the mosque, every hour. This is affordable, and a lovely one hour boat ride from bridge to bridge. Ortakoy buzzes with the energy of bars, cafés, restaurants, and nightclubs. The main landscape here is Ortakoy Cami (the Ortakoy Mosque), a 19th-century construction featuring a blend of baroque and neoclassical influences. Behind it, the first Bosphorus Bridge looms, connecting 2 continents. A lot of small-group and private tours that include Ortakoy bosphorus boat tours visit Ortakoy. Ortakoy bosphorus boat tours generally also visit Dolmabahce Palace, the Spice Bazaar, Rumeli Fortress, Anadolu Kavagı, and more. Go to the Ortakoy area, preferably on a Sunday and enjoy the outdoor exhibition of works by a lot of local artists. Ortakoy means in Turkish “the village in the middle of the Bosphorus”. It is crisscrossed with little shopping alleyways with a multiplicity of shops where you’ll find and appreciate local crafts and delight the classic garnished baked potato so enjoyed by the locals.