The Bosphorus Strait is a slim strait that connects the ocean of the Sea of Marmara and also the Black sea. The strait runs completely through İstanbul, effectively dividing the Asian and European elements of the city. When you make Bosphorus Cruises, famous and historical mansions (Yalı) will be attracted your attention.
The Bosphorus is also famous for its waterfront mansions, or “yalı” in Turkish. These historic waterfront Yalı’s are a delight for the eye when taking a Bosphorus tour, whether on a boat or the seaside line.
Since the Ottoman time, they’ve been popular among the rich classes, but today they’re being sold one after another.
As the recent volatility in the TL (Turkish lira) has raised interest in Istanbul’s Strait waterfront mansions, foreign investors have purchased about 100 of the 600 mansions on both sides of the strait. According to information from sector representatives, Middle Eastern investors take the lead in a luxury villa and waterfront mansion (Yalı) sales in Istanbul.
The most valuable places on the İstanbul Strait is between the Bogaziçi and Fatih (Grand Türk Mehmet) Bridges.
Historical value, Location, and waterfront length are the critical elements in pricing the mansions, the value of which can increase up to 95 USD million. On the European part, the Yalıs which are placed in Bebek and Yeniköy neighborhoods are of the top value. On the Anatolian side, the foremost fascinating ones are recorded in Vaniköy, Kandilli and Anadolu Hisarı.
When you take one of Bosphorus Cruises you can see most of them from the sea.
They traditionally made from wood, the architecture of these Yalıs varies. During the Ottoman times, the colours of the mansions depended on the occupation or social position of the owner. Red-coloured mansions belonged to civil servants, grey shades indicated non-Muslim occupants (Jews and Christians ), while lighter colors like white, yellow and beige were a sign of Muslims occupants.
That district perpetually stands out thanks to being the foremost bright and active zone of Bosphorus. The scenery of Yalıs here is forever lovely each in the daytime and at nighttime. The worth of Yalıs in Sarıyer zone, that lie through Black Sea aspect, is lower as a result of that zone is in dark at nights and then they have no musical composition.
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