Port of Istanbul Hotel near Karakoy Cruise Ship Terminal

Istanbul Port in Turkey

Istanbul in Turkey

Istanbul is one of the most fascinating destinations of the Mediterranean with unique cultural and historical background. It’s Turkey’s busiest port, largest city and the main center of the country for banking, trade, commerce, culture and business.

Stay near Istanbul cruise ship terminal. Some hotels in Istanbul are within walking distance, others are only a short taxi ride away. The city is home to many excellent 5 star hotels.

Istanbul

Pre and Post Accommodation for Med Cruises

Istanbul is the only city in the world situated on two continents. West of the city is Europe, the eastern side is Asia. Both continents are seperated by the Bosphorus river, the strait that connects the Black Sea and the Seas of Marmara.

Istanbul cruise terminal is located in the European part of the city near the Galata Bridge. Ships dock at the Yolcu Salonu or Passenger Terminal in Karakoy, in one of the oldest and most historical districts of Istanbul Turkey.

Currently due to construction work to develop the new Galataport cruise ship area, ships dock at the Salipazari docks.

There is a wide selection of well known chain hotels represented such as Wyndham, Radisson, Swissotel, Hilton, Best Western and Ramada as well as Turkish run hotels. Hotels in the district of Sultan Achmet Camii will place you right in the middle of the city’s prime tourist area. Major sightseeing spots such as the Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and the Grand Bazaar are within walking distance.

The Beyoglu district of Istanbul, north of the Golden Horn waterway, is closer to the cruise port area. It’s linked to the Old City via the Galata and Umkapani Bridges. Beyoglu is one of the most vibrant areas of the city with many fashion boutiques, bars, restaurants, and 4 and 5 star hotels. Taksim Square is located in the centre of this modern and lively part of Istanbul.

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Bestsellers
Istanbul Doubletree by Hilton Moda Hotel
DoubleTree by Hilton - Moda
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Luxury 5 star hotel located within easy reach of the Kadikoy ferry and cruise port terminal. Rooms with views of the Marmara Sea.

Istanbul Rixos Pera Hotel
Rixos Pera Istanbul
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Situated in the historical area of Taksim. Sultanahmet district and other sites of the city are easy to reach.

Istanbul Wyndham Grand Levent Hotel
Wyndham Grand Istanbul Levent
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Highly rated five star property located outside downtown Istanbul Turkey.

Istanbul Cruise Port in Turkey
  • Cruise Passenger Terminal – Piers

    Ships tie up at the Istanbul cruise terminal in Karak√∂y which is located in the European side of central Istanbul Turkey, at the point where the Golden Horn flows into the Bosphorus waterway near the Galata Tower. Yolcu Salonu passenger terminal is capable to accommodate four cruise ships. If there are more ships, they will use the Salipazari Pier. It’s a major cruise and ferry port. Several major cruise lines sail from the Port of Karakoy such as MSC Cruises, Crystal, Oceania Cruises and Azamara.

    From the pier you can take a taxi to Sultanahmet Square, which is a 10 minute ride away. We give you the best possible and latest information on different Istanbul hotels. Look for a cheaper hotel or stay in one of the luxurious 5 star Istanbul hotels. All accommodation is situated within close distance of the departure terminal for cruises out of Istanbul in Turkey.

    note : The Karakoy Yolcu Salonu cruise ship passenger terminal, has been closed, and now all ships use the Salipazari docks. Currently the whole area is under construction to develop the new Galataport cruise ship reception area.

  • Key Attractions of the City

    This old city boasts plenty of interesting museums, palaces, churches, mosques and shopping bazaars.

    The Grand Bazaar, with more than 4.000 shops, offers great shopping opportunities where you can hunt for souvernirs and bargains. Look for traditional ceramics, beautiful jewellery or an authentic handcrafted rug.

    The Grand Bazaar dates back from the 16th century and is one of the largest covered markets in the world. The oldest covered market of the city is the Egyptian Bazaar, next to the Yeni Mosque and offers a big selection of different kinds of herbs.

    Key attractions of Istanbul are the Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace.

    The Blue Mosque or Sultan Ahmed mosque was built in the 17th century and is surrounded by six minarets.

    The Topkapi Palace is residence of the Ottoman sultan in Istanbul and contains holy relics of the Muslim world, including Muhammed’s cloak and sword.

  • Cruise Destinations

    Many voyages departing from Istanbul will take you to other ports of call in Turkey, the Greek Isles, Cyprus and the Amalfi Coast. Some longer sailings end in Barcelona or Lisbon in Portugal, or traverse the famous Suez Canal and end a voyage in either Dubai or Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates.

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