Great (Büyük) Çamlica Hill is the highest point of Istanbul. The best and most beautiful views of Istanbul are seen from here. It is divided into two as Büyük Çamlıca hill and Küçük Çamlıca hill.
The Büyük Çamlica Hill is 265 meters above sea level. It is approximately 4 km from Üsküdar district on the Asian side of Istanbul.
It is very enjoyable to watch the Bosphorus, Marmara Sea, Princes' Islands, Golden Horn and Istanbul European Side views from Büyük Çamlica Hill.
There are very nice restaurants, cafes, green areas, hiking and excursion trails, sports fields and children's parks on Büyük Çamlıca hill.
You can have your breakfast, lunch or dinner in the restaurants on Büyük Çamlıca hill and sip your hot tea and coffee with the perfect Bosphorus view.
In the Garden Cafeteria, there are kiosks with options such as bagels, baked potatoes, pancakes, meatballs, hamburgers, döner kebabs and pizzas.
The Çamlıca Hills is a popular destination for migratory birds in Autumn. It is the best place in Istanbul where migratory birds can be observed most clearly and for a long time. Ideal for bird watchers.
Little Camlica Hill
This is a more calm and peaceful place compared to Büyük Çamlıca. It has a very beautiful grove with mansions. Here again, magnificent Bosphorus and Istanbul views can be watched. Food and drinks are available in restaurants and cafes.
The fastest way is by Metrobus. After getting off at Altunizade metrobus stop, you can use the minibuses that go directly to Çamlica Hill.
You come to Üsküdar by fery boat from Eminönü and Beşiktaş from the European side. From Üsküdar, using public buses 9A, 9Ç, 9ÜD, 9Ş, 11A, 11D, 11E, 11F, 11G, 11K, 11L, 11P, 11ST, 11V, 11Y, 11ÜS, 320, get off at Çamlıca stop and after a short walk you can reach to Çamlıca Hill.
We have daily departure tour program including Çamlıca Hill. You will be taken in the morning and cruise along the Bosphorus Strait by boat. Also, you will visit Spice Market, the last residence of Ottoman Empire’s Great Dolmabahce Palace. We will also cross the Bosphorus Bridge and have the lunch at Büyük Çamlica Hill with to see best view the two sides of Istanbul.
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