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As soon as you walk along the shores of Beşiktaş, Ortaköy or Sarayburnu one can find regular ferry boats of the commuter traffic and you will see as much as you would see with the far more expensive touristic ships! : Trip takes about 1 hour upto second bridge, subparallel to the Europena coast line and return subparalle to the Asia coast line. It costs about $4.00
On both sides of the Bosphorus, Sultan Mehmet Fatih, the conqueror, has built two fortresses in the middle of 15th century: Rumeli Hisar (see the picture) and Anadolu Hisar, the "Anatolian Castle". With the help of those he was able to control the traffic through the Bosphorus and stop the supply for the besiegeed Constantinopel.
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