After breakfast we strolled along the waterside to the nearby Besiktas pier harbour, where we took a boat that brought us to the Asian side of Istanbul in less than 10 minutes!
The Asian side had a relaxed feel to it with fisherman putting their rods out in the Bosphorus.
Another boat ride from there brought us to Maiden’s Tower – a small islet between Europe and Asia. Many legends and myths are associated with the tower that holds a popular cafe and restaurant today.
The platform at the top of the tower offered excellent vistas of Istanbul – in the picture above you can see the Asian side of Istanbul to the right and the European side to the left with the Bosphorus Bridge in the far distance linking east and west.
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The Four Seasons Bosphorus is most beautiful from the waterside (it is even possible to get a luxury boat transfer from Atatürk International Airport right to the hotel where this would be your first glimpse of the hotel … ).
However, it is even more stunning at night when it is glamorously lit up in hues of blue and orange.
May I also introduce you to Daisy – one of the employed dogs at the Four Seasons who did an excellent and very professional job in sniffing out incoming cars 🙂
We thoroughly enjoyed our time at the Four Seasons and would love to return one day.