You can find lots of straits on the map of the world, but I think that only Bosporus is so very symbolic – it clearly marks the border between Europe and Asia. I don’t know if there is another place anywhere else where moving from one continent to another is as spectacular as in is on Bosporus. All you have to do is to board a ferry at Eminonu terminal at the European side of Istanbul and 15 minutes later you find yourself in Uskudar, in Asia.
I love Istanbul ferries and I could easily spend hours travelling from one shore of Bosporus to another. Istanbul looks stunning from the water and it’s hard to imagine this city without it. It is what gives the city its character and charm. Ferry trip is a ‘must do’ for every visitor and I recommend doing it at least a couple of time, ideally in the morning, when the views are best. And it costs just $1!