Just a few kilometers from Uskudar in Istanbul, Camlica Hill offers a different perspective of the city. Split into two hills – Big Camlica and Little Camlica – it is a popular destination for residents to picnic and barbeque on the weekends.

At 267 meters above sea level, Big Camlica is the highest point in Istanbul and, not surprisingly, offers panoramic views of the surrounding area. From the top, you can see the Bosphorus Bridge, Eminonu Peninsula, the Sea of Marmara and the Princes’ Island.  On the clearest of days, you can also see as far as Mount Uludag near Bursa.  Tea gardens, restaurants and a variety of vendors are also scattered around the hill.

Little Camlica is the quieter of the two hills. Despite its pleasant gardens and walking trails, it attracts fewer visitors than its counterpart.  

The view from Camlica Hill at sunset is superb, with the silhouettes of Istanbul’s domes and minarets glowing in front of the colorful sky. Visiting in the springtime is also pleasure as tulips are planted ahead of the annual Istanbul Tulip Festival and wildflowers are in bloom.

Practical Information

The best way to reach Camlica Hill is by car or by organized tour from Istanbul.

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Full Day Private Tour to Dolmabahce Palace from Istanbul

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Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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Full-Day Istanbul Tour by Land and Sea including Bosphorus Cruise, Istanbul, Day Trips
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Full-Day Istanbul Tour by Land and Sea including Bosphorus Cruise

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Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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Bosphorus Cruise and Dolmabahce Palace Tour with Lunch from Istanbul, Istanbul, Full-day Tours
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Bosphorus Cruise and Dolmabahce Palace Tour with Lunch from Istanbul

This fantastic group tour with local guide offers a cruise on the Bosphorus, a drive along the Bosphorus Bridge between two continents, lunch on the Camlica ...  Read more

Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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Istanbul Afternoon Tour: Camlica Hill and Maiden Tower, Istanbul, Day Trips
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Istanbul Afternoon Tour: Camlica Hill and Maiden Tower

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Amazing afternoon tour which creates a unique opportunity to visit such great places as Camlica Hill and the Maiden's Tower. Just enjoy special moments in ...  Read more

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Duration: 3 hours 18 minutes (approx.)

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Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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Full Day Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise Tour, Istanbul, Cultural Tours
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Full Day Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise Tour

Pick up from your hotel. You will be visiting; Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar), Bosphorus Cruise, Dolmabahce Palace and Camlica Hill.

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Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $71.00

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