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The Golden Horn or Halic Istanbul

The Golden Horn or Halic Istanbul

Where the Golden Horn name drives from

There are numerous reasons as to why the Golden Horn was so named; one is possibly from the horn shape that is formed by the streams of the Alibey and Kagithane rivers; another could be from the setting sun
that reflects off the waters, or it could be because gold was thrown into the water by Byzantines when realising their defeat to the Turks in 1453. The name is also a translation of the Greek word “chrysokeras” but the exact meaning of this is not clear.
Its Turkish name, Halic, is not a translation of “Golden Horn” but an abbreviation of Haliç-i Dersaadet which means “Bay of Istanbul” that was taken from the Osmanlı language of the Ottomans.

Things to do in Golden Horn

One of the best and most enjoyable things to do here is to cruise up and down the waters and there is an hourly ferry that leaves from the front of the Zindan Han building at Eminonu and stops at Kasimpasa , Fener , Balat , Haskoy , Ayvansaray and Sutluce . While crossing the water you are able to see the Naval Command Office (Bahriye Nezareti) and Istanbul Naval Hospital at Kasimpasa and at Fener, the Greek High School for Boys.

Getting to Golden Horn

To get to the Golden Horn and Galata Bridge ; take the tram from Eminonu and Karakoy .
 

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