kanlica bosphorus view

View of the Bosphorus towards the Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge. Rumelihisarı can be seen in the distance.


North of Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge on the Anatolian side along the Bosphorus shore lies Kanlica. An old sleepy village filled with wooden Ottoman style houses and believe it or not, famous for yogurt!


kanlica famous yogurt

The label reads, “Taste famous Kanlica yogurt with powdered sugar to enjoy Bosphorus”.


Across from the small ferry port behind the tree lies the go-to cafe for Kanlıca Doğa Yoğurdu – Kanlica’s Natural Yogurt, topped with powdered sugar. (It’s literally a plain natural yogurt made from sheep and cow’s milk topped with powdered sugar).


kanlica iskelesi

Kanlica’s small ferry port, no that boat is not the ferry.


Located just behind the square across from the ferry pier lies the Gazi Iskender Paşa Mosque, built by Mimar Sinan in 1559–60. The tomb of Iskender Paşa is situated inside the mosque’s yard.


kanlica lighthouse

Kanlica’s skyline includes the mosque’s minaret and the lighthouse.


There isn’t much to do outside of the square along the pier, but if you decide to explore and walk around, you’ll be sure to find plenty of yogurt for sale along the main street.


kanlica yogurdu