The Bosphorus is a strait connecting the Black Sea to the Sea of Marmara, on which sits the city of Istanbul. As one of the key routes from the Black Sea to the Mediterranean, the Bosphorus and its surrounds have been enormously important in world history since ancient times. In fact, one of the reasons that Emperor Constantine located his capital on the shores of the Bosphorus was its strategic importance.
The area is also uniquely beautiful. Stop a moment and take in a sunrise on the Bosphorus.
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See the Bosphorus and its surroundings on our Black Sea tour.