KUMKAPI FISH MARKET
Flocks of seagulls taking off, circling, and landing, again and again, are a telltale sign of the Kumkapı Fish Market, situated along the Marmara Coast road not far from Sultanahmet.
The market is known for its fresh and seasonal fish, mostly caught or cultured in Turkish waters although imports such as Norwegian salmon are a common sight.
Seven days a week, nine months of the year, a couple of dozen fish–sellers lt their trade side by side. Business is rapid, the salesmen quick to spot a customer, show them his best to close the deal. One minute it is a single large, pimpled five-kilogram turbot (Kalkan) and next to a shopping bag of king-size shrimp.
Despite the fact that most of the stalls sell similar, what you might call standard fare, each seems to offer something slightly different, a tray of garfish.
Distance from the hotel:
🚶. 15min / 🚇. X / 🚋 X / 🚗 5min