Camlica hill is the highest hill of Istanbul near the Bosphorus Bridge on the Asia side of the city. It is a perfect place for a magnificant view of the Prince Islands and Sultanahmet and Suleymaniye mosques on the European side.
Camlica hill is seperated into two parts, Kucuk and Buyuk camlica. There are cafes for nargile ( waterpipe) and Turkish beverages such as coffee and tea. This place was the vacation place for Sultan Mahmut II, and is still a retreatment side for city residents. The Kucuk Camlica hosts the "Sofa", "Cihannuma" , "Topkapi" and "Su" pavillions which are the great examples of elegant Ottoman architectural style.