Istanbul Events

The Bosphorus
The Bosphorus © halbag

The Bosphorus Swim

This annual event sees over a thousand swimmers navigate the 4.3 miles (7km) of the Bosphorus Straight between Kanlica and Cemil Topuzlu Park, essentially swimming from Asia to Europe. Concurrently, rowers and sailors participate in longer races along the same route. Complementing the event are live brass band performances, water-ski exhibitions, and dance performances.

Venue: Kanlica; Date: 10 July 2020; Website: