Introducing Pierre Loti Hill, Where is Pierre Loti, How to get Pierre Loti

Pierre Loti Hill is one of the most must-see places in Istanbul. In this post we want to give information about who Pierre Loti was, how to g oto Pierre Loti, Where is Pierre Loti. This hill is named after the French writer. The writer’s name was Julien Viaud but his hospital name (the name given at the time of birth) was Pierre Loti.

Who is Pierre Loti?

Pierre Loti was born in 1850 in Rochefort, France, as the little kid of a Protestant family. At the age of 17, he entered the French Navy. After completing his maritime education, he became a captain in 1881 and was promoted to the colonel in the following years. He had became in the Middle East and Far East. He wrote his experiences and observations during  these journeys later in his boks.

he came to Istanbul as a French officer for the first time in 1876. Loti was influenced by the Ottoman way of life and showed this effect in his many works. He lived in Eyüp when he was in Istanbul. . Pierre Loti, who admired Istanbul, was describing himself as a Turkish friend.

The story of Pierre Loti Hill

Pierre Loti, who came to İstanbul, always went to a coffee shop in Eyüp district in those years. The name of this place with the Golden Horn view was known as Rabia’s Coffee House. She falls in love with the woman she gave her name to his novel  in time. It is also said that a woman with the name of “Aziyade” show this coffee house to him. Loti’s interest in the Turks starts with Aziyade’s history.  That cup is called “Pierre Loti” coffe house and the hill has been called “Pierre Loti Hill” since that day.

 How to  go to Pierre Loti Hill, What is the cost of Transportation for Pierre Loti?

You can get into the cable car in order to reach the Pierre Loti Hill. But we should say that it is very busy on weekends.  Alternatively, you can take a footpath about 500 meters.

You can drive the hill. You can part your car in the neighborhood around Pierre Loti or You can park in Loti’s paid car park. Parking Fee is free for 15 minutes and then it is 7 Turkis Liras for an hour.

Pierre Loti Hill Address and Contact Information:

Address: Pierre Loti Tepesi Touristic Facilities, İdris Köşkü Cad. 34050 Eyüp / İSTANBUL

Phone: +90 (212) 497 13 13

How to get Pierre Loti (Direction):

Pierre Loti Hill is located in Eyüp district of Istanbul. ou can use all public transport to Eyüp, or you can go with your private car.

For those who will go from Europe side of Istanbul

By minibus: You can reach Ayvansaray stop and walk for a short distance

By bus: It is possible to reach Pierre Loti by bus in the shortest way using the following Bus routes.


39 – Akşemsettin Mahallesi – Yenikapı

39B – İmar Blokları-Vezneciler

39D – Yeşilpınar-Yenikapı

39K – Binevler-Yenikapı

390 – Yeşilpınar-Otagar

39Y – Yeşilpınar – Vezneciler      39Ç – Hamidiye Mahallesi- Aksaray

48A – Göktürk – Kazlıçeşme Marmaray

55EY – Eyüp Üçşehitler- Aksaray

86V – Eyüp Sultan – Vezneciler

94Y – Yeşilpınar- Bakırköy

R3 – Eyüp – Beyazıt


For those who will go from East side of Istanbul

By ferry: You can go to Üsküdar from where you are and use Üsküdar-Eyüp ferry to reach Eyüp.

Alternative: Another way is to cross the European side and follow the steps above.

Pierre Loti Hill Breakfast and Tea Costs

Break fast costs Pierre Loti’s Hill are not as expensive as breakfast made in other Bosphorus views of Istanbul. The breakfost cost on Pierre Loti Hill is between 25 TL – 40 TL for one person. The coffee cost is for 7 TL, and tea is for 3,5 TL

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