The Bosphorus is a strait that connects the Black Sea with the Sea of Marmara, and separates Europe and Asia. This makes the sailing very interesting. Both sides have many beautiful beaches that you can visit, and you will be able to tell your friends that you were on a beach, both in Europe and in Asia on the same day. Moreover, you will also witness a true ‘marine highway’, which is seen in very few places. This is one of the busiest straits in the world and you will pass by many cargo ships, luxury yachts, ferries, and other small vessels.
The Dardanelles is the second strait through which you will pass if your destination is the Mediterranean or the Aegean Sea. The Bosphorus and the Dardanelles form the Black Sea straits. The strait is about two times longer and wider than the Bosphorus. An interesting fact is that there are two currents. The surface current flows from the Marmara to the Aegean Sea and the undercurrent flows in the opposite direction. The strait has a great historical significance. It was in this area that the Trojan War took place. This is where the army of Xerxes crossed the strait in an attempt to conquer Greece. For all who watched the movie ‘300’, this is the place where the Spartans defended.