Introduction of Sarıyer region


The Sarıyer area is one of the most important areas of Istanbul, which has been the focus of the rich since the past, and many luxury villas and houses have been built in this area. Geographical location, climate, and being on the coastline have increased the popularity of this area among investors and tourists in Istanbul.

Introducing the Sarıyer district of Istanbul

Sarıyer district is located in the northernmost part of Istanbul and in its European part. Sarıyer ‘s neighbors are in the south of Besiktas region, in the southwest of Sisli region, in the east of the Bosphorus Strait and in the north of the Black Sea.

Sarıyer has a population of about 345,000 people and has been ranked A in terms of social and cultural status and level of living well-being. This area is known as one of the luxury and advanced areas of Istanbul and has many fans. Many Turkish actors and famous people live in Sarıyer region and there are various amenities, entertainment and cultural facilities such as parks, museums, shopping centers, cinemas, educational centers, hotels, etc. in this region.

It is interesting to know that the location of the film “Forbidden Love” was a villa in this area and many Iranian travelers who travel to Istanbul and visit the Sarıyer area visit this location.

This area has a long coastal road which is known as one of the longest coastlines and is full of vegetarian, seafood and international restaurants. Some of the most important beaches of Istanbul are also located in this area, and Sarıyer is famous for its beaches. One of these beaches is Kilyos Beach, which has many recreational facilities and stylish cafes and restaurants. Tourists and local people spend drinks and Turkish food and sea food in the coastal restaurants.
History of Sarıyer region

This area has been a fishing village in the past, which was noticed by the kings of this empire during the Ottoman era, and this caused its development to begin. Ottoman kings used Sarıyer as a resort and hunting ground, and gradually this area became an exclusive area for the rich. During the following years, the embassies of some foreign countries started operating in this area and added to its fame.

It is interesting to know that the old name of this area was simas and its modern name is Sariyer which means yellow land.
Sarıyer neighborhoods

Sarıyer Istanbul is a large area that includes 35 smaller neighborhood

📍 Ayaz Agha neighborhood
📍 Kirch neighborhood of Borno
📍 BahçeKoy neighborhood
📍 Koçtash neighborhood
📍 New BahçeKoy neighborhood
📍 Kom Koi neighborhood
📍 Baltalimani neighborhood
📍 Mine neighborhood
📍 Büyükdareh neighborhood
📍 Maslak neighborhood
📍 Republic neighborhood
📍 Center neighborhood
📍 çamli Tepe neighborhood
📍 Pinar neighborhood
📍 çairbaşi neighborhood
📍 Polygon neighborhood
📍 Dar al-şafaka neighborhood
📍 Uleri neighborhood
📍 Demirji neighborhood
📍 Raşid Pasha neighborhood
📍 Amirgan neighborhood
📍 Rumeli Castle neighborhood
📍 Fateh Sultan Muhammad neighborhood
📍 Remli Kawai neighborhood
📍 Farah Oller neighborhood
📍 Rumli Fenri neighborhood
📍 Garipje neighborhood
📍 Tarabia neighborhood
📍 Gümüş Dareh neighborhood
📍 Eskom Rokoi neighborhood
📍 Hozur neighborhood
📍 Yeni neighborhood
📍 Istiniye neighborhood
📍 YeniKöy neighborhood
📍 Kazem Karabkir neighborhood
📍 Zakarya Koy neighborhood
📍 Kemar neighborhood
📍 Kisirkai neighborhood

Tourist attractions of Sarıyer region

The tourist and recreational attractions of this area attract the attention of many tourists who travel to Istanbul. If you are planning to travel to Istanbul, it is recommended not to miss the opportunity to visit this beautiful neighborhood.
Belgrade Forest

One of the biggest and most popular forests in Turkey is Belgrade Forest. The age of this forest has caused its trees to be tall and lush green. During the rule of the Ottoman Empire, the area of this forest was much larger than it is now, about 13 thousand hectares. Unfortunately, with the passage of time and urban expansion, the area of this forest has decreased to 5442 hectares. Belgrade Forest is one of the most famous and popular forests in Istanbul and has a unique nature.
Atatürk entertainment complex

Atatürk Recreation Complex was launched in 1949 and with an area of about 38 hectares, it provides visitors with the opportunity to enjoy a unique and lush landscape. This recreational complex is very famous for its large artificial lake and water features, and quality cafes and restaurants are also available in this complex.
Amirgan Park

Amirgan Park is one of the most famous parks in Istanbul and a historical park in Sarıyer district. The area of this park is about 470,000 square meters and it has two beautiful lagoons, cycling paths, children’s playgrounds, pavilions, cafes and restaurants. It is interesting to know that in this park there are three 200-year-old wooden mansions that were renovated in 1970 and are used as restaurants and cafes. The Istanbul Tulip Festival, which is one of the most beautiful festivals in Turkey, is held in this park.
Sakib Sabançi Museum

If you are interested in the museum, you can visit the art works of calligraphy, religious and government documents and paintings of the Ottoman era that are on public display in the Sakib Sabançi Museum. This museum was built by Sakib Sabanchi in 200 and is one of the cultural attractions of Sarıyer .
Rumli Hesar Castle

Rumli Castle or Bogaz Kes Castle was built in 1435 by Fatih Sultan Muhammad. The distance of this fort is about 30 hectares and it has not been restored since then. Rumli Hesar Castle was built during the Ottoman conquest of Istanbul, in the summer it is the venue for popular outdoor concerts.

Ural Ottoman Museum

If you are interested in classic cars, it is recommended not to miss the opportunity to visit the Ural Ottoman Museum. There are 70 vehicles in this museum, all of which are classic and magnificent automobiles. In addition, industrial and automotive accessories such as fuel pumps and car jacks are also displayed in this museum.
Maslak Palace

It is a combination of several palaces that were built during the time of Sultan Abdulaziz, today it is known as Maslak Palace. It is said that Sultan Abdulaziz built this palace as a hunting palace and resort. Tourists can stay in this palace or eat in its restaurants and cafes.
Turk Telekom Stadium

This stadium is the exclusive stadium of the popular Turkish football team Galatasaray, which was built in 2011 with 4 floors. Turk Telekom Stadium with a capacity of more than 52,000 people is included in the category of FIFA five-star stadiums.
Sarıyer shopping centers

Sarıyer district of Istanbul has many different shopping centers. Its two big and famous shopping centers are Istiniye Park and Wadi Istanbul, which are known as two of the most famous shopping centers in this city.

In the shopping center of Istiniye Park, representatives of famous and luxury brands of Turkey operate and offer goods at reasonable prices.

Wadi Istanbul shopping center is one of the modern shopping centers in Istanbul, which is located in the Wadi residential project. This mall is very popular and has many fans due to its proximity to Skyland Luxury Tower and Turk Telekom Stadium.
How to access Sarıyer area

How to access this area is easily possible through Istanbul’s public transportation system. Istanbul’s green line metro departs from the city center of Sarıyer , Haji Osman station. M2 metro has 4 stations in this area. In addition to the metro, minibus and bus lines also provide access to Sarıyer and its surrounding areas. Minibus and metro lines regularly move from Sarıyer to Taksim and Besiktas.

Travel to Asian areas such as Kadikoy or Emin Ono area and other areas of Istanbul that are adjacent to the pier is done by cruise ships.
Hotels in Sarıyer area of Istanbul

In this area, there are luxury hotels with full facilities, most of which have a view of the sea and the Bosphorus Strait.
Buying houses and apartments in Sarıyer

Sarıyer area is one of the modern, luxurious and expensive areas of Istanbul. The buildings in this area have high security against earthquakes and were built according to international standards. The modern and orderly structure of this area and its overlooking the Black Sea and the Bosphorus strait have attracted the attention of many rich people and investors. Due to the popularity and high demand in this area, the real estate prices are high. The closer we get to the sea, the price of houses increases. Because of the good weather and the beach of this area, many businessmen, actors, and rich celebrities live in the beautiful hills of Sarıyer or the coastline of Sarıyer Sea.
In general, Sarıyer , along with Besiktas and Sisli, are the best European areas of Istanbul to live in. Some of Sarıyer ‘s amenities that make this area suitable for living include the following:

educational perks : Many private and public schools, including elementary to middle schools and important universities of Istanbul, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul Koç University, Istanbul Marmara University, Istanbul Boğaziçi University and Istanbul Beykont University are located in this area. Also, international schools and institutions, including British schools, community school, Pirloti French High School, make this area ideal for foreigners who have migrated to Istanbul for work and residence.

Medical and health facilities: The presence of 5 government hospitals, 23 health centers and about 100 pharmacies and several clinics has enriched Sarıyer region in terms of medical and health facilities.

Numerous recreational, cultural and welfare facilities, access to public transportation and main roads as well as sea transportation, modern and large shopping centers have also caused a significant increase in the level of well-being in this area.

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