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Sancaktepe is located on the Anatolian side of Istanbul. It is bordered by Çekmeköy to the north, Kartal and Maltepe to the south, Sultanbeyli and Pendik to the east, and Ümraniye and Ataşehir to the west. It was formed by the merger of the towns of Samandra, Sarıgazi, and Yenidoğan. Due to its nature as a basin area, it is a highly sensitive residential area. The region's connections to Kurtköy Sabiha Gökçen Airport, the TEM highway, and the TEM-Kartal connection road increase its locational importance.

The population of Sancaktepe district is 492,804.

Places to visit in Sancaktepe

  1. Sancaktepe Recreation Area

Sancaktepe Recreation Area is one of the most popular tourist spots in Sancaktepe. The area offers extensive space for excellent views, picnic areas, walking and jogging trails, playgrounds for children, and many other activities.

  1. Aydos Forest Grove

Aydos Forest Grove is one of the largest groves in Istanbul. This grove is filled with pine trees, ponds, and walking trails.

  1. Nezahat Gökyiğit Botanical Garden

Nezahat Gökyiğit Botanical Garden is a must-visit place in Sancaktepe. This botanical garden is perfect for those who want to learn about Istanbul’s plant diversity. Here, you can find a complete collection of plants, many wildlife species, natural ponds, and many other activities.

  1. Yakacık Pond

Yakacık Pond is one of the most beautiful places in Sancaktepe. The pond offers a perfect area for walking, as well as for picnicking and enjoying nature.

  1. Yacht Tour at Pendik Marina

Due to its location on the Anatolian side of Istanbul, Sancaktepe is an ideal place for a yacht tour at Pendik Marina. For sea lovers, these tours offer an unforgettable experience with the magnificent view of the Istanbul Strait.

  1. Ataşehir Recreation Area

Ataşehir is the most popular recreation area in Sancaktepe. You can find many activities in this area, including basketball courts, tennis courts, volleyball courts, walking and jogging trails, a pool, and many playgrounds for children.

  1. Shopping Malls and Restaurants

There are many shopping malls and restaurants in Sancaktepe. The most popular malls include Sancaktepe Art and Culture Center and Neomarin AVM. Additionally, you can find numerous walking and jogging trails, thousands of different cuisine flavors, fast food chains, and dishes from world cuisines in the district.

  1. Sancaktepe Waterfall

Sancaktepe Waterfall is a wonderful place to visit in Istanbul. This waterfall is famous for its cool waters and magnificent views. You can have a picnic around the waterfall, take a walk, and simply enjoy the scenery.