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Sarıyer district is surrounded by Eyüp to the west, Şişli and Beşiktaş to the south, the Istanbul Strait to the east, and the Black Sea to the north, covering an area of 151 km². Sarıyer has an extremely suitable potential for all kinds of tourism. In addition to its natural, historical, and cultural values, it is one of the most important districts of Istanbul in terms of marine tourism. As Sarıyer is a very old settlement area, it has many significant historical artifacts from the Byzantine and Ottoman periods. The district houses a rich historical heritage with its historical structures, mosques, churches, ayazmas, lodges, fountains, water cisterns, walls and castles, tombs, palaces, mansions, and waterfront mansions.

Sarıyer is a region very rich in historical artifacts. It has a diverse historical heritage from the period before Byzantium, through Byzantium, the Ottoman Empire, and to the present day. Some notable sites include Ali Kethuda Mosque, Ali Pasha Mosque, Cerrah Mahmut Efendi Mosque, Emirgan Mosque, Emirgan Fountain, Hamam Mosque, Iskele Mosque, Kethuda Mosque, Baltalimanı Mosque, Kireçburnu Mosque, Osman Reis Mosque, Reşit Pasha Mosque, Rumelihisarı, Rumelikavağı Castle, Sait Halim Pasha Mansion, Şerifler Mansion, Uskumruköy Mosque, Valide Mosque, Zekeriyaköy Mosque, and Telli Baba Tomb.

In Sarıyer, where the natural environment is preserved, there are many groves. Among these are the Presidential Grove, the Russian, Spanish, British, French, German, and Polish Embassy Groves, the former Austro-Hungarian Grove, Sait Halim Pasha Grove, and Misbah Grove. With its restaurants and cafes located in the center and along the Sarıyer coast, Sarıyer has also become a favorite spot for food enthusiasts with its unique views and delicious menus. The population of Sarıyer district is 344,250.

Places to visit in Sarıyer

Garipçe Village

Located in a beautiful spot between Rumeli Feneri and Rumeli Kavağı, this charming and small village is a place you can add to your itinerary if you want to escape the city's stress and feel the natural life up close. Garipçe Village, a popular address for a nice weekend breakfast, primarily relies on fishing for its livelihood.

Rumeli Hisarı

Rumeli Hisarı is a must-see neighborhood not only in Sarıyer but also in Istanbul. Built by Fatih Sultan Mehmet in a short period of 9 days before the Conquest of Istanbul, this structure is located at the narrowest point of the Bosphorus. The fortress holds significant geographical and historical importance.

Kilyos Beaches

Kilyos beaches are one of the first places that come to mind when thinking of sun, sea, and sand. These beaches are frequented by Istanbul residents. Although Kilyos is famous for the packed Tırmata Beach in the summer, it also hosts Kilyos Public Beach, Uzunya Beach, Solar Beach, and Burç Beach.

Belgrad Forest

Belgrad Forest, used as a crucial water source for the city during the Ottoman and Byzantine periods, today offers a unique nature tour with its beautiful picnic areas, walking paths, and many more attractions.

Rumeli Feneri

Rumeli Feneri, an old lighthouse where you can watch the endless Black Sea view, is another spot to visit. Built in 1986 and also known as Turkeli Lighthouse, it is located in the village of the same name, Rumelifeneri Village.

Emirgan Grove

Atatürk Arboretum

Japanese Garden

Sakıp Sabancı Museum