Kuzguncuk, a charming district on the shore of the Bosphorus, where you will find peace among huge plane trees, is one of the rare places where you can relax. This sweet district, which you can reach in 20 minutes by walking from Üsküdar, creates the impression of “This cannot be Istanbul”. Because houses are not the kind we are used to at all. Colorful mansions, preserved greenery make you feel like you are in another holiday destination. for this reason, on a weekend, especially if it is winter, you can walk the magnificent streets of Kuzguncuk; You can take pictures of colorful mansions and relax by sitting in cute cafes.
This natural wonder place, which is connected to Beykoz, is one of the rare places where you can relax with its forest view and lush ambiance. If you wish, you can take a walk in the forest on your day trips, have breakfast or barbecue in one of the places that are intertwined with nature. You can even stay in Istanbul but away from Istanbul if you want! Even though Polonezköy has become the getaway spot for Istanbulites on weekends, you still have the chance to listen to yourself. That’s why we say don’t be too late to see this wonderful place.
3. Anadolu Kavagi
Anadolu Kavagi is also one of the most popular places in good weather. For this reason, we recommend that you go in the winter or during the week to listen to yourself. You can first visit Yoros Castle and watch the Bosphorus from the top in this precious place in nature, and then have a great breakfast at one of the places there. Then you can sit at one of the fishermen in Poyrazkoy and watch the beach and rest your soul.
4. Atatürk Arboretumu
Did someone say snooping? Then running to Atatürk Arboretum! Located in the southeast of the Belgrad Forest, the arboretum actually serves the scientific research of Istanbul University Faculty of Forestry students. However, nature lovers are still allowed to visit. Think about it! Who wouldn’t want to watch a lake view on a forest road full of fallen leaves at the weekend? Atatürk Arboretum is like a corner of heaven!
5. Baltalimani japanese garden
Located in Baltalimanı, the Japanese Garden is one of the natural wonders that even those living in Istanbul do not know much about. Inside, there are motifs reflecting Japanese culture, different plant species and an artificial lake. It is a place where you can listen to yourself due to its calmness and be fascinated by the atmosphere while doing this.
6. Saklıgol – Şile
Şile, which can be reached in 1 hour from Ümraniye, is one of the rare places where you can relax in summer and winter. If you want to spend a quiet weekend, you can go trekking in Saklıgöl, which is opposite the center of Şile, and enjoy the forest with beautiful views. Saklıgöl, the address of peace, quiet and nature, promises a truly peaceful atmosphere.