Istanbul is considered as one of the most beautiful tourist areas that you can visit. About 9 million visitors flocked to Istanbul in 2021, and the Arab tourists represented the largest proportion of these tourists, as their number reached nearly 4 million.
Most of these visitors do not visit the well-known tourist places in Istanbul. On the other hand, there are many wonderful places that tourists do not know. We have collected the most beautiful unfamiliar places that you can visit and enjoy the scenic views in Istanbul.
Places that tourists do not know in Istanbul districts
Göksu River is one of the beautiful and tranquil rivers in Istanbul and many tourists do not know about it. This river is characterized by its picturesque beauty, tranquility and clear waters, and it is recommended to wander around to see this wonderful view. You can take a tour of the Göksu River via a boat to enjoy this river more.
The Göksu River overlooks many of the famous tourist places in Istanbul, such as: the hidden lake in Sile, the magnificent and ancient Çanakkale
Bridge, Sile Lighthouse, and finally Al-Fatih Park.
There is a good and beautiful restaurant that is recommended to go to when you arrive at Göksu River, which is My Moon Restaurant and Café.
There are many details about the Göksu River, as this river passes in Istanbul, which provides the possibility to catch a lot of fish.
This palace is located on the bank of the Bosphorus, which is an important strait for trade and for the coming of tourists. This palace was built on an area of approximately 400 meters, and the date of its establishment was in 1856 AD. it was built to be a resting point for horse riders and fishermen.
This palace is characterized by some technical specifications that distinguished it to become a place to visit, as its ceilings were engraved with wonderful decorations, manuscripts, and marble with bright and beautiful colors.
There are also some other aesthetic details, as it is characterized by the presence of a small water basin, wonderful and historical oil paintings, luxurious furnishings imported from all over Europe, and a number of stairs in it. Also, there is a fountain and a lake with a breathtaking view.
Nakash Tepe Park
The area of Nakash Tepe Park is 50 thousand square meters, and it is located in the Uskudar area. This park is a haven for people to find calm and get away from the noise of the city
The origin of Nakash Tepe Park is that it was a military area before it was turned into a park. Therefore, this park consists of several things, such as: a wooden bridge, an amphitheater, a shooting area, a track for warplanes, a tennis court, areas for fitness and exercise, and a pool water. Also, people can camp in it, by bringing tents to camp and enjoy the scenic views and tranquility.
Mimar Sinan Park
Mimar Sinan Park, or in other words, Mimar Sinan Forest, is located in the Zubeida Hanim locality in the Gazi Sultan area in European or Western Istanbul. This area is 3 million and 400 thousand square meters, and this forest is characterized as very large and spacious.
Mimar Sinan’s park or forest is a wonderful place for a walk, especially with the family, to spend the most beautiful times. Also, there are amazing places for summer, mosques, a cycling track for competitions, football, tennis, volleyball fields. and basket.
This forest is also characterized by the presence of a lake overlooking it from a wooden tower, so people can enjoy the scenic views and the clear water.
Crabourn Beach in Arnavutkoy
This beach is located in the western or European part of Istanbul, as it is one of the newest beaches in this place. This beach is located in Arnavutkoy, an area close to the new Istanbul airport. It is characterized by the few people who are there, as it is a modern beach and because of the repair work that has been carried out on it since 2006 AD. Crabourn Beach is one of the good places for summer camping, and enjoying the beautiful scenery and a sense of calm.
It is reached by driving a car across the Third Bosphorus Bridge, which is 29 km from Istanbul.
Khedive Palace in Beykoz
This palace belongs to Khedive Abbas Helmy II, the former ruler of Egypt. It is also called the Çopuklu Palace. This palace was built in 1907, and the area of the Khedive Palace is a thousand square meters. It is located in the Beykoz area in the eastern or Asian city of Istanbul.
This palace was built by the Italian architect Delfo Semenati, as this palace is characterized by a large area with a lot of greenery, and fountains distributed in the gardens of the palace.
Part of the palace or one of the palace halls was taken and converted into a restaurant that serves meals throughout the week, and provides an open buffet on weekends.
Sapphire Levent Tower
The Sapphire Levent Tower is the tallest tower in Istanbul, and indeed in all Turkey. The length of the Sapphire-Levent Tower is 361 meters above sea level, and it consists of 64 floors, of which 54 floors are above the ground and 10 floors are underground. Also, a large mall is located in the middle of These floors.
Sapphire-Levent Tower is located in the Levent business district in central Istanbul. This tower is also the first environmentally friendly tower in Turkey, as it is supplied with energy through a system that absorbs ultraviolet and solar rays and converts them into energy. A computerized tower in other words.
After you get to know these places, you can visit some of the wonderful neighborhoods in Istanbul, such as visiting the wonderful Basaksehir area, which we advise you to visit.