Parks & beaches
Polonezköy Park and Village
Located 25km from downtown Istanbul, this former village founded by a Polish prince in exile is now a national park and one of Istanbul’s posher neighbourhoods. On weekends, locals abound on the numerous paths that wind through the beautiful forest.

Bayramoğlu - Darica Nature Park
Located 38km from the city, this park features a botanical garden, a bird sanctuary and hiking trails.

Türkmenbasi Nature Park
This green haven is located within the city, in the Sisli district.