|Date:||Thursday, January 12, 2023|
Beykoz is characterized by a wonderful view and a mild and beautiful climate throughout the year. It was chosen for filming.
When you are looking for a place that combines the sea with tranquility, the charm of nature, the ancient history and the modernity of services, the Beykoz area in Istanbul will be the best destination for living, visiting and exploring.
Beykoz is characterized by a wonderful view and a mild and beautiful climate throughout the year. It was chosen to film many Turkish series due to the splendor and diversity of its scenes and features, in addition to its richness in pine trees, lindens, chestnuts, hazelnuts, oaks and many others.
Where is Beykoz district located in Istanbul?
Beykoz is located on the northern end of the Bosphorus Strait on the Asian side of Istanbul, at an altitude of 270 meters above sea level .
It is 26 km from Taksim Square , 52 km from Sabiha Gokcen Airport , and 50 km from the new Istanbul Airport . Its residences vary between popular buildings, modern residential complexes , and high-end luxury villas . Beykoz can be reached by buses in the Kadikoy and Uskudar regions.
The name "Beykoz" comes from two parts, the first being "bey", which is a word meaning prince or master. As for the second part, it came from “quz”, which is a Persian word that means a village, and the word “quz” may also mean one of the types of nuts.
Beykoz region throughout history:
It dates back to 700 BC, and the ancient name of the region was Amicus or Amnekos. Because of the region’s richness in fish and its strategic location, Beykoz was settled by successive waves of invaders from all over the Black Sea and beyond, such as: Thracians, Bithynians, Persians, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, before the Turks settled in.
In the times of the Ottoman Empire, the lands behind Beykoz were forests used by the Ottoman sultans and their court to practice hunting and escape away from the noise of the city, and it contains the fishing hut in Küçüksu , the water fountains and the mosques that adorned the villages along the coast that remained as relics from that era.
What are the most famous landmarks in the Beykoz district of Istanbul?
The most important historical buildings in the Beykoz region :
The Anatolian Castle, Anadolu Hisarı , was built by the Ottomans during preparations for the invasion, with the aim of securing the Bosphorus Strait for their armies.
Küçüksu Kasrı Palace , a traditional Ottoman imperial hunting lodge.
The Khedive Palace was built in 1907 for the Khedive of Egypt to spend his holidays . It is a prominent white tower on a hill . It was converted into a restaurant in the middle of a garden.
- The tomb of the Prophet Joshua, which is located on Çamlıca hill, and next to it there is a mosque built by the Grand Vizier Muhammad Saeed Pasha in 1755.
Yoros Kalesi Castle was built during the era of the Roman Empire and is located on the coast opposite Sari Yer
Ishak Ağa Çeşmesi Sabil , which is the first water fountain built during the reign of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent, and renovated by Ishak Agha during the reign of Sultan Mahmud I, which is why it was named after him.
Beykoz State Hospital
It is the most famous government hospital in Turkey, where the most important treatment services are available free of charge in various medical specialties (ophthalmology - cardiovascular surgery - hematology - emergency medicine - orthopedics - neurology - pediatric surgery - gynecology and obstetrics - dermatology and reproductive medicine).
Beykoz Central Mosque :
It was built in the 19th century in the form of a rectangle with one minaret and wooden decorations. It is located in Beykoz Square , and it is one of the beautiful Ottoman-style buildings.
Beykoz Sport Complex and Swimming Pool:
It is one of the most famous recreational and sports facilities that provide its services for free, and it contains:
- Indoor swimming pool
- Tennis court.
- Basketball court
Orhan Veli Kanlik Beykoz Park:
It is famous for its green spaces and clear waters, and includes:
The dancing fountain at night.
Upscale restaurants and cafes.
Waterfalls and water spaces
Beykoz Nature Reserve:
Distinguished by its picturesque nature, it contains:
- coffee shops
- Green surfaces and picnic tables
Areas planted with flowers
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