Beykoz is a district on the Asian side of Istanbul near the Black Sea
Beykoz is a city in the city, the atmosphere is peaceful, old houses from the 18th and 19th century coexist with the houses of today.
– In Roman times, temple dedicated to Poseidon was created here, therefore before the sailors’ departure at sea, it was customary to practice a sacrifice.
– At the time of the Sultans Beykoz was a hunting place.
– At the beginning of the 19th century it was an industrial district.
– The first paper factory in Turkey was created in Beykoz.
– The famous Turkish glassware brand: Pasabahce was born in this district in 1934.
– The fortress “Anadolu Hisari” is the oldest Ottoman monument of ISTANBUL built in 1393 – 1394 by Sultan BAYEZID 1st, as part of his preparations for the siege of Constantinople in 1395, it is located outside the center but always depends on Beykoz at the narrowest point of the Bosphorus, which is closed to the public.
– The Beykoz korusu Park of 27.9 hectares is truly magnificent, as seen from the impressive Bosphorus.
– Kücüksu Kasri was the Baroque style summer palace and the hunting palace of the sultans, built in 1857 by an Armenian architect Garabet Amira Balyan. The Küçüksu Palace is a museum today that is open to visitors
In this district of Istanbul there are 248,000 inhabitants. Very few tourists come here, yet this area is definitely worth a visit.