Forests in Istanbul

When you drive a bit outside of Istanbul, you are suddenly surrounded by forests that are still within the province of Istanbul.

The most famous forest among them is the Belgrad Forest, which we describe here in more detail.

The approximately 5,500-hectare forest on the European side of Istanbul is also home to the Atatürk Arboretum and some nature parks, which we will discuss in more detail in the next sections and subcategories…