The Belgrade forests of Istanbul (in Turkish:
(Belgrad Ormanı) is one of the largest and most famous parks in the city of Istanbul and is considered a natural reserve for the diversity of its trees, plants and animals. These forests are about 20 km from the center of Istanbul.
Belgrade’s forests in Istanbul occupy large natural areas estimated at more than 5300 hectares and is an integrated nature reserve, which includes a lot of plants and trees up to nearly 2000 species in addition to various animals.
These forests are a great source of water and an outlet for the city of Istanbul, because it contains seven water lakes where the remains of ancient dams still exist in the forest, which dates back to the Ottoman era.
Best Activities in Belgrade Forest Istanbul:
The forests of Belgrade are a very suitable place for sports enthusiasts. Forests provide organized roads and trails for hiking and enjoying the rich nature and trees.
Visitors to the Belgrade Forest can do many leisure activities, including barbecue food in designated areas. There are also many restaurants and cafes on site.
You can also rent bicycles and tour the jungle, and you can also rent boats and tour the jungle lakes.
Forests are available to visit all days of the week except Sunday
Visiting hours are from 6:00 am to 18:00 pm IST.