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Belgrad Forest

Istanbul, Turkey
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Ranked #118 of 646 Attractions in Istanbul
Type: Forests
Description: On weekends, residents of Istanbul flock to this largest forest in the area to picnic and enjoy nature.
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

It is a little hard to get there on your own but you can take a bus it almost costs nothing. I advise you to rent a car and have your picnic or bbq there. It is a very pleasant place. Althought i went during winter it was worth it. I imagine during summer it must be more magical. If... More

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Lisboa, Portugal
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I went to Belgrad Forest for a run... There is a nice 6km track around a lake with some climbs and some descents that will break the monothony. There is enough people to make you feel safe but not that many that you can't run quietly. If you don't have a car, getting there is not complicated: you take the... More

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Istanbul
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

You take places like this for granted in Europe and America. Really rare in Turkey. Great trails(unmarked) and fire roads for biking, hiking, and running. The website is pretty useless and the guards don't give out any maps and are usually asleep when I ride through. Free for bikes and pedestrians. The only problem really ids the amount of garbage... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Direction is wrong iwent to the direction trip advisor put ididnt found eny forest just busy street pls Ching the daarction

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Dammam, Saudi Arabia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

The forest is 30 Minutes’ drive from the center & there is an entrance fee per a car. Lack of facilities is clear in the forest but the nature is beautiful & calm .It is a good choice if the weather is hot in Istanbul for families group or couples going to the beaches nearby.

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Istanbul
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228 reviews 228 reviews
52 attraction reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

We live by the Belgrad Forest (near Kemerburgaz) which is a real gem. Go there with a local who knows the area. If you are a visitor and would like to go on your own, then try Neset Suyu near Bahcekoy. Great for running, walking or biking.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

I went to visit the place since I found it some exciting to go in a real forest. and yes the place is really nice but I found there is no people , just few locals there and most can't help.No restaurants no attractions for tourists beside the transportation to their not easy. For tourists better not to go until... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

When you get into the forst you feel like moving to a new world, you are moving from the busy and stressful Istanbul to a place like dreams :) It is a wonderful forest, wonderful trees, the road to the middle of the forest is amazing, I would advise to go by walk in the road, you may park your... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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63 reviews 63 reviews
3 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Belgrad forest is like a hidden heaven in istanbul. Very nice for families with kids. Facilities can be improved. People do their own BBQ so it gets a bit of chaos and smoky. There should be more organizeden and designated areas for BBQ.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

Wonderful place for people who like to walk around in the forest, have a picnic or just inhale the fresh forest air. Also a great place for outdoor photography, bike rides and whatnot.

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