1- Belgrad Forest Nature Parks
Located on the northern European side of Istanbul, Belgrad Forest is the largest in Istanbul; it is approximately 5,500 hectares. The forest is home to a myriad of tree, plant, mushroom, bird, and other animal species.
2- Ballıkayalar Nature Park
Located in Gebze -several kilometers far from Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport– Ballıkayalar Nature Park is like an oasis. It has everything that an avid hiker might desire in a trail such as a green canyon, small lakes..
3- Balaban Village and Durusu Lake
Balaban is a village 70km northwest of Istanbul’s center and it sits on Durusu Lake (formerly Terkos Lake), the largest lake in the province. For the last one hundred years Durusu Lake was the most important water source
4- Binkılıç Village and Yıldız Mountains
Binkılıç is a small village 120 km from Istanbul’s center. The village is also the beginning point of Yıldız Mountain Range (Also known as Strandzha Mountain Range) that continues westward. In Binkılıç, you can star