Istanbul Besiktas District Guide

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Beşiktaş is a district located on the European side of İstanbul. Beşiktaş is adjacent to Şişli and Kağıthane in the west, Beyoğlu in the southwest and Sarıyer in the north. The district has a 8.4 km long coastline with an impressive Bosphorus view. Prosperity, liveability and cultural level of Beşiktaş district is ranked first in terms of country. The connecting roads of the Bosphorus Bridge and the Fatih Sultan Mehmet bridges pass through the district of Beşiktaş. For this reason, it is one of the most active districts in İstanbul. There are many important historical buildings in the district. Beşiktaş has also valuable and old districts such as Bebek, Arnavutköy, Ortaköy and Yıldız. The Levent and Maslak area in the north of the district hosts many modern shopping and business centers. Otherwise, Beşiktaş has many consulates and important public institutions. On the other hand, there are quality universities located in Beşiktaş district such as Boğaziçi, Yıldız Technical, Bahçeşehir and Galatasaray University. Check out the most comprehensive Beşiktaş district guide now. You will find the answers of many questions like “Places to see in Beşiktaş” or “How to get to Beşiktaş?” in this guide.

District Name



Population Density

Population Growth Rate

Surface Area

Number of Neighbourhood




16.6 / km2

0,87 %

11 km2


Do you want to get detailed information about hospitals in Beşiktaş? If you’re, our special health guide will be helpful for you. In Beşiktaş, there are 1 state hospital and 5 private hospital. In addition, there are many medical centers, eye hospitals, dialysis centers, oral and dental health clinics in the district. Beşiktaş has also Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Center. You can get high-quality health services in Beşiktaş private hospitals such as Liv Hospital, Gayrettepe Florence Nightingale Hospital and Acıbadem Fulya Hspital.

If you are looking for real estate for sale in Beşiktaş or real estate for rent in Beşiktaş, you are on the right page. The prices of houses for sale in Beşiktaş have increased by 11.49% in the last year. The average residential area is 135 square meters. The depreciation period of the houses for sale is around 37 years. The neighborhoods that gained the most value in Beşiktaş district were Yıldız, Bebek, Ulus, Levent, Türkali respectively. On the other hand, the neighborhoods with the fastest return in Beşiktaş district were Muradiye, Sinanpaşa, Mecidiye, Abbasağa, Cihannüma respectively. Since affordable and luxurious housing projects are built in these regions, it is preferred by those who want to invest. You can make the most correct investment by examining our ads for apartment options for sale from Beşiktaş real estate agent. You can also add your listings easily if you are selling or renting a house in different neighborhoods of Beşiktaş.

Accommodation in Beşiktaş is an important issue for people who visit city for different purposes like tourism or business. In Beşiktaş, close to the city center, it is possible to find hotels in all-inclusive concept and accommodation options that serve in bed and breakfast, half board and room concepts only. You can stay in Beşiktaş hotels suitable for the needs of visitors coming to Beşiktaş for business and tourism purposes. You can find a lot of accommodation alternatives in Beşiktaş. There are also world-famous hotel chains in the district.

You will find the answers of the “Best places to visit in Beşiktaş” or “Top 10 things to do and see in Beşiktaş” questions in this guide. Choose your destination, click on the guide and start discovering Beşiktaş deeply now. Beşiktaş is one of the oldest and historical districts of the city. The district is also known as a culture and art center in İstanbul. In addition to this, the district offers wide-range shopping and eating and drinking perspective. Beşiktaş is also very close to most popular places in İstanbul like Taksim and Karaköy. Beşiktaş hosts some of Istanbul’s most important historical buildings. Historical buildings such as Çırağan PalaceDolmabahçe PalaceYıldız Palace MuseumIhlamur Pavilion, Ortaköy MosqueKabataş Boys High School and Esma Sultan Mansion are among the places to visit. You will feel the unique architecture from the Ottoman period. Beside historical buildings, Beşiktaş has also museums that you can visit such as Palace Collections MuseumAşiyan MuseumJale Kuşhan Wax Sculpture MuseumPainting and Sculpture Museum and Naval MuseumYıldız Hamidiye MosqueDolmabahçe Mosque and Bebek Mosque are among the historical mosques you can visit. You can also choose to go to living areas such as Abbasağa ParkYıldız GroveMaçka Democracy ParkBebek Park and Nezahat Gökyiğit Botanical Garden. You should definitely see Ortaköy, Etiler, Levent, Kuruçeşme, Bebek and Arnavutköy parts of the district. If you want to shopping, Nişantaşı is the address of the best quality stores in İstanbul. The district is also home to Vodafone Park, the stadium of the Beşiktaş JK football club. You can visit the Beşiktaş JK Museum in the stadium. For more, check out our guide now!

Since Beşiktaş is one of the most central districts of İstanbul, it has a great advantage in terms of transportation. One of the options that provide the easiest transportation opportunity to Beşiktaş is the ferry journey. Ferry services are available from Beşiktaş Pier to Üsküdar and from Barbaros Hayrettin Paşa Pier to Kadıköy.

You can also reach the district directly by public bus and minibus. If you want to reach Beşiktaş by public bus, you can use any IETT bus that goes to Kabataş or use the Taksim IETT line number 25T. You can also use minibuses serving between Beşiktaş and Sarıyer. You can also reach the district by using the metrobus line serving between Kadıköy and Beylikdüzü. You need to get off at Zincirlikuyu metrobus stop.

On the other hand, 4. Levent and Levent stations of M2 Yenikapı – Hacıosman Metro Line are within the boundaries of the district. It is also possible to go to Beşiktaş by Kabataş T1 tramline.


Enes Sahin

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