22-03-2023 - Places

Nakkastepe Park: Nature and Adventure

Istanbul has many amazing places to see and great things to experience. If it is your first time in Istanbul you may think that it is a great city with historical places and many of these places are in the old town area. But it is not completely true. Actually, Istanbul is a colorful metropolitan with an amazing history and vibrant city life. Especially the nightlife of Istanbul can surprise you but for this article, we will be looking at one of the most beautiful parks of Istanbul yet a new one: Nakkastepe National Garden.

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A Day in Nature in Istanbul

There is so much to do in Istanbul, yes, but what about relaxing in an old, populated park with views of the Bosphorus that is surrounded by lush greenery? Nakkashtepe National Garden has an area of around 90,000 square meters and provides visitors with the chance to enjoy themselves and take pictures with an amazing Bosphorus view.

Istanbul's first national garden, Nakkastepe, is situated on the outskirts of Uskudar Kuzguncuk on the Asian side of Istanbul. The title ‘national garden’ means a park with free entrance, so there is no fee to get in. The park, which is situated on the slopes of the Bosphorus, is beautiful to look at and tranquilizing to be in. Many gatherings, concerts, and events have taken place there since it first opened. The region's scenery and natural beauty will gratify visitors. Photographers for social media also visit it for great instagrammable photos. With its landscape aspect, you can compare it with Camlica Hill.

What is in Nakkastepe Park?

Here are some details for you: In the 90.000 square meters area, there is a recreational area with a Bosphorus view of 50 thousand square meters. The area includes picnic areas, hiking routes, an adventure park we will be mentioning later, a fitness area, tennis courts, indoor and outdoor children's playgrounds, and scenery terraces you can take amazing pictures. There is also a nice pond and a waterfall.

There are also other interesting places in the park, like a flying path you can have a walk all around the park, it is exciting. There is also a beautiful wooden bridge you can cross, an amp theater in which many events take place, and a plant display area, especially for botanic lovers.

The Inventor House (Nature Explorer's Workshop) is a great place for children to discover their inventor side in the playgrounds inside. If you’d like to pray during your time there, there are also masjids for Muslims to pray comfortably, separate for women and men.

In Nakkastepe Park, all-natural materials were utilized. Functionality and simplicity are priorities. Wooden resources were used to build bridges, game group components, adventure tracks, sporting goods, and even curbs and elevations. The project is also supported by the playground surface and the walking trails.

Large trees in the vicinity provided support for the design. Featuring picnic sites, hiking trails, and walking paths, this portion of the park gives you the impression that you are strolling through a forest where you have been going for a long time. This season, all you have to do is remove your pocket from the buffet and spend time in nature.

There is an adventure park called OKKO Extereme in which there are amazing things for people of all ages. This is a great place if you want some adventure and physical activity! In this area, there are carefully prepared parkours in which you can challenge yourself and your physical condition will push you to move fast and will make you have fun while you try to get to the finish line! There are also climbing walls that will make you have so much fun while you try to climb up with your whole body! And, the most popular thing in this area is Zippline which will make you fly above the amazing Bosphorus and give you a perfect adrenaline rush!

What to Do in Nakkastepe Park?

There are many things to do in Nakkastepe. You can take a picnic there and you don’t need to take food and drinks with you. You can buy everything you need in the cafes in the park. You can just sit in the picnic areas and enjoy your time with an amazing view. You can also hike or run in the park,, and also enjoy free fitness tools in the park.

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Let’s have a look at a special area in Nakkastepe now. If you enjoy adventure and physical activities, check out Extreme Adventure Park Nakkastepe! Extreme Adventure Park Nakkastepe is a theme park located in this great park in which you can enjoy both the attractions and the great view of the beautiful Bosphorus. There are meticulously crafted parkours that you can use to test your physical prowess. You'll have to move quickly and have fun while attempting to complete these parkour challenges! There are climbing walls as well, and trying to climb them with your entire body will be so much fun! You'll experience mountain climbing feelings!

One of the best things to do in Nakkastepe is the zipline. A pulley and a rider's harness are fastened to a wire stretched over an inclination to make up a zipline. A zipline's inclination makes it possible for the rider to be drawn along the line by gravity. Although at first ziplines were employed for transportation in some places, they are now a well-liked amusement instrument that combines excitement and fun. With Zippline in Nakkastepe, you may experience the ultimate exhilaration as you soar above the magnificent Bosphorus! With its 250-meter steel rope that is 12 mm thick and has a carrying capacity of over 17 tons, Zippline adds exhilaration to this incredible environment! At an 80kmph pace, you will be "flying" through this rope!

The nicest part about all of these experiences is that they are absolutely secure. You will be prepared to enjoy a wonderful adrenaline rush in total safety with a skilled provider and personnel! The Park creates spaces with the necessary international safety and security certificates for all age groups, including kids, young people, and seniors. The Park management continually conducts audits to ensure that not even the slightest item is in danger to the user or provider safety. All staff receives specialized training, and they receive ongoing instruction in customer satisfaction and safety.

How to Get to Nakkastepe Park

Nakkastepe is in the Kuzguncuk neighborhood in Uskudar on the Asian side of Istanbul. The best way to get to Nakkastepe is by car, so if you rent a car you can easily go there. There is a parking lot with a small fee.

You can also use the subway and buses to go there. You can get Üsküdar – Çekmeköy metro (M4) and get off baglarbasi station. Then you can take a 15-minute walk. There are many buses from Uskudar also. Look for buses to go to Kuzguncuk, you can see the signs on the buses easily.


In which district of Istanbul is Nakkaştepe?

Nakkastepe Park is located in the Kuzguncuk neighborhood in the Uskudar district. Uskudar is on the Asian side of Istanbul.

Is there an entrance fee for Nakkaştepe?

Entrance to Nakkastepe Park is free but if you go there by car, there is a small parking fee for your car.

What is in Nakkaştepe?

There is a huge park on Nakkastepe in which there are many playgrounds, sports areas, event areas, and an adventure park.

Is it allowed to make bbq in Nakkastepe?

No, you can have a picnic with prepared food in Nakkastepe Park but it is not allowed to barbecue there.

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