Odayeri Excursion Area
You should see these two amazing places of Istanbul .
If you want to escape to urban commotion, the stress of every day life and get a chance take a breather, come to the Odayeri Excursion Area. Here there are number of hardwood trees surrounding the fields. If you want to have a picnic, you can bring your own ingredients or buy them from the nearby village. The ponds formed from mining excavations add to the beauty of nature, yet it should not be forgetten that they can be treacherous.
Getting here: Odayeri Excursion Area is situated on the Ağaçlı Road 6 kilometers away from Isaniye village after exiting Hasdal, Kemerburgaz and Göktürk. Istanbul Nature Preservation and National Parks Engineering
Phone: (212) 262 7710
Polonezköy (Polish Village) Natural Park
Polonezköy is a colony established by Polish refugees in 1842. The wide variety of trees and plants is reason for great admiration. The majority of the population here are of Polish exraction. It is possible to see diverse cultures and life styles here. The camping areas are ideal, especially at weekends. The beuty of this area is widely known and the region has hosted famous people such as Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Franz Listz, and Gustav Flaubert.
Getting here: Polonezköy (Polish village) Natural Park can be reached via various routes, because of its popularity. You can either follow the signs from the Kavacik – Çavuşbaşı or from Beykoz-Riva and Alemdağ – Şile destinations.