ISTANBUL CITY RUN ON EUROPEAN SIDE – 6K

A joyful running experience through history, lively city and nature all in one in the heart of Istanbul!

ISTANBUL CITY RUN ON EUROPEAN SIDE - 6K
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ISTANBUL CITY RUN ON EUROPEAN SIDE - 6K

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12 years of running

We’ll start from the Besiktas Pier, from where boats operate through Bosphorus between Asian and European Side. We’ll go through the Beşiktaş Bazaar, where we’ll also see an old Rum school building. Right after the bazaar, we’ll arrive to Akaretler. It’s a lively neighborhood with cafes, restaurants, stores and art spaces. We’ll pass Akaretler Row Houses, which were built by the architecture Sarkis Balyan, who also was one of the architectures of Maçka Quarters that we’ll also see at the end of the street. Before arriving in Teşvikiye, we’ll pass through historic buildings such as İTÜ Maçka Campus (built as Maçka Quarters, Maçka Technical High School (built as Italian Consulate), Park Hyatt (Maçka Palace) and Teşkiviye Mosque.

We’ll arrive to Teşkiviye-Nişantaşı; where there are famous shopping avenues of Istanbul with high end boutiques and world class brands, trendy cafes and restaurants with variety of cuisines, stylish historical buildings mainly of 19th century architecture.

We’ll enter Maçka Democracy Park that is a recreational area where citizens socialize and exercise four seasons. It was part of Dolmabahçe Gardens before. Above us we’ll see Maçka Cable Car; an active cable car that connects two neighbourhoods with an amazing panoramic view of Istanbul & Bosphorus.

While running downhill in Maçka Park through greenery; we’ll pass beside Küçükçiftlik Park; and old funfair, now an open air festival and concert area, and former İnönü Stadium, named after the second president of Türkiye, which is home of one of the biggest sports clubs of Türkiye; Beşiktaş Gymnastics Club.

Now we are on the sea level; we meet one of the most important historic landmarks in both Ottoman and Turkish history in Istanbul; Dolmabahçe Palace! Served as the main administrative center of the Ottoman Empire for 45 years; it is the largest palace of Türkiye, with 285 rooms, 46 halls. The founder, the great leader and the first President of Turkish Republic Mustafa Kemal Atatürk used the palace as the presidential residence during summers where he spent the last days of his treatment and died on November 10, 1938.

Passing through Dolmabahçe Avenue to Beşiktaş; under the huge trees we’ll run alongside Mimar Sinan State Conservatory and Naval Museum near the pier.

We’ll end the tour where we started; Beşiktaş pier; with huge smiles and beautiful memories, hoping to see you again!

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Facts about the tours

6 km

Private tour

Easy

Individual

English

Flexible

Run start location - Hotel pick-up or Standard Meeting Point

Price

1 person77.00/person

2 persons60.50/person

3 persons49.50/person

4-20 persons44.00/person

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