Belgrade Forest

Address: Belgrad Ormanı, Bahçeköy Sarıyer 
Phone: (0212) 226 2335 

The Belgrade Forest is a vast expanse of woodland, nearly 5,500 acres, which stretches out around Bahcekoy just inland from Buyukdere. It takes its rather unlikely name from the fact that back in the 16th century it was resettled with Serbians after Suleyman the Magnificent occupied their country in 1521 and decided that they would make the perfect supervisors for the network of forest aqueducts and reservoirs on which Istanbul depended for its water supply.

  • Belgrade Forest

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