Surface Area: 25,84 km2
Number of Neighborhoods: 17
It became a district in 2008. Maltepe in the south of Atasehir, Kadikoy in the west, Uskudar in the northwest, Umraniye in the north, Cekmekoy in the northeast and Sancaktepe in the east. The district is 25.84 square kilometers and it has a population of 419,368. It has a total of 17 neighborhoods within its borders.
Today, the remains of stone age can be found in Icerenkoy Neighborhood of Atasehir district. In the Ottoman History section, Orhan Gazi defeated the Byzantine King Andronicus III in Kartal-Cevizlik in 1331 and reached Üsküdar. It is known that Konuralp, one of the commanders of Orhan Gazi, also he met with Orhan Gazi in Uskudar by taking Aydos Castle, Ayazma Village to the west of Kayısdag and Icerenkoy. The district has a surface area of 25.21 km2 and it has a partial hilly position like most places in Istanbul. This district has great advantages especially in terms of intercity transportation thanks to located between D-100 highway, E-80 and 0-2 highway and ring road. It is adjacent to Kadıkoy in the southwest, Maltepe in the south and southeast, Uskudar in the west, Umraniye in the north and Sancaktepe in the east.
It has a climate under influence of the Marmara Sea. Summers are hot and less rainy, autumn, winter and spring is rainy. In winter, snowfall is observed especially in high sections.
Atasehir district; Within the framework of urban transformation, large settlement centers, shopping, culture-arts, industrial and commercial centers; It is growing rapidly with public and private primary, secondary and higher education institutions. It has reached modern living standards. In addition to large settlements, trade is becoming the center of science, culture and art.
Istanbul is the most favorite province of our country. Atasehir is located on the Anatolian side of this favorite city. It has a population of approximately 425 thousand. It is the only one of its kind. After being a district in Atasehir which wasn't a district until 2008, some neighborhoods of Üsküdar, Ümraniye and Kadıköy districts were also included.
Taksim: 46 minutes
Besiktas: 50 minutes
Kadıkoy: 13 minutes
Sisli: 51 minutes
Bakırkoy: 38 minutes
Levent: 46 minutes
Sarıyer: 57 minutes
New Airport: 1 hour 4 minutes
Sabiha Gokcen: 24 minutes
Nezahat Gokyigit Botanical Garden
Nezahat Gokyigit Botanical Garden is located in Atasehir. It was established in 1995 as a souvenir park. The memorial park built by Ali Nihat Gokyigit's wife Nezahat Gokyigit had an area of 32 hectares. Afterwards, it started to serve as a botanical garden. You can bring your children to Nezahat Gokyigit Botanical Garden on weekends. It is open daily from 09.30 to 19.00. You can come to the park in Istanbul, which has plenty of greenery and plenty of oxygen, to breathe a bit and you can have fun with your children.
Atasehir which is located on the Anatolian side, is one of the most modern districts in the region. The structuring in Atasehir was established quite regularly. So what are the places you should definitely visit in the district?
Kayısdagı Forest is one of the most attraction place of the district. Visitors flock during every period of the year. This forest contains plenty of oxygen, air and it has a very green nature. It is one of the most important ''attraction centers'' in the district.
It is a place that will please you with its fields where you can do jogging and walking and have a nice time with a picnic.
Ali Nihat Gokyigit, currently a member of the Board of Directors of Tekfen Holding, built a 500-acre park in memory of his life partner Nezahat Gokyigit. 50 thousand bushes and trees were planted in this park and this park was named after his wife. The purpose of the park was then redefined and decided to become a botanical garden. Nezahat Gokyigit Park was opened to public visits in 2002. The name of the place was changed to Nezahat Gokyigit Botanic Garden in 2003.
It has a unique green area and a wonderful environment. The botanical park has also become a center for research and teaching in the field of botany. It is equipped with plants that grow in various parts of the world and in our country. In the botanical park, endangered species are also protected.
If you wish, you can also benefit from the resources of the library which is specially designed for visitors and herbarium where you can examine the plants closely. There is also a magnificent view of the botanical garden that you can enjoy from the top spot in the botanical park.
Ulker Sports Arena
Ulker Sports Arena is one of the places that have made a great contribution to the district and is the host of Fenerbahçe Ulker Basketball Team. It is sponsored by Yıldız Holding (Ulker) and has a very modern design. This venue has a capacity of 15 thousand spectators. If you think this place is hosting only basketball games, you are wrong. The venue also hosts concerts, stage shows or family shows of many world-famous stars.
It is located between Üsküdar, Ümraniye and Kadıköy districts on the Asian side of İstanbul. There is no difficulty in getting to Ataşehir. As it is located at the intersection of the O-2 and O-4 motorway, you can reach the district with a large number of IETT lines, which provide frequent services, and the subway line that forms the Kadıköy-Kartal route. If you prefer to reach by subway, Kozyatagı stop is one of the central points of the district.
There are many nice hotel options for those who want to stay in Ataşehir. In the same way, visitors to this region can taste delicious foods.
Hotel options integrated with the modern structure of the region and giving importance to comfort are as follows:
• Nish Suite Ataşehir
• The Gate Ataşehir
• Pasha Palace Hotel
• Radisson Blu Hotel Asia
• 216 Turkuaz Suites
Atasehir Cafes and Restaurants
Types of cuisine, you can experience in this region are as follows:
• Eastern & Mediterranean Cuisine
• Black Sea Cuisine Inspirations
• Ottoman Culinary Culture
• Middle Eastern Cuisine
• Various cuisines of Europe