Esenyurt is one of the most extensive districts of Istanbul. Esenyurt was formerly a district of Buyukcekmece. It became a city municipality in 1989. It became a district by combining with Kırac district in 2008. Esenyurt has become an important part of its development especially with the recently increasing housing construction activities. Many parks and cultural centers were built here with this increasing construction. The new houses built in Esenyurt are more affordable than the other districts of Istanbul. For this reason this place has become popular. The shopping centers have changed the shopping habits of the local people in Esenyurt. People began to prefer large shopping centers instead of small shops on the streets. In addition, the thermal waters extracted in this region have the highest quality geothermal property at national level.
Settled life dates back to the early 19th century in Esenyurt. Ekrem Omer Pasha was one of the well-known people of the period and was named Eskinoz because of the Eskinozgiller, one of the stockholders, established on his farm. People from Romania and Bulgaria immigrate to Eskinoz between 1920 and 1938. Today, people have immigrated from cities such as Kars, Ardahan, Erzurum and Artvin. The Central neighborhood, where Romanian and Bulgarian immigrants live, and Köyici, the first settlement where gypsies live, are the oldest settlements in Esenyurt.
Taksim 1 hour
Besiktas 58 minutes
Kadıkoy 1 hour 5 minutes
Sisli 1 hour
Bakırkoy 36 minutes
Levent 56 minutes
Sarıyer 1 hour 6 minutes
New Airport 44 minutes
Esenyurt is rich in thermal water resources. In addition, Esenyurt is one of the most ideal places for healing resources. Ataturk Neighborhood Thermal Facility and Saadetdere Thermal Facility are located in here. The depth of geothermal spring water reaches up to 4000 meters. Thanks to the mineral wealth of the water extracted from the here, it makes the best quality geothermal water of Turkey. Temperature of water 54 degrees at the source is measured as 49 degrees to the surface. The drilling depth is 1,150 meters. In such a large and crowded city like Istanbul, it is an important opportunity to reach such a healing source. Diseases where this healing water cured include skin diseases, rheumatism, neck hernias, muscle diseases, neurological diseases, insomnia, irritability, physical and mental fatigue, forgetfulness, chronic diseases and gynecological diseases. The facilities serves in the process of 1 hour and 15 minutes. There are 5 sessions per day and each one receives between 44 and 60 people.
Pelit Chocolate Museum
Who doesn't like chocolate? What if you imagine yourself in a chocolate village or think there are waterfalls flowing of chocolate? Yes, you didn't hear incorrectly, it's all possible with the Pelit Chocolate Museum. You can find a world made of chocolate inside the museum. Chocolate lovers will admire this museum! Pelit meticulously designed this museum for chocolate lovers. This museum opens its doors to both children and adults. Inside you can see many different structures such as chocolate villages, statues of important people and chocolate fountains. The most important feature of these structures is that they are made entirely of chocolate. You can watch all the construction phases through a glass tube above the construction site. You can also see some of Pelit's old production materials. There are also kitchens inside of the huge chocolate dream. These kitchens have been established to teach children pastry or at least give them an idea. In this way, children can learn how to make cake by attending workshops. It is also possible that you will be interested in sculptures made entirely of chocolate while visiting the museum.
Museum entrance fee is 50 TL for each person. Everyone above the age of one has to paid. In addition, the fee for each person in school group is 30 TL. The museum is open every day of the week from 10:00 to 17:00.
The museum is located in Esenyurt district of the city of Pelit in Istanbul. It was established on an area of 25,000 square meters. The museum is accessible by car or public transport. You can reach the museum either directly or indirectly from the region where you live to Esenyurt bus services.
Esenyurt is located in the sub-region of Thrace within the metropolitan boundaries of Istanbul. There are Kucukcekmece Lake and its campus in the east of the district. There are TEM-D-100 connection path and Buyukcekmece in the west. There is the Hosdere-Kınalı-Thrace Motorway in the north. There is D-100 (E-5) highway in the south. Esenyurt covers an area of 57 kilometers. It has borders with Avcılar district in the east, Buyukcekmece district in the west, Basaksehir and Arnavutkoy districts in the north and Beylikduzu district in the south. There are many ways to reach this district. Esenyurt is 30 km from Istanbul New Airport. The airport has direct connections with many major cities of the world and the country. It takes approximately 30 minutes by taxi from the airport to Esenyurt. Service vehicle from the airport are also available.
Public transport is available by metro and bus. Atatürk Airport-Yenikapı Metro line can be used and you can take the bus from Aksaray. Another option is to go to Hacıosman metro from Yenikapı and bus lines departing from Taksim and passing through Esenyurt can be preferred.
There are many ways to reach Esenyurt by bus. Esenyurt is located 26 km from the bus terminal in Esenler. The bus station has connections with many cities in Turkey. In local transportation, Esenyurt has bus connections with many districts. Taksim, Bakırkoy, Avcılar, Beylıkduzu, Yenibosna, Aksaray, Sogutlucesme and Mecidiyekoy are the districts that can be reached by bus.
The main hotels that are integrated with the modern face of the region and that care about the comfort of the people are as follows:
Cafes and Restaurants
Similarly, cafes and restaurants where you can experience Turkish cuisine in the region are as follows;
Eastern & Mediterranean Cuisine
Inspirations from the Black Sea Cuisine
Ottoman Culinary Culture