It is located on the Çatalca peninsula in the European part of Istanbul. Küçükçekmece district is one of the most cosmopolitan and modern districts of the city. Its surroundings are surrounded by Küçükçekmece Lake and the Marmara Sea, which also gives its name to the district.
Küçükçekmece is also neighbours with Başakşehir, Bahçelievler, Bağcılar, Avcılar and Bakırköy districts. The population of Küçükçekmece district, which has an approximate area of 127 square kilometres, is around 770 thousand according to the latest censuses. At this point, we can say that Küçükçekmece district is one of the largest districts of Istanbul.
The district, most of which is located on the shores of the Marmara Sea and Küçükçekmece Lake, has a land structure that is not geographically rough. Apart from this, it is also located on the E5 and metro bus line, which is the most important transportation road of Istanbul.
We can say that Küçükçekmece district is located in an extremely strategic location. The district, which continues to develop rapidly today, is also home to some of the most beautiful Istanbul real estate projects. Many portfolios, especially those with sea view houses and lake view projects, draw great attention from foreign investors, are located within the boundaries of the district.
History of Küçükçekmece
It is one of the important sites of Istanbul in the ancient sense. It was the settlement area of a civilization called Rhegion in ancient times. Besides, it passes through the Via Egnatia Küçükçekmece route, which was the most important transportation route connecting the Balkans to the capital of Byzantine during the Roman period.
At this point, it is known that Küçükçekmece had a large volume in terms of both trade and agricultural production in those years. Besides, Yarimburgaz caves, which are one of the oldest settlements not only in Istanbul but also in the world, are within the boundaries of Küçükçekmece.
In the Ottoman period, Mimar Sinan built one of the bridges, which is one of his most important works in the region. Apart from all these, Küçükçekmece left Bakırköy district following the decision published in the Official Gazette in 1987 and obtained the district status with its own administrative structure.
Places to visit in Küçükçekmece
Küçükçekmece district has a unique cultural texture. Therefore, it offers many options to its visitors in terms of places to visit. There are also important archaeological sites such as Yarımburgaz caves in Küçükçekmece district, which has a long history in terms of archaeology.
For visitors who are interested in nature rather than history, there are many recreation areas and parks on the shores of Küçükçekmece Lake in the region. There are also popular shopping centres such as Arena Park and Armoni Park in Küçükçekmece for visitors who prioritize socialization, entertainment and shopping.
Food & Beverage Places and Restaurants in Küçükçekmece
Küçükçekmece district, which has an extremely cosmopolitan structure, stands out with its diversity of food and beverage venues. Especially after 80 years, it has been allowed immigrants around Turkey so Küçükçekmece restaurants are particularly strong in terms of regional delicacies.
A multifaceted cuisine culture from the Balkans to the Caucasus, from the Mediterranean to the Middle East is dominant, along with the Black Sea and Eastern Anatolian cuisines.
Middle Eastern Cuisine
The Black Sea Cuisine