It is a district established in the east of Büyükçekmece Lake, which is known with its name and has a plain land and plains. It is neighbours with Beylikdüzü, Esenyurt, Silivri, Çatalca, and Arnavutköy districts, and it is surrounded by the Marmara Sea in the south.

Büyükçekmece and Kumburgaz beaches, which are on the way to become the Bodrum of Istanbul, have always been the first choice of people in Istanbul who cannot go on vacation. The region, which has an extremely regular and beautiful coastline of 25 km, consists of 24 neighborhoods.

It has become one of the most important summer resorts with potential areas such as Büyükçekmece, Güzelce, Mimar Sinan, Alkent, Kamiloba, and Celaliye. In Büyükçekmece, the population reaches up to 900 thousand during the summer months.

Kumburgaz offers accommodation options that appeal to every budget with its hotels, motels, apartments, and pensions. Kumburgaz; It is 45 km from Istanbul and 12 km from Büyükçekmece.

The 5 km long promenade of Büyükçekmece, a modern coastal settlement on the European side, is another point worth seeing. Coastal, which is very lively especially in summer, hosts many cafes, restaurants, bars, tea gardens, and beaches.

Büyükçekmece, which has been the accommodation place of armies and passengers throughout history, draws attention with the Sinan the architect Bridge and the remains of the caravanserai.

Enver Pasha Mansion, Suleyman the Magnificent Caravansary, Suleyman the Magnificent Bridge with a length of 636 meters, World Costumes Museum, Sokullu Mehmet Pasha, Aqua Marine Water Park, and Fatih Mosques are some of the places that must be visited by those who visit the district for the first time.


Buyukcekmece; Private Hezarfen Airport is 10 km, 42 km from Istanbul Airport, and 78 km from Sabiha Gökçen Airport. The residents of Büyükçekmece center are only 3.8 km from Tüyap metro-bus station. Thanks to the metro-bus lines close to the district, you can quickly reach many points of Istanbul, including the Asian side.

Büyükçekmece, which is connected to the city center by TEM and D-100 Highways, can be regarded as the most extreme point of Istanbul, also provides great convenience for its guests in sea transportation. Especially in the summer months, trips are organized by sea buses to touristic areas such as Bursa, Erdek, Mudanya, and Avşa.

People who want to provide transportation within Istanbul from IDO (İstanbul Fast Ferries) Büyükçekmece Pier by buses must first have an Istanbul card. You can meet all your public transportation needs by loading the necessary units to the Istanbul cards.

Entertainment & Social Life

Conferences and panels held at the Atatürk Cultural Center continue 12 months a year. Kutadgu Bilig Public Library with 25 thousand works, İbrahim Çallı Art Gallery, the world-famous Büyükçekmece Photography and Education Club, Atirus Shopping Center with its 3D movie theaters, and the 500-seat Bedia Muvahhit Stage are some of the important elements that support the social life in the district.

Büyükçekmece International Culture and Art Festival are selected as the Best Festival of the World by CIOFF. Büyükçekmece International Culture and Art Festival, where art meets love and cultures with friendship, is the only festival in the A category of Turkey.

Atatürk Cultural Center where conferences and panels are held, Kutadgu Bilig Public Library with its unique works, İbrahim Çallı Art Gallery, Atirus Shopping Center cinemas and Bedia Muvahhit Stage attract art lovers.

This district is home to the world's leading brands of Turkey with Atirus Mall, Torii Mall, Fox City Park, and different entertainment and shopping options, and outlets.

Investment Advantages of Büyükçekmece

Over 250 thousand residences have been built in Büyükçekmece in the last 10 years. During this period, 20 shopping malls were put into service. Büyükçekmece is the fastest developing region in terms of economy and where most investments are made in terms of housing, shopping center, and the industrial sector in Turkey.

Area Guide

If you're looking for a peaceful and suburban lifestyle, areas outside the city center are a good option.