(Green Village) you will find lovely pastel coloured wooden houses along residential streets full of trees and is similar to Bebek
which are really nice places to live although they are very close to the airport. The present day Yeşilköy, in particular the centre is reminiscent of a British market town with its many beautiful 19th century wooden houses that have been renovated and are now shops, restaurants and bars and is a wonderful place to spend an evening.
Places to Visit in Yesilkoy
We recommend you visit “The Biggest Thematic Aquarium of the World” (Tel. 0212 444 9744) on Senlikkoy Mahallesi (District), No. 93 Florya. This aquarium is not only the newest but is a world leader in the use of cutting edge technology. It has a huge collection of fish from all over the world with viewing paths enabling visitors to observe them in their natural environment. With the various themes and interactive installations on offer, visitors are guaranteed a very memorable experience.
Churches in Yesilkoy
The huge Catholic Church of St. Stephen is on Cümbüş Street and has a painting above the altar showing St. Stephen being stoned to death in the year 34 or 35. Around the corner from here is a lovely little harbour offering great views of the Princes’ Islands.
The Armenian Church of Surp Istepanos (St. Stephen) can be found on Inci Çiçeği Street and on Mirasyedi Street is the Greek Orthodox Church of Hagios Stephanos (St. Stephen).
station was used by Ataturk
whilst he served in the army during 1909 and dates back to 1871, and its oldest surviving part is the water storage tank.
Houses designed by Guglielmo Semprini
Also here are three houses built side by side and designed by Italian architect Guglielmo Semprini, who also designed the Büyük Londra Hotel in Tepebasi and the Church of Santa Maria Draperis
Road , and was a contractor on the German School and Hospital.
Getting to Yesilkoy
To get to Yesilkoy; take the suburban train from Cankurtaran
station or a minibus (dolmuş) from the Taksim end of Tarlabasi