Destination guide

Head to the theatrical city of Kartal

Enjoy the theatre scene and other features of Kartal. Travellers to this welcoming city praise the island views, seaside and shopping. Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. With a holiday rental, you get a home away from home – many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Activities and attractions in Kartal

Are you looking for attractions to visit in the city? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that Kartal has to offer. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Watergarden (8.4 mi / 13.4 km)
  • Faruk Yalcin Zoo and Botanical Park (12.3 mi / 19.8 km)
  • Suada Island (13.6 mi / 21.9 km)
  • Kilic Ali Pasha Hamam (14 mi / 22.5 km)
  • Bomontiada (15.5 mi / 24.9 km)
  • Istanbul Golf Club (16.7 mi / 26.9 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Kartal

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Kartal is a great place to spend some time outside. These are a few of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Sedef Island (3.8 mi / 6.1 km)
  • Yorukali Plaji (4.3 mi / 6.9 km)
  • Aydos Hill (4.6 mi / 7.3 km)
  • Yorukali Beach (4.6 mi / 7.4 km)
  • Eskibag plaji (5.4 mi / 8.7 km)
  • Prince Islands (6.2 mi / 10.1 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Kartal

Fly into Istanbul (SAW-Sabiha Gokcen Intl.), the closest airport, located 6.8 mi (11 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Istanbul (IST-Ataturk Intl.), which is 19.9 mi (32.1 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, Istanbul Kartal Station, Istanbul Atalar Station and Istanbul Yunus Station are the main stations in the area.