Kordonboyu, Büyükçekmece – Istanbul – Turkey

GPS : 41°00’59.2″N 28°34’42.8″E / 41.016455, 28.578565

VHF Channel : 17 / 73
Call Sign : ” Marina Istanbul ”

Main Breakwater Lighthouse
GPS : 41°00’57.1″N 28°34’42.8″E / 41.015865, 28.578566

Inner Breakwater Lighthouse
GPS : 41°01’00.7″N 28°34’39.0″E / 41.016863, 28.577515
Büyükçekmece is a district in the suburbs of Istanbul, Turkey on the Sea of Marmara coast of the European side, west of the city. It is largely an industrial area. In the centre of Büyükçekmece itself, there are still tea gardens on the seafront and other places for kids to play while their families sit, picnic and enjoy the sea views.

The Marina Istanbul located at Büyükçekmece Bay, offers boat owners virtually every amenity under the sun. Located just 20 minutes from the Atatürk International Airport, the Marina Istanbul is definitely a boater’s paradise. Offering a wealth of services, this is the ideal location for residents of the Marmara area and visiting vacationers. At Marina Istanbul you will find a friendly, family oriented atmosphere with all the amenities of a yacht club.

We hope you enjoy its strategic situation, its weather, and its wonderful facilities, where you can find all the equipment for your craft and a whole complex for leisure and meals services. All this is found in the same marina and inside the beautiful setting of the city of Istanbul. Marina Istanbul offers far more than just a mooring for your boat; it is a place to enjoy, a place to stay and it is a boating centre, which caters for all the family.


Afloat : 490 Boats
Ashore : 100 Boats
Dry Stack : 130 Boats

İstanbul’s new “5 anchor” marina, Marina İstanbul, offers a full complement of services afloat and ashore. These include a modern and spacious marina with a capacity of 720 yachts; 490 spaces afloat, 100 ashore and 130 in dry stack, on an area of 255.000 m2 (136.000 m2 on land, 119.000 m2 in the sea). Marina İstanbul, is located in Büyükçekmece bay, which is 20 km away from Atatürk Airport and will be in operation as of the first half of 2012.

Marina Istanbul will offer a wealth of services to keep your boat in the condition it deserves. A boatyard with lift and repair facilities will be available. A Helli-Pad is located next to thee marina.

The main facilities that will be provided to yacht owners include technology and telecommunication services, TV, fuel station, electricity, water, laundry, wc-shower, 24 hours security and surveillance supported by card and satellite reader systems located in all dock entrances, fire and life saving equipments, customs, health facilities, car park and store rooms for yacht owners as well as an indoor car park with a capacity of 600 vehicles, workshops where the repair and maintenance of yachts will be made and a large slipway area including various services.

In addition to these; there will be a great choice of cafes, restaurants and bars for you to enjoy. A market including various retail groups. The Marine Club has social places such as SPA and sports complex for the residents of the area who would like to spend a pleasurable time with quality.

Shopping : Hypermarkets, Supermarkets, Shops, Stores, Markets
Reparing & Maintenance Workshops
Technical Equipment Shops
Accommodation : Pensions, Hotels, Motels, Apart Hotels
Dining : Restaurants, Cafes, Buffets, Bakeries
Communication : Post Office, Phone, Internet, Wi-Fi
Health : Hospitals, Health Centers, Pharmacies, Doctors, Nurses, Dentists
Hair dresser
Entertainment : Discotheques, Bars, Night Clubs


Kanuni Sultan Süleyman Bridge
World-known famous Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan started the construction of the bridge with the command of Sultan Mehmet during the statutory Szigetvar expedition. The bridge was completed 1566-1567 during II. Selim and reserve currency 73,853 has been spent. Hundreds of sculptor and carpenter worked in the construction of the bridge and the waters of the lake are drawn with giant water pumps. The foundation of the bridge combined with lead-casting piles which driven up to 2-3 human length. This basic method was later applied to the New Mosque by the architect Davut Aga. Mimar Sinan Bridge is 635 mt. long, 7.17 meters wide and composed of the combination of 4 different bellows.

Sokullu Mehmet Pasha Mosque
Sokullu Mehmet Pasha Mosque (1567) is located in Büyükçekmece Dizdariye District on Enver Pasha Street. Due to its location it is known as Mosque of Bridgehead. The mosque is one of Mimar Sinan`s masterpiece. Sokullu Mehmet Pasha Mosque composes a miniature range complex with the bridge and Büyükçekmece Caravanserai. The most important feature is its minaret which there is only two exsamples in the world. The minaret is sculptured from a single piece of stone. The other example for such a minaret is in Egypt.

Fountain of Kanuni Sultan Süleyman
Fountain is the oldest standing structure in Büyükçekmece next to Sokullu Mehmet Pasha Mosque. The Fountain was built together with historical Sultan Süleyman Bridge and Caravanserai. The fountain was constructed in classical style and hewn stone bases in 3 wings. Each wing has a fountain and drinking trough in front.

Kervansaray (Kurşunlu Han)
Caravanserai was a large range (host) place on the extending roads from Thrace to the Büyükçekmece in 16th century during the Ottoman Empire. Mosque complex, Namazgah, three-arched fountain with four sections in the form of a bridge structure is located in the Caravanserai. Restorations made from time to time rendered it possible to reach these works to the present day. The construction of the Caravanserai is not the first structure built by Mimar Sinan commanded by Süleyman the Magnificent. The inscription gives the date of 974/1566. It is understood that an important range complex of buildings adjacent to a mosque had built by Mimar Sinan during the statutory Szigetvar expedition of Sultan Mehmet.

They are clean and have pleasant services. Fishes available due to seasons.


Bus : Büyükçekmece – Topkapı, Eminönü, Taksim
Minibus : Büyükçekmece – Topkapı
Fast Ferryboat : Yenikapı – Güzelyalı (Bursa), Yenikapı – Yalova
Seabus : Bakırköy, Yenikapı – Kabataş, Kadıköy, Bostancı
Airport : Atatürk International Airport, Sabiha Gökçen International Airport

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Atatürk Mahallesi, Kordonboyu Cd., 34500 Büyükçekmece/İstanbul, Turkey

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