According to the most popular real time location sharing application, Foursquare’s data; Istanbul’s most Checked-in locations are as listed below.
Without a doubt the first place is due to intense traffic of foreign and local visitors. Istanbul’s first airport in the European side, hosting more than 100 thousand passengers from all around the world, holding the title of the most checked-in location in Istanbul.
One of the iconic districts of Istanbul, Kadikoy; with its historic values such as Haydarpasa Train Station, Designer and other boutique shops, popular cafes and restaurants, has always been a popular visiting point for tourists and locals. Most of the public transportation stations such as metrobus, metro, bus and ferries are also located in Kadikoy, making it an important transition district. Other than that, recent urban transformation projects are increasing the attraction of Kadikoy, turning it into a valuable district for luxury real estate in Istanbul.
Bagdat Street is one of the first regions that comes to mind when we think about luxurious regions in Istanbul. Most of the world class designer clothing stores and other luxury shops, cafes and restaurants are located on this popular shopping street. In the scope of Kadikoy’s urban transformation process a lot of luxury apartments in Istanbul are also being built in this region and on the street itself.
Not surprisingly Istanbul’s second airport that is located on the Asian side is also made into the list due to the same reasons as Ataturk Airport.
The Bosphorus is one of the elements that made Istanbul a world famous province. Europe and Asia meets in Istanbul and the Bosporus Bridge is connecting these continents to each other, making it a major attraction point for both foreign and Turkish people from Istanbul and other provinces of Turkey.
Istanbul’s other historic and most popular shopping street, has 2 million visitors on a daily basis. Other than its historic value, most of Istanbul’s unique small stores, cafes, restaurants and entertaining places are on Istiklal Street therefore it has always been a popular location for tourists and locals to visit frequently.
Europe’s second biggest and Turkey’s biggest Mall, Cevahir malls’ visitors reach up to more than 100 thousand in the weekends. There are 280 stores, 34 fast-food restaurants and 14 Restaurants in this mega mall and it has the World’s biggest clock on its ceiling where each number on the clock is taller than 3 meters.
Besiktas is very similar to Kadikoy district which is on the Asian side. It is an important transition point for public transportation and it has a coast like Kadikoy. There is a bazaar in the center, popular cafes and restaurants in the alleys and due to its proximity to popular touristic visiting regions such as Kabatas and Taksim, Besiktas has always been one of the most crowded and most populated districts of Istanbul.
Mecidiyekoy is one of the important central districts of Istanbul. Most of the main public transit systems such as metro, metrobus line and bus stations in the district hence, It is an important access point for other districts of Istanbul and some of the biggest malls like Cevahir, Trump and Profilo malls are also located in Mecidiyekoy.
Istinye Park is another very popular mall in Istanbul. It is not as big as Cevahir mall but it is one of the first haunts that tourists and locals visit because of its world class brand and designer stores and luxurious restaurants. İstinye Park is the only mall with all the possible designer shops together on a single outdoor square.