is a popular activity in Istanbul. This is the only place in the world
where you can enjoy the beauty of a mystical landscape while sailing back
through history to Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman times, and view
magnificent castles, palaces and mosques. From the North Sea through the
European interior, yachters can sail down the European channel system and
the Rhine and Danube Rivers into the Black Sea harbors and to the
Istanbul-Boğazı and Istanbul marinas - a safe and short way to get
there. Sail on the Istanbul Boğazı under the enormous bridges spanning
two continents and around the Princes' Islands to their beautiful bays.
You may anchor and enjoy the serenity of this area. After enjoying all of
the sights return to one of the two large marinas in the area. Ataköy
Marina is on the European side and Kalamış Marina
is on the Asian side. Both offer 24-hour service. International Offshore
Yacht races are held in Istanbul every summer.
Istanbul region offers lovely opportunities for golfing enthusiasts: The Klassis
Golf and Country Club, 65 km from Istanbul in Silivri, is the
area's second-largest golf club, with an 18-hole course and a 9-hole
course. The Kemer Golf and Country Club,18 km from Istanbul
in the Belgrad Forest near the town of Kemerburgaz, offers a
formidable test of golf skill on its 9-hole course. The Istanbul Golf Club
in the Ayazağa district of Istanbul has a 9-hole course.