Places to Visit in Kurna Village

March 25, 2024
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Many regions of Turkey have highlights with their cultural richness and lush nature. Kurna Village is also among these riches. There are many different options for transportation to Kurna Village, which is a village in the Pendik district located on the Anatolian Side of Istanbul. The first of these is transportation by private vehicle. Another is to buy a bus ticket and travel by intercity bus. Another transportation option is air transportation, which is preferred by those coming from more remote areas. For this, purchasing a flight ticket is sufficient. Kurna Village is a region that attracts attention especially with its lush nature, trees and wonderful recreation areas. As is known, Istanbul is a very crowded city. There are many people who want to get away from this crowd and spend a quiet time. Kurna Village is among the places that offer this calmness and peace to visitors.

This village was founded by Mehmet Pasha, known as Şevki, who was one of the pashas of Mehmet the Conqueror. That's why it has a deep-rooted history. Kurna Village is not a very rich region in terms of places to visit. However, since it is close to Pendik district and some famous shopping spots, there are other places you can visit when you come here. Before moving on to our list of places to visit in Kurna Village, we would like to talk about how you can reach this village. Because in the first lines of our article, we briefly stated which means of transportation you can come. Now we will give more detailed information about these means of transportation. Kurna Village is located approximately 15 kilometers from Pendik district. To come here, the best way is to first reach Pendik district.

If you are coming with your private vehicle, after arriving in the district, you can enter the Şile road and reach there by following the village signs. Visitors who do not plan to come with a private car can use the bus option and reach the bus terminal serving within the borders of Pendik. To do this, you can choose one of the intercity bus companies that go to this bus station from your region and buy a bus ticket. After arriving at the bus terminal, you can go to the town center from here and then go to the village by other means of transportation. If you are coming to Istanbul from very distant areas, you can choose to travel by air. Kurna Village is approximately 5 minutes away from Sabiha Gökçen Airport. You can choose one of the companies that fly to this airport and purchase a flight ticket.

After arriving at the airport, you can quickly get to the village by taking a taxi from here. We mentioned that Kurna Village is not a very rich region in terms of places to visit. However, the beauties it offers are so wonderful that you will not want to go anywhere else. We want you to know that you will have a very peaceful time in this village, which has the untouched lands of Istanbul. When you come to the area where the village is located, the first place you will visit is undoubtedly the inside of the village. That's why Kurna Village is at the top of our list of places to visit. Then, you can also visit Kurna Village Recreation Area, Ömerli Dam and Viaport Asia shopping center.

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Kurna Village

Kurna Village attracts attention as a region where an average of one thousand people live. This village, which is among the frequent destinations of those who are tired of the city chaos, is quite crowded, especially in spring and summer.

Since it is located within the Ömerli Dam, it is possible to visit many points at the same time when you come here. One of the first places that will catch your eye in the village are the village houses. You will smell fruit from the gardens of these houses. These fruits are extremely natural as they are grown by the village people without hormones.

There are three different picnic areas in total in Kurna Village. In addition, since the history of the village is very old, it is among the culturally rich. During the War of Independence, this region stood out as a military training area. The land of the village is irrigated with spring water flowing from the green hills. It is an extremely suitable region for those who want to get away from city life and live a village life.

Kurna Village Recreation Area

Kurna Village Recreation Area is a picnic area located within the village. If you are coming here from distant cities, you can book your flight ticket in advance and have a pleasant flight experience at an affordable price.

This picnic place covers an average area of 120 thousand square meters. A large part of this recreation area, whose construction was completed in 2018, is completely green. There is also a separate recreation area for cool weather and a separate recreation area for hot weather.

In this region, where barbecuing is also allowed, you can go on a nature walk to explore the surroundings, have a picnic with your family, or if you have a child, you can visit the children's playgrounds to have fun. You can have a pleasant and pleasant day.

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Ömerli Dam

Since one end of Kurna Village extends to the Ömerli Dam, we recommend that you add this dam to your list of places to visit in Kurna Village.

Ömerli Dam is a region that stands out with its natural beauty. If you have time during your trip, you can visit this scenic place and have a great time. Although this place is located closer to Kurtdoğmuş Village of Pendik district, you can reach it much more easily if you have a private vehicle. Since you cannot come to the area where the dam is located by bus by purchasing a bus ticket directly, you can also use taxi options if you wish.

Viaport Asia Shopping Center

Since one end of Kurna Village extends to the Viaport Asia shopping center, you can visit this place if you have time. Because access to this shopping center is extremely easy.

If you have a private car, you can easily go to this shopping center after your village visit. However, if you do not have a private vehicle, you can return to Pendik district center and get there by taking minibuses. You can buy something for both yourself and your loved ones in the shopping center, which contains many stores.

While concluding our article on places to visit in Kurna Village, we would like to reiterate that you can reach here by air by purchasing a flight ticket or by intercity buses by purchasing a bus ticket.

Photo: Pendik Municipality

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