The annual Tulip Festival is held in the park, which contains pools, groves and lanes suitable for hiking and jogging. It is a popular recreation area, particularly on holidays.
The modern highways across the hilltops run to the sea in Istinye and Tarabya. The latter is an old settlement around an extremely beautiful and well-known bay. The district is famous for the summer residences of the President of Turkey and the German embassy, the beach facilities, a 5-star hotel and the restaurants lining the shore.