All About Silivri District in Istanbul

Silivri is a famous district in Istanbul, about 65 km from the city center, with a view of the Marmara Sea, and this distinguished it from the rest of Istanbul’s rural areas and made it an area for investment and tourism.

It is bordered by the Büyükçekmece region from the east, Çatalca from the north, Tekirdağ from the west, and Marmara Sea from the south, and it is the second largest rural village in Istanbul after Çatalca.

Silivri Features:

– It is a fully serviced independent region that includes 3 universities, one government, two private universities, and many health centers such as Nejmy Ayanolu governmental hospital.

– It contains high-end residential complexes with views of the sea and many recreational places such as public parks that tourists visit it every year from all over the world.

– There are many five stars hotels, and shopping centers in the region, as well as villas on the Marmara sea coast which means it is fertile and suitable for investment.

– It is an ancient place full of historical places from Byzantines and Ottoman times, such as Silimbrya Castle, Shantou Greek Church, Silemba Houses.

– It is characterized by its direct views of a natural port, and its location on the entrances to the most important industrial and commercial centers, it also connects to the adjacent industrial and residential areas with a strong and modern transportation network.

– It is the summer capital of Istanbul because of its clean coast, and the fish restaurants near the coast, also it contains a large complex that includes many sports clubs, restaurants, and cafes.

The Perfect Investment Opportunities in Silivri

For several years the region has been witnessing an influx of foreign investors, especially Arab investors coming from the countries of the Arabian Gulf. We note today that many foreign investors from the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Azerbaijan, Russia, Kazakhstan, and other countries of the world are working to buy land and farms in Silvri, and observers predict that about 15% of the land sold in the region has been sold to foreign investors during the previous period, it is noted that most Arab investors are working on the purchase of large farms for the breeding of horses, German investors are buying residential units, while Greek investors are increasingly buying land and farms in the north of the Silvri region. The strong demand from local and foreign investors to the region has prompted many observers to be optimistic about the future of the region in real estate investments, as many expect foreign investments to increase in the Silvri area.


Silivri is located at the junction of the meridians 41 degrees 03 north and 28 degrees 20 east, connected to the province of Istanbul and 67 km west of the city center, on the coast of the Sea of Marmara. The district has a surface area of 860 km2 with agricultural lands. B.çekmece to the east, Çatalca to the north, Çorlu and Marmara Ereğlisi districts to the west and Marmara Sea to the south. Today, the district center extends from 1 km east of Muratçeşme to the Alipaşa road junction. central district municipality of Silivri, there are a total of 22 neighborhood mukhtars and 13 village headmen with 7 towns that have become neighborhoods by abolishing the municipal legal entities. The municipalities of the town that were extinguished are: Selimpaşa, Değirmenköy, Kavaklı, Gümüşyaka, Çanta, Ortaköy and B.Çavuşlı. The 13 villages of Silivri are as follows: Akören, Bekirli, Beyciler, Büyüksinekli, Çeltik, Danamandıra, Fener, Küçüksinekli, Kurfallı, Sayalar, Seymen, Çayırdere, B.kılıçlı.The topography in the region where the Silivri region is located is in the form of slightly undulating plains and the hills do not exceed 60 meters in height. The topography in question starts from the coast in the south and continues slowly to the north. In the Muratçeşme region in the east, the Bald and Arabian hills are the main hills. There are no high mountains within the district. In addition, there are no important riverbeds in the borders of the district, but there are small streams such as Çanta creek, Gelevri stream, Kova creek, Tuzla stream.


Rainfall in Silivri starts in autumn and intensifies especially in winter. The characteristics of the Thracian climate are seen in the region. Winters are usually cold and rainy, and summers are mild. The average annual rainfall is 600 700 mm. As you go north and west, the effects of the continental climate increase. The yearly average temperature is 13.7 oC. The hottest month (35.4 oC) is August, and the coldest month (average 2.0 oC) is February. The average annual humidity is 77 percent, and the average rainfall is 691.4 mm.


Silivri has the advantage of being located on essential highways as well as being at the entrance of Turkey’s largest trade and industrial centers. It is connected to the surrounding large residential and industrial centers by modern highways. Although it does not benefit enough from railway and sea transportation, Silivri is an important center that can benefit from these advantages in the future. This geographical location creates a privilege for Silivri. Three stations located in Kurfallı, Çayırdere, and K. Sinekli villages of Silivri via the Sirkeci-Çerkezköy railway line provide freight and passenger transportation to Istanbul and EdirneSilivri is one of the rare centers in Turkey with a transportation network that can benefit from road, railway, and sea infrastructure. In addition to being located on the E-5 and TEM(E-6) highways connecting Turkey to Europe, it has the advantage of being the entry point of Turkey’s largest trade center Istanbul and the Kocaeli peninsula. The main road connections to all residential areas and summer sites of Silivri are asphalt. The villages are connected to the center of Silivri, its towns, and neighboring districts and villages by more than one route. In addition, the fact that some of the international flights and charter flights are made from Çorlu airport will bring new opportunities for Silivri. Geographical Reasons for the Establishment of Silivri Here Considering the general appearance of the district, it is not difficult to find three factors that led to the establishment and development of Silivri: One of them is the coast, the second is the ease of protection of the city from enemies, and the third is plain.


The coast forms a wide indent that fits where the façade of the city is located. For the first time, the district was established on a cliff with a height of 56 m. from the sea, close to this recess, in a dominant place. This recess was previously suitable for the establishment of a port further ahead than it is today and was later filled by the sea. This stuffing event is more effective in the eastern part of the recess, and the reason for this is the severe lodos blowing from the southwest. The coast is very shallow, causing a large amount of rubble to accumulate. Recently built new breakwaters and breakwaters are fundamentally preventing the accumulation of rubble. If we look at the general view of the city from the coast, the first conspicuous view is that the settlement is built parallel to the coastline, and the inner side is concave facing the beach. From the town to the coast and a flat, large area was formerly the sea and again filled by the sea. This part of the city is developing towards the sea.

Ease of Protection

As for the ease of protection of the city, as for the second factor: the city was built as a place surrounded by impenetrable walls on three sides in a cliff that was up to 56 m.ye in places, and the fourth side was built as a flat wall with an average height of up to 50 m. that could not be exited from the sea. This place was chosen as an ideal place to be easily protected from enemies.

Fertile Plain

The plain, which we consider as the third factor: The land and soil around Silivri were suitable for two kinds of agriculture and animal husbandry due to the suitability of nature. Grain agriculture and viticulture were widely done by the Greeks who lived here during both the Byzantine and Ottoman periods. Especially the Greeks exported the wines they produced through this port. In the same way, grain was deposited in large warehouses and sent around through this port. The first two of these three factors, which complemented each other for a long time, gradually lost their importance. While export products were transported by sea until recent years, the railway built in 1872 and passing through the north of the region, the construction of London Asphalt in 1931, the Istanbul-Edirneasphaltı and the E-5 highway in 1957-59, and the development and increase of vehicles due to the regular and frequent flights of the port have eliminated all the functionality of the port. Despite this, the sea, which has lost its functionality in terms of transportation today, gains much greater importance in terms of tourism. As for the plain: Although the plain has never lost its value, the vineyards have been uprooted and the fields and fields have been disposed of as summer land on the beach. From this decline, livestock has gradually begun to decrease. The reason for this is the decrease in pastures.


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