Welcome to Galataport, a groundbreaking urban regeneration project set to transform Istanbul’s historic Karaköy Port into a dynamic cultural, entertainment, and leisure destination. Galataport aims to revitalize this iconic waterfront district while preserving its rich heritage and enhancing its appeal to residents and visitors alike.
Located along the scenic shores of the Bosphorus Strait, Galataport occupies a prime position in the heart of Istanbul. Nestled within the vibrant Karaköy neighborhood, it offers unparalleled views of the city’s skyline and easy access to renowned landmarks, shopping districts, and transportation hubs.
History of Karaköy Port
The history of Karaköy Port dates back centuries, serving as a bustling maritime hub that played a pivotal role in Istanbul’s development and global trade. From its origins as a vital trading post to its evolution into a bustling commercial center, Karaköy Port has left an indelible mark on the city’s cultural and economic landscape.
Galataport Development Project
Galataport represents a visionary approach to urban redevelopment, blending contemporary architecture with the rich tapestry of Istanbul’s past. Led by renowned architects and urban planners, the project aims to create a seamless integration of cultural, commercial, and recreational spaces, fostering a vibrant sense of community and connectivity.

Marina Facilities

  • Marina Size: Galataport boasts a large marina with berthing options for yachts of various sizes. The total area of the marina is approximately 112,000 square meters (112 km2). This provides ample space for a range of vessels, from small pleasure crafts to luxury superyachts.
  • Waterfront Promenade: Galataport’s waterfront promenade is a long walking path offering panoramic views of the Bosphorus. The promenade spans approximately 1.2 kilometers (1.2 km) in length, providing visitors with opportunities to relax and enjoy the iconic skyline of Istanbul.
  • Recreational Facilities: The recreational areas along the waterfront offer a variety of activities and ideal outdoor spaces for leisure. The total area of these facilities is approximately 50,000 square meters (50 km2). Featuring walking trails, cycling paths, and picnic areas, these spaces create a fun and relaxing atmosphere for visitors.

Cultural Attractions
Explore a diverse array of cultural offerings within Galataport, including museums, art galleries, theaters, and exhibition spaces. From archaeological treasures to contemporary art installations, these cultural institutions showcase the depth and diversity of Istanbul’s cultural heritage, offering enriching experiences for visitors of all ages.

Entertainment and Shopping Options

  • Retail Outlets: Explore a diverse range of retail outlets offering fashion, accessories, souvenirs, and more. From boutique designer stores to international brands, Galataport’s retail spaces cater to every taste and style.
  • Dining Destinations: Indulge in culinary delights at Galataport’s restaurants, cafes, and eateries. From authentic Turkish cuisine to international flavors, savor a world of gastronomic experiences against the backdrop of the Bosphorus.
  • Entertainment Venues: Immerse yourself in entertainment at Galataport’s cinemas, theaters, and performance venues. Experience live music, theater productions, film screenings, and cultural performances that showcase Istanbul’s vibrant arts scene.

Awards and Recognition

Galataport Istanbul, which transforms Istanbul’s historic harbor into a vibrant and rich gastronomy, culture, art and shopping neighborhood with its innovative engineering and architectural works, was awarded the ‘Best New Development Project’ award at the international MAPIC Awards, which brings together the giants of the retail industry all over the world.

Galataport Istanbul was the winner of the “Port of the Year” category of the Seatrade Cruise Awards, the most prestigious award organization of the industry, held as part of the Seatrade Cruise Med exhibition held in Malaga, Spain on September 14-15. Galataport Istanbul was awarded in this category for its innovative approach and innovations in operational processes, which are globally exemplary in the awards where the leading ports of the world such as the USA and the UK competed.

Galataport Istanbul won the award in the category of ‘Eastern Mediterranean Cruise Port Showing the Highest Performance / Commitment During the Pandemic’.