Polonezkoy is a heavenly place, a unique village with its success in protecting its green nature and environment around Istanbul. Even on the way the village, passing through the forest road, you’ll feel the peaceful environment.

The village itself is a place where you can have the respect, feel yourself free from the crowd, noise and stress of Istanbul.

Popular Sights & Points of Interest

The House of the Memory of Zofia Ryży, where the village history and old photographs are exhibited, the historical Czestochowa’s Mother Mary Church, that was built between 1900-1914, the Polish Cemetery, also home to the tomb of the Mehmet Sadik Pasha’s wife, the house where Ataturk (the founder of Turkish Republic) stayed during his visit to the village, culture house or the open air wooden arts exhibition, are among the most popular places to visit and see in Polonezkoy.

You can also have a nice hiking and nature walking along the five-kilometer walking track of the village’s nature park and witness the impressive views and forest area.

The House of the Memory of Zofia Ryży

Zofia Rizi Memorial House is one of the must-see places for those who want to see photos, documents and memories about the history of the village. It is the historical symbol of the village, and the culture, friendship and hospitality between Poland and Turkey.

If you want to make cultural activity, see the village life and memories of the Polish people living in the village since 1842, and make a kind of a museum visit, than we recommend you visit this house of the Aunt Zofia, which is also one of the oldest houses in the village. Continue reading…

Polonezkoy Nature Park

Polonezkoy and its Nature Park is one of the rare places that remain green in Istanbul, and the village provides a very ideal environment for nature lovers with its clean air, nature that contains all shades of green.

You can do a great outdoor sports activity in nature by hiking or nature walking along the pretty roads and the pathways of the village, and along the 5-kilometer walking track.

Wooden Arts Exhibition

The tree-carved sculpture exhibition by art lovers is worth seeing in the green area in front of the Culture House, just behind the village square. Continue reading…

Czestochowa’s Mother Mary Church

The Czestochowa’s Mother Mary Church is one of the most important symbols of Polonezkoy. It is situated in a beautiful garden right at the entrance of the village.

Dating back to the 1845s, the church was also used by the Turkish Army as headquarters during the First World War. Continue reading…

Culture House & Art Gallery

The Culture House & Art Gallery of Polonezkoy hosts many activities during the year. You’ll also find many resources about the cultural activities, painting exhibitions and Polish culture. Continue reading…

Apiculture Museum & Glass Art Center

The Apiculture Museum located in the village square is a popular place to experience the beekeeping process and buy village’s honey and bee products, such as pollen, royal jelly, propolis and wax.

The Glass Art Center located on the road from the village square is also a popular place that you can both participate in the glass workshops and buy beautiful glass bead products.