Via Port Shopping
It is not always necessary to be in the heart of a city for the best shopping experience. Istanbul is no different, with many shopping opportunities in the outer suburbs. Via Port Outlet Shopping is one of Istanbul’s retail pearls.
Via Port Outlet Shopping has everything under one roof. There are shops to suit everyone, from fashion and sportswear to bags and shoe shops. For home fashions, visit one of the many interior design stores. In addition, you will also find jewelry, cosmetic and electrical stores, and much more. Many of the world’s leading international brands are represented here, including Burberry, Calvin Klein, Prada and Ralph Lauren. More affordable labels are also available, such as Lacoste and Wrangler. Whatever your budget, you are sure to not leave empty handed.
As a reminder that you are in fact in Istanbul, visit Bedesten, a mini Turkish market, for wonderful spices, hand crafts and local produce. All the main restaurants and cafes line the semicircular building that overlooks the duck pond. While you eat, enjoy watching local residents: ducks, swans, peacocks and even rabbits. It is the ideal place to sit and contemplate your next shop.
Not just a shopping center
The open-air concept gives the center a great vibe, creating the illusion of a small village. Via Port is not just a shopping center and offers hours of entertainment. As well as the pond, there are plenty green areas, squares and Mediterranean-style streets lined with olive trees. Crowds are pulled in around the squares as street performers regularly take their spots with acrobatics or music.
Also outdoors you will find a large amusement park offering entertainment for young and old. Carnival rides, go-carting or the ATV track are great fun for the whole family, and there is even a Pony Club for kids. Alternatively, there is a 10-theater cinema complex and bowling alley.
Via Port Outlet Shopping is just minutes from the Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Istanbul Tuzla, with a shuttle bus running from Tuzla district. It is a shopper's dream and well worth a visit. You can easily spend a whole day there with almost 200 stores that open their doors each day until 22:00.