Ortaköy is a district connected to the Beşiktaş district on the shores of the Bosphorus. The Ortaköy Square is famous for Kumpir, Kokorec and Waffle stores. Ortaköy Mosque is a symbol of the city. It is a center of interest since the Ottoman period. At the time, the sultans visit this place as a summer resort. The magnificent palaces crowned with natural treasures. Today Ortaköy Bazaar, which is located in the mosque-church-synagogue triangle, is a cultural center with its portable “intellectual bazaar”, souvenir shops, cafes, bars and restaurants, Çırağan Palace, Kabataş High School, Galatasaray University and Princess Hotel. On the way down to the beach, you will see the kumpir and pancake stores which are the venues of Ortaköy.
One of the biggest problems of Ortaköy is the traffic problem and the other is the parking problem. In addition to the parking lot belonging to the Traffic Foundation, there are several private parking lots. But especially on Sundays, none meet the need. The time losing in traffic is prolonged. Undoubtedly, the most complainants of this situation are residents of the luxurious sites built in the recent periods.