Şişli is one of the most crowded districts of Istanbul. Some of the most famous neighborhoods of Istanbul such as Nişantaşı, Mecidiyeköy, Bomonti, and Ok Meydanı located in the district. Şişli is surrounded by Beşiktaş, Beyoğlu and Kağıthane districts, making itself a central location for any visitors. Thanks to its location so many investments held in this place and so many residential sites, malls, skyscrapers, hotels, hospitals, universities have constructed here. One of the largest malls in Istanbul and Europe is located here, called Cevahir. Istanbul's first tram lines, natural gas, and electricity network were built in the district.
Şişli is one of the districts where you can find almost everything all together in Istanbul. Especially if you want to go shopping, Şişli is the best place for you. At every step, you can find different local and worldwide famous clothing shops and restaurants. The world-famous hotels of Şişli is ready to have you with them. The tallest skyscraper of Istanbul, Sapphire Istanbul is located in Şişli. Inside the building, there are offices, malls, and art-exhibition centers. Sapphire Istanbul has a 360-degree view of the whole city from the top of the skyscraper.
It is quite simple to reach anywhere from the district. The main highway of Istanbul goes around Şişli and it has many inter-connection stations of bus stops, metro, and Metrobus. It takes a maximum of 15 minutes to go to Besiktas and Beyoglu from the district. Of course, this time can change depending on the traffic because of rush hours in the morning and evening when the traffic gets intense. We suggest you visit Şişli during the day to avoid the rush hours.