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About Akmerkez, Istanbul

Akmerkez is a shopping mall located in the Etiler quarter of Beşiktaş district in Istanbul, Turkey. As the country's third shopping mall following Galleria Ataköy and Capitol, it was opened by a joint venture of the Akkök, Tekfen and İstikbal companies on December 18, 1993. The Akmerkez complex covers an area of 180,000 m2 (44 acres) and consists of a four-story shopping area, with two towers offering a total of 31 stories of office space, 14 and 17 in two towers, and a third tower with 24 stories of residential areas. The shopping area, offering visitors 246 stores, is spread over a triangular area connected to the surrounding main roads through 3 atria. The total rentable store area is 35,000 m2 (380,000 sq ft). There are 41 escalators, 2 panoramic elevators and 30 elevators. The cleaning, security and general maintenance is provided by a workforce of 250 people. In 2005, the shopping mall was converted into a real estate investment company, and 49% of the stakes were offered to the public. The Dutch real estate investment company Corio owns 46.9% of the public shares. Akmerkez is visited by nearly 36-38,000 visitors on weekdays and 50,000 over the weekends. The number of visitors reached around 1.5 million per month, or 14 million a year. It is reported that the average visiting time is with three and half hours over the world average. The shopping mall started to host art exhibitions and events with works of significants artists in 2002.


Overview of Akmerkez

Akmerkez lies in the city of Istanbul in Turkey. Akmerkez is not generally crowded with tourists and visitors.

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Akmerkez is generally not available on the guided Istanbul tours, but there are plenty others that are worth visiting.

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Address: Kültür Mahallesi, Nisbetiye Cd, 34340 Etiler/Beşiktaş/İstanbul, Turkey

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Istanbul by Night: Turkish Food Tour
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Discover Istanbul’s culinary delights on a 5-hour evening food tour of the capital. Led by an expert local guide, your tour includes visit to all the food hotspots around the city that many tourists don’t even know about. Check out a traditional ‘simit’ bakery, grill your own kebabs on an open fire in a barbeque restaurant, and visit a ‘meyhane’ (Turkish tapas bar) for meze and live music!

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Turkish Coffee Tour and Coffee-Making Class
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Share your experience - Rate Akmerkez, Istanbul

  • Too old to rack and roll but too young to die. Akmerkez shopping mall is still one of the best shopping destinations to shop in a compact environment. Best for a pragmatic shopping act. Has a few chic (I doubt) cafés at the ground floor, a fine food court on 3rd and a terrace on top.

  • If you are looking for a nice small quite shopping mall then you should go there, they don't have a lot of stores but great collection. Food court is really nice and clean too with a variety of cuisines, fine dinning and fast food.

  • Quiet, and fun shopping mall with everything for everyone. Wepublic (Beyman) department store has a very nice open display setup all throughout the mall. One of our must go destinations in Istanbul. There are many good restaurants around at Etiler street.

  • One of the oldest malls in town. Still a good attraction for shoppers. Being in city center is a plus.

  • It is one of the oldest shopping malls which has recently been renovated in and out. When I visited Akmerkez after many years last month, I noticed that it has become really attractive. There is a huge slide upstairs which gives children older than 7 and adults a chance to have a great time beside shopping and dining.

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