The Galleria Atakoy was the first modern or “Western” style shopping mall to open in Istanbul, and it’s still a very popular place to shop today. It opened up in 1988, and though it was once the only mall in the city, there is a lot of shopping competition in Istanbul today.
Some of the shops and services at Galleria Atakoy:
- 140 stores with many international retail brands
- Several restaurants and food courts
- A movie theatre with 15 screens
- Bowling alley
- Skating rink
- Public prayer rooms
- Children’s play areas
- Wireless Internet service
The whole shopping facility extends over 2 floors, and a covered parking garage is available at the mall as well. Some of the shops at the mall include Adidas, D&R, Fabrika, Tommy Hilfiger, Samsung and Armani Jeans. The whole mall is brightly lit with open skylights and lots of natural green spaces to make your whole shopping experience a pleasant one, no matter what you’re in the market for.
The mall is located very close to both the Ataturk International Airport and the Istanbul yacht marina, so it’s a good spot for tourists who don’t know their way around Istanbul just yet.
Shopping at the Galleria Atakoy :
Location: Just off Kennedy Cd, near the marina
Hours: 10am until 10pm
Official Website: http://www.galleria-atakoy.com.tr/ (in Turkish)