Belgrad Forest is a mixed deciduous forest lying 15 kilometers north-west of Istanbul, Turkey. Geographically, the forest is located at the easternmost point of the Thracian Peninsula. Forest terrain is divided between Sarıyer and Eyüp districts. Several historical reservoirs lie within the forest. With a region around 5,500 hectares of forest it houses many plant, bird and animal species. The most common tree in the forest is Sessile Oak. (Quercus petraea) Belgrad forest is under protection and is one of the most visited recreational areas of Istanbul. It's named after the captures of Siege of Belgrade who settled in an abandoned village in the forest.
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