Waters of Beykoz
Deli Orman, Sırmakeş, Özenoğlu, Dermal, Kırklar, Hamamderesi, Soğucak and Bey Pınarı have varied places and stories in Beykoz, along with the Karakulak Water. When Karakulak Ahmed Ağa noticed that he water he drank cured his stomach troubles, the chamberlain to Selim III, Cretan Yusuf Aga built a larger and extravagant fountain in the village and made the water flow out of gargoyle faucets. The water became instantly famous and its reputation went to countries such as Egypt, Syria and France. The water was served in silver jugs in the Palace after the rule of Mahmud I. It was distributed in seald demijohns before the Republic era. It was last dedicated to Sultan Abdulhamid II. The second most famous water in the village is the Sırmakeş Water, which was bought and processed by the renowned author of our literature Ahmed Mithat Efendi, who contributed to our cultural heritage. Sırmakeş Water springs from the area known as the Private Müezzinoğlu Forest.