Maşukiye is a residential area connected to the Kartepe district of Kocaeli, which has a great importance in terms of industry in Turkey and is located in the eastern direction of the Marmara Sea. Maşukiye is a place worth seeing, especially with its natural beauties. Many domestic and foreign tourists from outside the city visit this region throughout the year. It is ideal for those who want to spend an enjoyable holiday alone with nature and away from sight. In addition, since it is located close to Istanbul, the number of people who come here for a daily or weekend getaway is substantial.
Maşukiye, where many visitors come from cities such as Sakarya and Bursa, is 36 kilometers away from Kocaeli city center on average. You can come to the region by private vehicle, or you can take part in sightseeing tours. Maşukiye is very rich in terms of places to visit. Places you must see when you come to the region include Kirazlı Plateau, Kuzu Plateau, Aygır Creek, Sultanpınar Plateau, Çatalkaya Valley, Maşukiye Waterfall, Kartepe and Sapanca Lake. In the continuation of our article, you can read the remarkable beauties of these places and create your holiday plans based on these places.
Kirazlı Plateau is one of the first places you should add to your Maşukiye sightseeing plan. Also known as Maşukiye Plateau, this plateau stands out with its clean air and lush green areas.
The plateau is one of the places preferred by those who want to spend time with nature. Since it is one of the most beautiful springs of Maşukiye, it is especially crowded at the end of Haifa. You can have a picnic, go on a nature walk, participate in photo safaris and have a great time in this region, which is surrounded entirely by pine trees.
There are also bungalow houses and forest mansions in the area where you can stay. It is also possible to set up a tent camp instead of staying here.
Another place you should definitely see on your trip or vacation to Maşukiye is Kuzu Plateau. This plateau, which is as popular as Kirazlı Plateau, is among the points where you can be alone with nature away from sight.
Located approximately half an hour away from Maşukiye, this plateau stands out with its lush forest areas and camping areas offering accommodation. The plateau is also known as a nature park. You can go hiking in the region, which hosts a pararomic view of Sapanca Lake, take landscape photos and explore the surroundings by renting a bicycle.
Located in an area close to the center of Maşukiye, Aygır Stream amazes those who see it with its magnificent natural beauty. This stream, which starts from the peak of Kartepe and extends to Maşukiye, is ideal for those who want to be in touch with nature.
It is possible to come across many waterfalls in the area where the stream is located. There are restaurants right next to the creek. During your visit, you can take lots of photos of this natural wonder, go for a walk, and stop by restaurants to rest and have a drink.
Another place you should visit among the places to visit in Maşukiye is Sultanpınar Plateau. There is a pond in the middle of this plateau, which offers a magnificent view to visitors.
The plateau is surrounded by fir and pine trees. The plateau, which is among the places frequented by those who want to have a peaceful and quiet holiday, is very crowded, especially in the summer and on weekends. You can take wonderful landscape photos in the region, have a picnic, breathe in the fresh air, fish from the pond and have an unforgettable day.
One of the places you should not leave without seeing in Maşukiye is Çatalkaya Valley, which stands out with its panoramic nature views. Located at an average distance of 5 kilometers to the region, this valley welcomes visitors from many parts of our country.
This valley, which is described as a natural wonder, is flocked by many local and foreign tourists, especially during the summer season. Many activities are waiting for you when you visit the valley. In this area surrounded by pine trees, you can have a picnic with your family or friends, take photos, camp with a tent, and even swim in the streams to cool off.
You should not end your holiday without seeing this waterfall, which is located approximately 10 minutes away from the center of Maşukiye. There are many activities that allow you to have a pleasant time in the region, which is quite crowded in the summer.
You can have a picnic against the magnificent view of the waterfall, go on a nature walk to discover the endemic plant varieties in the surrounding area, go to the observation terraces and watch the waterfall from a bird's eye view, and have an unforgettable holiday experience. There are also places where you can fill your stomach among these natural beauties. Weekends Since it is very crowded, we recommend you visit on weekdays if you have the opportunity.
Kartepe was a must on our list of places to visit in Maşukiye. We definitely recommend you to visit Kartepe while you are in Maşukiye. Especially if you plan your holiday during the winter season, this region is just for you!
Maşukiye is located approximately 7 kilometers away from Kartepe Ski Center. You can go to Kartepe, which is among the frequent destinations of those who love skiing, and ski in the snow-covered ski resort. You can have a wonderful winter holiday in the region, which is the second highest mountain in the Marmara Region.
Before finishing your Maşukiye trip, we recommend you to see the famous Sapanca Lake. Located right next to Maşukiye, this lake offers its visitors a wonderful nature and lake view.
You can walk in this lake area, which is home to many migratory and water birds, take photos of the birds, swim in the beautiful waters of the lake, have a picnic in the recreation areas, and explore the surroundings by participating in organized boat or canoe trips. You should definitely add this lake, which offers a different beauty to its guests in every season of the year, to your list of places to visit.