Places to Visit in Selimpasa

March 28, 2024
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Selimpaşa is a region of Silivri district, located on the European side of Istanbul, which is located in the Marmara Region of our country. The region, which was named Bigados in 1990, became a settlement of Greeks in the early 20th century. There are many important historical buildings and natural beauty areas that you can visit in Selimpaşa. Visitors planning a trip to this region can use city transportation if they are coming from Istanbul. Those coming from outside the city can choose intercity bus lines by purchasing a bus ticket. From more distant provinces, plane tickets can be purchased and air travel can be made. Selimpaşa is a frequently preferred place, especially for day trips. If you come here in the summer, you also have the opportunity to swim in the sea. Selimpaşa is also a rich region in terms of places to visit. We think we need to give more detailed information about transportation before moving on to these tourist spots.

City transportation vehicles are used very frequently to reach Selimpaşa, which is located in the European part of Istanbul. You can easily go to this region by choosing among means of transportation such as metro, metrobus, bus or ferry. If you are coming from out of town, you have two different options. The first of these is to come by intercity buses if you do not have a private vehicle. If you have a private vehicle, you can complete your journey using the navigation system. However, if visitors who do not have a personal vehicle want to use the bus option, they can consider the bus terminal serving in Silivri's Alibey District. For this, you can buy a bus ticket from your location and reach the bus station. The average distance between the bus terminal and Selimpaşa is 13 kilometers. After arriving at the bus terminal, you can choose transfer vehicles or take city buses to go to Selimpaşa. Another transportation alternative is by air.

For this, it is sufficient to purchase a flight ticket just like the bus option. Silivri district is close to Tekirdağ in terms of location. Since there is no airport in Selimpaşa, the first point you need to reach is Çorlu Airport. You can choose one of the airline companies that fly from your location to this airport. In addition, let us also point out this. If you want, you can also choose Istanbul Airport. However, since the other airport is closer to the region, we specified it as the first alternative. After landing at the airport, you can take the shuttle buses to the town center, and from the center you can go to Selimpaşa by public transportation. Among the places you should visit after arriving in the region are Selimpaşa Port, Selimpaşa Beach, Kavaklı Picnic Area, İkizli Çeşme, Historical Selimpaşa Houses, Aya Yorgi Church - Selimpaşa Church Mosque, Selimpaşa Mound and Ayazma Rocks. If you wish, let's start listing what awaits you at these tourist spots without further ado.

Selimpaşa Port

The first route on our list of places to visit in Selimpaşa is Selimpaşa Port. Located on Kadir Has Street in Selimpaşa, this port has a wonderful sea view.

This port is the first point visited by both local and foreign tourists. You can come across many fish restaurants along the beach. If you like to eat fish, you can go to one of these restaurants, taste fresh fish and have a pleasant time.

Selimpaşa Beach

This beach is located on Halaskargazi Street; It is the best spot where you can enjoy the trio of sea, sand and sun.

If you time your Selimpaşa trip in the summer, you can go to this beach and swim a lot. While the sandy part of the beach is both sandy and stony, the bottom of the sea is covered only with sand. However, we recommend that those who will walk by the beach bring their sea shoes with them.

Kavaklı Picnic Area

Located in Selimpaşa Center, Kavaklı Picnic Area, as its name suggests, is a place where you can carry out picnic activities.

You can have a picnic with your family or friends in this promenade accompanied by a lush green nature view, have a barbecue if you want, and go for a nature walk. We recommend that travelers planning a trip to Selimpaşa purchase bus tickets in advance to avoid any negative situations.

Twin Fountain

İkizli Çeşme, also located in Selimpaşa Center, is one of the buildings you should definitely see when you come here.

This fountain, built by Benderli Grand Vizier Selim Sırrı Pasha in 1828, is among the important historical structures of the region. You can see a wreath on the top of the fountain, which used marble in its construction. There are three rows of inscriptions on the forehead.

Additionally, those who plan to come to Selimpaşa from distant cities can benefit from discounted ticket prices by purchasing a flight ticket well in advance.

Historical Selimpaşa House 

Selimpaşa is a place that stands out with its historical houses. That's why, when you come here, we recommend that you take a closer look at the houses built using wooden materials.

It is possible to come across many historical houses while wandering the side streets of Selimpaşa. Although these houses date from the 19th century, they also attract attention with their architectural features. While wandering from street to street, you can see the houses up close and take photos at the same time.

Hagia Yorgi Church – Selimpaşa Church Mosque

There is not much information about this historical building, which was known as Aya Yorgi Church in the past but was converted into Selimpaşa Church Mosque in 1933.

Today, this mosque is closed for worship. However, it is still among the structures that you should definitely see closely when you come here. Those who will come to Selimpaşa from distant cities can purchase a flight ticket and travel by air, or if they wish, they can also choose to travel by road by purchasing a bus ticket.

Selimpaşa Mound

The next stop on our list of places to visit in Selimpaşa is Selimpaşa Mound, which is located on the coast of the Marmara Sea and only 3 kilometers from Selimpaşa.

This mound, which is one of the largest mounds in the Marmara Region, stands out with its 5 thousand years of history. We definitely recommend you to see this mound, which is one of the important historical structures that has survived to the present day.

Ayazma Rocks

Last on our travel list are Ayazma Rocks located in Selimpaşa Center.

We mentioned a beach where you can swim in our Selimpaşa travel list. Ayazma Rocks are also one of the areas where you can enjoy the sea. But this place is not suitable for families with children. If you want to swim in a quiet environment, you can choose this place.

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