Places to Visit in Süreyya Beach

June 12, 2024
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Every part of Turkey has its own natural beauty areas and cultural structures. When Türkiye is mentioned, Istanbul is one of the first touristic cities that comes to mind. Istanbul is divided into two: European and Anatolian sides. This city, which hosts a magnificent Bosphorus view, has various spots where you can spend your summer holidays. One of these points is Süreyya Beach, located on the Anatolian Side of Istanbul and within the borders of Maltepe district. You can come here by purchasing a flight ticket or bus ticket from many cities. In this article, we will give you information about places to visit in Süreyya Beach. There are some places you can visit in the area where the beach is located. However, while you are developing so far, we also recommend you to visit the tourist spots located nearby.

For holidaymakers planning to come to Süreyya Beach for the first time, transportation may be a problem at some points. First of all, you need to come to Istanbul to come to this beach. Those coming from the European side to this beach, located on the Anatolian side of Istanbul, can use various public transportation vehicles. Especially Marmaray is one of the most preferred means of transportation. Additionally, if you are coming with your private vehicle, you can also get directions via the navigation application. Holidaymakers who are planning to come from outside the city can search the bus terminals serving on the Anatolian Side and buy bus tickets according to which one is more suitable for them. After arriving in the city, one can choose among many different public transportation options such as minibuses, minibuses and buses and move to Maltepe district, where the beach is located.

Another transportation method is air. For this, you can evaluate the airline companies operating flights to Istanbul Airport and choose the one that best suits your budget and purchase your flight ticket. After arriving at the airport, you can reach the area where Süreyya Beach is located by other means of transportation. There are not many places to visit in the area where this beach is located. However, since Maltepe is located within the district borders, you can also visit the nearby tourist spots while you are here. You can benefit from this article while preparing your list of places to visit in Süreyya Beach. When you come to the region, the points you can visit on and around the beach include the Virgins Monument, Süreyya Beach Camping Areas, Maltepe Beach, Orhan Gazi Park and Archeopark. You can create your travel list according to the popular spots in this article.

Monument to the Virgins

The Virgins Monument is seen as the symbol of Süreyya Beach. Before talking about this monument, we would like to mention what awaits you at the beach.

First of all, Süreyya Beach is a beach preferred by people living in Maltepe district as well as people living in surrounding districts. It is possible to swim and sunbathe from here. While the Monument of the Virgins was built in the middle of the sea, right across from the beach, it is now located on land because the coastal section has been filled. We think that the first structure that will attract your attention when you come to the beach may be this monument.

This monument, built in 1953, also has an interesting story that has become the subject of legends. In ancient Greek times, there was a place called the Temple of Virgins. Young single girls used to visit this temple and soon they found their spouses. It is possible to see this monument, which has an extremely interesting story, during your beach visit.

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Süreyya Beach Camping Areas

Another area you can have the opportunity to see by purchasing a Maltepe bus ticket is Süreyya Beach Camping Areas.

There are many areas in and around the beach where you can pitch a tent and camp. Those who want to spend their holiday in Istanbul can stay in this region either by caravan or by pitching a tent. There are also many cafes and restaurants around Süreyya Beach, which is frequently visited by local people during the summer. Additionally, this area becomes more lively in the evening hours.

Maltepe Beach

We think that it is impossible not to see Maltepe Beach while coming to Maltepe district. The next route on our list of places to visit in Süreyya Beach is Maltepe Beach with sea view.

In this area, you can walk along the beach, sit facing the sea and chat with your loved ones over a cup of coffee, lie on the grass, breathe in the fresh air and have a pleasant time. Süreyya Beach is among the points you can visit by purchasing a flight ticket. There are also various exercise equipment available on this beach. If you wish, you can exercise using these exercise equipment or tour the surrounding area by renting a bicycle.

Orhan Gazi Park

Another travel route that stands out with its lush green nature and wonderful sea view is Orhan Gazi Park, located on Maltepe Coast.

Ottoman Empire here in the past The ruler and the Byzantine Emperor came face to face. Since this event took place during the reign of Orhan Gazi, the name of the park was Orhan Gazi. You can relax on the grass in the park area, watch the sea view and have a quiet day.

It is important for travel lovers who plan to visit such tourist spots to buy plane tickets or bus tickets in advance. Because in some periods there are various discounts on ticket prices. You can benefit from these discounts and have a pleasant holiday experience with less expense.


The last stop on our list of places to visit in Süreyya Beach is Arkeopark, located close to the beach.

As its name suggests, the Archeopark is among the spots frequently visited by those interested in archeology. This region, which is one of the cultural values ​​of the Maltepe district, is also the only active archaeological site on the Anatolian Side of Istanbul. You can also visit this historical place after enjoying the sea at Süreyya Beach.

Before ending our article, if you have time outside of these touristic spots, you can also visit the shopping malls located close to the beach and buy various gifts for your loved ones. 

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