Umraniye, Maltepe and Pendik, are nearby suburbs which are also worth discovering.
Istanbul is celebrated throughout the world as being home to Hagia Sophia. This popular attraction is less than 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) from the center of the city.
Pay a visit to Hippodrome, Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace in the center of Istanbul.
Come see much-loved sporting heroes, the Fenerbahce SK, battle their opponents at the iconic Sukru Saracoglu Stadium. To look like a local, don’t forget to pack some yellow and blue, the colors of the Fenerbahce SK.
When it’s time to slow down after a busy day discovering the charms of Samandira, check in to one of the area's many accommodation options. If you’re looking for a warm welcome and a good nights sleep it’s hard to go past the ISG Airport Hotel - Special Class, the ByOtell Asia Istanbul, and the Radisson Blu Hotel Istanbul Asia.