Maşukiye Previously known as Voçbe Hable, Maşukiye used to be centered by Circassian refugees after the end of the Caucasian-Russian wars (ending in 1864). The mind-blowing nature of the Black Sea and its incredible vegetation-like greenery. The name of Maşukiye comes from "Mashuk" which means "in love". Among the most famous destinations in recent years, Maşukiye is often a favorite spot for weekend getaways. With some careful planning and choices regarding activities, it is possible to have an extraordinary time. There are many breakfast options for those who are looking for something savory to start the day or hotels all serving food which can be enjoyed onsite; people can hire ATVs or bicycles and ride around the estate; there is a nice walk down near Lake Sapanca where one can enjoy waterfalls that go off seasonally. If you visit Maşukiye during winter months, Kartepe offers an excellent option for skiing in terrific condition with wonderful views of nature in snow alongside mountains. Sapanca: Do not leave Sapanca without seeing the magnificent Sapanca Lake or going on a walk by its beach. Especially, do not miss Kırkpınar which has restaurants overlooking the lake from where you can enjoy an unforgettable experience. Kartepe: Southwest of Istanbul, Kartepe is known for its proximity to ski resorts and Marşukiye. It takes about 25 minutes to arrive by car. At 1601 meters high, it’s the second tallest mountain in the Marmara Region after Mount Uludağ. The parking lot at Green Park Hotel is nearby when driving up. There are also hotels with on-premise facilities for visitors who park there during this part of their trip. You can rent ATVs, bicycles, and ski at the hotel in Kartepe. Travelers who love to spend their time outdoors should come to this destination which offers diverse opportunities for outdoor recreation. If you enjoy sitting lakeside with views of Lake Sapanca and dining on snacks or dishes from any of the local restaurants, your vacation is made easier by choosing a different spot each day.