Selimpaşa, known in Byzantine times as Epibates (sometimes as Epivates or Epibatos) (Greek: Επιβάτες), is a small town in the European part of Turkey, near Silivri in Istanbul Province.

Place name sign of Selimpaşa at state road D.100.

The city is located on the northwestern coast of the Marmara Sea, 50 km (31 mi) west of Istanbul and 13 km (8.1 mi) east from Silivri on the highway D.100. Selimpaşa today is a summer resort with long sandy beaches.

The town is the native place of the Orthodox saint Paraskevi and was populated mostly by Greeks until the population exchange in the 1920s.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Saint Petca Parasceva". Patron Saints Index. 2010. Archived from the original on June 15, 2010. Retrieved March 31, 2010.

Coordinates: 41°03′14″N 28°22′01″E / 41.054°N 28.367°E / 41.054; 28.367