Ağva

Located at the Black Sea shore, Ağva is 97 km away from Istanbul. A district of Şile, Ağva is popular with its lush green nature, Göksü and Yeşilçay rivers, sandy beaches and fish restaurants.

Located at the Black Sea shore, Ağva is 97 km away from Istanbul. A district of Şile, Ağva is popular with its lush green nature, Göksü and Yeşilçay rivers, sandy beaches and fish restaurants.

Inhabited by Hittites, Phrygians, Romans and Ottomans, Ağva has a history dating back to 7 BC. There are historical landmarks like churches, tombs and castle ruins.
Ağva hosts a 3 km long sandy beach, small coves and islets. Besides swimming and laying at the beach, at Ağva there are a number of activities to participate. You can go fishing, do water sports like river kayaking, go for a hike or camp at the forest.

There are a number of guesthouses at Ağva for longer stays. At sundays there is a local market to taste organic fruit and vegetables.

To reach Ağva, you can take a bus from Harem (Kadıköy) which runs at every hour to Şile and Ağva.

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