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.