Located on Eastern Thrace’s Black Sea coast, Kıyıköy is a district of Kırklareli. Kıyıköy is also known as Midye among locals, the word is derived from the town’s Greek name Medea. This small town is popular of its natural beauties. A small town by the sea, Kıyıköy almost have everything in terms of the nature: Sandy beaches, clean sea, two rivers and untouched forests.
Besides its natural beauty and the laid back atmosphere, there are also some sights to see at Kıyıköy. The red city walls and gate go the town centre, traditional town houses are worth to see. There is also St. Nicholas Monastery (Aya Nikola Manastırı) located in the forest. It is a quite small religious complex engraved into a rocky slope of a hill.
At Kıyıköy, you can relax, swim, walk around the forest and eat seafood at the small restaurants around the town. There are also a couple of guesthouses for those who want to spend some time at the town.
To reach Kıyıköy, there are buses approximately once every two hours during daytime from Saray and Vize, both of which have direct bus connection from Istanbul.