Sile and Agva
Istanbul is a beautiful city of many sights and sounds. But the Black Sea coast offers landscapes at least interesting and spectacular as those found in the city. They are right there waiting to be discovered.
Heading northeast of Istanbul on the Anatolian side, we will arrive in Sile, a small Balck Sea fishing town situated on rocks. Known for it's sandy beaches and famous 'Sile Bezi', an open-weave cotton fabric, it is the perfect first stop for our tour. Once a port of call for ships sailing east from the Bosphorus, enjos a stroll along the fishing harbor or relax with a tea at the hilltop cafe overlookþng The Lighthouse of Sile.
On the way to Agva we come across picturesque traditional Turkish villages like Kabakoz and Suayipli where time seems to have stood still. So near to Istanbul distance-wise, yet so far in their way of life. Experience the friendless and curiosity of these villagers.
Continuing along the coastal route we arrive in Agva, deep in nature and situates between the Yesilcay and Goksu rivers that flow into the Black Sea.
Upon arrival you will find peace in a leisurely boat ride down the Goksu river. Set in a landscape so green and rich, bask in the sights of Agva.
After taking in a magnificent view overlooking the sea and bluffs, we will break for lunch where you may dine on the local fish.
Next you will have a choice to truly unwind in the beauty of the Black Sea region by either relaxing along the Goksu River, or on one of Agva's sandy beaches. Surrounded by forest and cliffs, the fresh, blue green waters of the sea are calling you. Get lost in nature. We will take the forest route on our return trip. Because of it's mild, damp climate, this region is heavily forested and here is where we make our final stop. relax with a tea as you sway in a hammock at a forest cafe. A perfect ending to a day rich in nature. We will depart from this final destination to return back to Istanbul fully rejuvenated.