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6 ACTIVITIES YOU CAN DO IN AĞVA FOR A NATURE RETREAT

Due to its proximity to Istanbul, Ağva is a place of unique beauty that is frequently visited by Istanbul residents. This corner from heaven, with its green forests, blue rivers and the shores to the Black Sea, offers plenty to its visitors. How does one day go by in Ağva, what activities can be done? Don’t mind that Ağva is a small place, because it actually offers you a lot of activity options. Here are 6 activities you can do during your nature retreat in Ağva and you will enjoy until the end...

 

1. Village Breakfast

Ağva, which is one of the indispensable locations for nature escapes is ideal for day trips or weekend trips due to its proximity to Istanbul. There are many breakfast places in this charming area by the river or with views of the Black Sea. The breakfast places at Ağva promise you delicious local foods and breakfast choices. Warm village bread, fresh fruit jams, orange juice, tomatoes and cucumbers freshly ripped from the branches, cream and honey... Countless flavors! With all this, you can start your day with full of energy and anjoy the nature.

 

2. Historical excursions

This charming region does not only offer you delicious breakfasts and natural products. It also promises many places to visit with its villages and the neighboring Şile. There are many places such as Lovers Road, Göksu and Yeşilçay rivers, Kerpe, Carpet Bay, Kadırga Bay, Hidden Lake which you can visit in Ağva. If these are not enough for you, you can continue to visit historical and natural beauties such as Ocaklı Castle, Sarıkavak Castle, Ağlayankaya, caves, 11 Lakes Valley in Şile.

 

3. Sea, sand, sun

You have had a wonderful breakfast, visited all the sites and now you are exhausted... Great! Because it means it is time to rest! Pack your beach bag and head off to the calm Ağva beaches! The beaches of Ağva await you, with their calmness, silence and cleanliness. If you wish you can also camp here. Ağva beach, Kilimli, Sahilköy beach, Kumbaba, Kabakoz are the most popular beaches in this region. You can also add activities such as canoing, fishing, trekking, picnic on one hand while enjoying the sea on the other.

 

4. Lovely fish meal on the beach

One of the most enjoyable activities you can do to relieve tiredness is to eat a delicious fish on the coast of Ağva. Trout, pike, bluefish, red mullet, bonito are just a few of the kinds of fish you can enjoy at these restaurants. While eating these delicious fish you can also taste the local delicacies.

 

5. Night life

There are many places in Ağva which may be appealing to your sense of entertainment. If you want, you can spend the night in the pubs or watch the stars in the tea gardens. Or you can sip your drink whilst laying on the beach. You can even go to restaurants with live music events and enjoy music.

 

6. Accommodation with river view

One of the most important reasons why travelers are attracted to Ağva is undoubtedly the sympathetic accommodation facilities by the Göksu and Yeşilçay rivers. These facilities have many attractive options such as sauna, outdoor pool or rooms with a fireplace. After choosing the most suitable accommodation for your budget; read books on the hammocks in the garden, watch the sunset and the stars, have fun in the outdoor pools and relax on your balcony overlooking the river.

 

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