In a metropolis like Istanbul, where millions of people live; The crowd of the city, congested traffic, busy and stressful business life, endless rush may be overwhelming you. If you want to go to a quiet place for a day or two to rest your head in this busy environment, we have compiled the coastal villages next to Istanbul for you.
Karaburun Village, located in Arnavutköy, is approximately 25-30 km from the entrance of the Bosphorus. Since it is a seaside village, it is a beautiful place to be preferred, especially in the summer months. This village, where you can walk on its long and wide beaches and swim in the hot weather, is perfect for Istanbulites who want to take a day trip.
If you want to enjoy the beauty of blue and green simultaneously, one of the best places to go is Garipçe Village. Moreover, it is one of the coastal villages that is easy to commute to since it is 10 km away from Sarıyer. In addition, the historical Garipçe Castle at the entrance of the village offers a unique view for visitors. On holiday, you can go in the morning and have your village breakfast, spend a day intertwined with nature and swim in the sea.
Rumeli Feneri Village
This village, named after the lighthouse in it, is located in the northernmost part of Rumelia. If you want to drink tea in a quiet place by the sea, you can visit Rumeli Feneri Village on the weekend. You can also visit and see the Topçu Castle, built in the 17th century in front of the village, where the Black Sea connects to the Marmara Sea and where Europe and Asia meet.
Kilyos, located on the Black Sea coast of the European side, is one with the cleanest sea and beach near Istanbul. This village, which you can reach by passing through the greenery of Belgrad Forests, is among the most preferred villages for swimming, especially in summer. You can go to Kilyos, a district of Sarıyer, and have a picnic in its green areas, walk on its long and wide beaches and swim in its calm waters. In addition, you can shop at Kilyos' charming bazaar and visit the historical Kilyos Castle at the end of the day.
Although it is crowded on weekends in the summer season, Ağva is one of Istanbulites' best day trip destinations. It is an excellent place for those who want to spend a day in touch with nature in lush walking trails and picnic areas, coves, and waterfalls. On hot summer days, you can swim in the sea and relax, or you can sit coolly by the Göksu River.
This charming village, where Durusu Lake, also known as Terkos Lake, is one of the ideal villages for those who want to spend a quiet day in touch with nature. You can visit this village for a weekend and walk or picnic in the green areas by the lake.
Demirciköy, located on the Black Sea coast of Istanbul, is one of the places where you can visit and have a good time in all seasons. In autumn and winter, you can have breakfast at the shabby restaurants on the beach or have a nice fish for dinner. In summer, you can swim in Uzunya and Dalia bays, lie on the grass and relax.
Anadolufeneri, located right across the Rumeli Feneri Village, is among the coastal villages that can be preferred for those who want to escape from the city's crowds. Located on the Anatolian side of Istanbul, this village is known for its 20-meter-long lighthouse. Anadolufeneri, one of the meeting points of the sea and nature, is one of the ideal places to spend a quiet and peaceful weekend. You can visit the houses reminiscent of Mediterranean towns and the historical buildings in them and spend an entire day.
Riva (Çayagzi Village)
Riva, an old Greek village known as Çayağzı Village, is a place frequently preferred by Istanbulites, located between Anadolufeneri and Şile. Relatively secluded compared to many places, Riva is an invaluable boon for a day trip or weekend. You can take a walk on the vast and long beaches or swim in the sea. You can also have a snack and have a good time at the cafes and restaurants on the beach.
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