Where is Agva ?
Agva stands within the boundaries of Sile, in the northern part of Istanbul. It is a quite nice getaway point for Istanbulites and the visitors of Istanbul.
When should I visit Agva?
Agva has a lot to offer in each season for peace-seekers. You can visit in winter and have great time chilling around the fireplace, in autumn you can enjoy the amazing views while taking a walk along the forests. If you are more into activities like camping or hiking you may prefer summer; but you should definitely see the blooming Judas trees in spring.
How can I go to Agva?
Agva is in 105 kilometers away from Istanbul. You can take a quick drive with your individual car; or you can always use public transportation or catch the commercial bus that is having roundtrip tours between Istanbul and Agva.
Where can I stay in Agva?
Agva has a lot to offer when it comes to accommodation. As mentioned before, there are camping sites where you can stay in your tent and watch the stars in nocturnal sky. You can also prefer wooden hotels built on the Goksu River and enjoy the mesmerizing views looking like a real-life postcard or you can stay in bungalows surrounded by the green forests and rivers.
What will I see in Agva?
Well, this is a great question with multiple answers. Agva has great places to visit, actually some of the best in Turkey when it comes to natural wonders. One thing is for sure; whatever you will be doing, you will store up a great deal of oxygen.
First of all, Agva’s name comes from Aqua as you may have guessed. That is because it is surronded by two river named Goksu and Yesilcay and one sea that is the Black Sea. So, it is no surprise that you will see a lot of water around; but with a slight difference. The aquatic scenes here are serenaded by the amazing views of the forests and many great beaches and bays. You may feel like you are in a Miyazaki movie.
If you are in a mood for swimming, the great beaches of Kurfalli and Kadirga are at your service. If you are looking for a more secluded place, Kilimli Bay is your location with its peaceful nature and scenic surroundings. Do not forget to stop by at Kurıdere Waterfalls to enjoy the heaven on earth feeling while watching the misty wonders.
You can take a walk along in the heart of nature, daydream and clear your mind with the companionship of the glorious trees in the forest. You can rent a bike and ride along the shores or you can take a boat tour on the river and get inspired.
Leaving this paradise-like place should not be easy. This is why Agva is waiting for you throughout the year as a shrine of peace to put a smile on your face.