Istanbul has places where village life can be experienced with villages hidden in its districts although it is criticized for its dynamic lifestyle. The villages, located in Istanbul and its around are ideal for living a quiet life away from Istanbul’s chaos. Here are the most beautiful places in Istanbul…
Kızılcaali – Çatalca
Kızılcaali Village is located in Çatalca. Kızılcaali Village takes its name from the tree known as Kızılçalı and grown in this region. In this village where agriculture is widespread, poultry farming and beekeeping are also important sources of income. Kızılcaali is also known as the place where Istanbul’s flower needs are met.
Gümüşdere – Sarıyer
Gümüşdere, known as the old Greek village, is located in Sarıyer. It is famous for its lush nature and coasts. This place is much more beautiful in the summers. The town people, who make a living by gardening and vegetable growing, meet the vegetable needs of the surrounding regions.
Ağva – Şile
Ağva, which is connected to Şile, is one of the most beautiful towns of Istanbul with its exquisite location between two streams. It is possible to find many accommodation options in this town where tourism is an important source of income.
Kabakoz – Şile
Kabakoz is one of the oldest villages of Şile. It is famous for its century-old sycamore and beautiful beach. This charming area on the coastline is also famous in the county for its chestnut honey.
Baklalı, one of the Black Sea villages, is a village famous for its broad bean. It stands out agriculture and animal husbandry. It markets its products such as broad beans, buffalo milk yogurt, barley, and sunflower.
Çayağzı – Beykoz
Çayağzı is a village connected to Beykoz. Çayağzı is famous for its natural beauty. It has a population of over 3000 people. Çayağzı has located 60 km from Istanbul and it is known for its agricultural cultivation.
Reşadiye – Çekmeköy
Reşadiye, connected to Çekmeköy district earns its livelihood by growing vegetables and fruits. The village, which is famous for its cherries, also organizes a cherry festival every year.
Hacıllı – Şile
Hacıllı Village is swept by tourists in the summer months with its lush nature. Hacıllı is 130 km away from Istanbul. It is also preferred as a resting place with the camping area near Koca Stream.
Dereseki – Beykoz
Çanakça, which is connected to Çatalca, is a village with approximately 2000 people. It is located 70 km from Istanbul and the livelihood of the town is agriculture.