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istanbul Beaches

Hi, I'm visiting Istanbul in a couple of weeks with a few girlfriends and would like to know if there are recommendations of any good beaches (close by since we won't have a car) that we should definitely visit? Thanks.

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hi tina, i am not sure you will be able to swim in istanbul within a couple of weeks. istanbul has a coastline to black sea, where there are a few private and public beaches. but swimming in black sea at the end of september? i doubt it. istanbul is not marmaris or antalya, it has a different weather. but maybe you are used to cool air and sea and you will enjoy:) so just take a look at the links below:

www.istanbulbeach.com/istanbul/beachclubs/

www.istanbulbeach.com/istanbul/beaches/

turkeytravelplanner.com/go/…beaches.html

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Thanks! I will check the sites out.

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Istanbul's beaches are more for laying low, hanging out and sun bathing than swimming. Nevertheless, there are good beach clubs, Dalia and Solar beaches are happening, but do not raise your expectations too high for it is September. If you want something nice and quite then check out Golden beach club. Bear in mind thou, beaches in Istanbul are mostly further out of town so you kind of need a car. You can visit beaches in one of prince islands (islands are close to Istanbul and very conveniently reachable by ferries). Also try pools in Istanbul, Park orman is a nice place located right in the heart of the city and you can be in a forest and next to a pool, yet price is little high. Enjoy.

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Hi,

there is a topic in the German Istanbul forum where a young lady told about her experiences in Agva.

They went there by bus and it was a pretty long trip, about 3 hours.

Agva is a basic and touristic undeveloped village or town but with a nice beach (her words).

They stood at a hotel directly at the beach and enjoyed some days.

There are some restaurants with very decent food.

But she said that they wouldn´t come back probably, because of a lack of entertainement in the evening.

Sile is a bit closer, they stopped there for a tea but didn´t see anything of the area.

But as you are from Munich please have a look to these contributions youself:-)

Tschüss

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AGVA is a little and quiet resort town of less than a thousand people. It is well known for its sports and outdoor aqctivities and definitely not for its nightlife. People go there for a weekend to escape the traffic, noise, and hustle-bustle of Istanbul. The activities there are swimming, fishing, trekking, camping, bicycling, bird watching, nature photography, hunting, canoeing, river cycling, etc. There are a number of good restaurants with excellent food and good accomodation facilities. Here is an important link for AGVA:

http://www.agvarehberi.com/index_en.php

good luck,

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