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Sile Travel Guide: 47 reviews and 110 photos

Sile is a small resort town near Black sea, about 50 kilometers from Istanbul, going deeper into Asian side of Turkey. It is a small town, about 10 thousand people live here, but as the place is quite famous resort place in hot time here you could find much more people.

I decided to visit Sile, as I never been to Black sea, as well I wanted to go deeper into Asian side and make it in a daytrip from Istanbul (that means, naturally, not so far away). Sile was even more interesting than I expected. It is nice if you want to have more relaxed runaway from busy Istanbul to seaside. The place is known since 700 BC as a fishing village, in early Christian times Christians used to hide in nearby caves, later in Ottoman times it was known for its lighthouse.

Nowadays Sile is known for its good quality beaches, as well as rocks with castle ruins, famous lighthouse as well as famous cotton fabric Sile Bezi.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Relaxed atmosphere, nice seaside with castle ruins and rocks.
  • Cons:Public transportation to this town could be faster.
  • In a nutshell:Runaway from vibrant Istanbul.
  • Last visit to Sile: May 2011
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Kuznetsov_Sergey's Profile Photo
    Jul 22, 2011 at 11:59 PM

    Really a great looking coast with nice rocks around! Good for you to visit such a beautiful place!

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Jul 21, 2011 at 12:43 AM

    It is certainly a nice place to visit...Thanks for sharing your experiences....

  • bugulma's Profile Photo
    Jun 17, 2011 at 4:45 AM

    very picturesque views of the sea and crying rocks

  • yumyum's Profile Photo
    Jun 14, 2011 at 1:50 AM

    Lovely page about Sile! It must be very crowded in summer.

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Jun 13, 2011 at 2:18 PM

    Raimis, outstanding photos and interesting info about your daytrip to Sile. Buses in these parts of the world are never on time. I hope you didn't buy 1 kg of Baklava.


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