Meet your guide at your Istanbul hotel or port, then head northeast of the city to Sile, a picturesque Black Sea fishing town with perfect sandy beaches, a pretty harbor and historic lighthouse. This is the perfect time to browse local shops for Sile’s distinctive woven cotton fabric, stroll the harbor or visit a nearby café.
Continue to the town of Agva — your route passes through the charm-filled fillages like Kabakos and Suaybli — and discover a Turkish community that seems lost in time. Board a slow-moving river boat for a leisurely trip along the Goksu River, with views of lush trees that line the riverbanks. Pause for a relaxing, 3-course lunch with locally-caught fish, then spend the afternoon swimming from one of Agva’s sheltered, sandy beaches.
Make the return trip to Istanbul through the forest, with a break at a local café to sip tea in a comfy hammock. Finish the day with drop-off at your Istanbul hotel or port.