Istanbul Sile District Guide

Istanbul City Guide

Şile is located in the Anatolian side of İstanbul and underpopulated district of the city after Adalar. However, it is one of the districts with the largest surface area in İstanbul. The district is adjacent to Pendik, Gebze, Kandıra, Çekmeköy and Beykoz. It is on the Black Sea coast in the north east of the Marmara Region. The district is famous for its natural beaches. Tourism is a very important source of income for the Şile district economy. The district is known for the Ağva, which has the most accommodation facilities. In addition, castles, waterfalls and parks are among the places to visit. Eighty percent of the area of Şile district is covered by forests. The International Şile Cloth Culture and Art Festival is also held in the district.

Check out the most comprehensive Şile district guide now. You will find the answers of many questions like “Places to see in Şile” or “How to get to Şile?” in this guide.

District Name



Population Density

Population Growth Rate

Surface Area

Number of Neighbourhood




48.119 / km2

3,22 %

712 km2


Do you want to get detailed information about hospitals in Şile? If you’re, our special health guide will be helpful for you. In Şile, there is 1 state hospital.

If you are looking for real estate for sale in Şile or real estate for rent in Şile, you are on the right page. As of the end of August 2020 in Istanbul, Şile district, the prices of houses for sale have increased by 13.25% in the last year. Average for sale residential property size is 150 square meters. Considering the annual averages, the neighborhoods that gained the most value in Istanbul province Şile district as of the end of August 2020 were Meşrutiyet, Çayırbaşı, Kumbaba, Balibey, Ağva Merkez, respectively.

Accommodation in Şile is an important issue for people who visit city for different purposes like tourism or business. You can find a lot of hotels that are suitable for every kind of budget in the borders of district.

Check out the “Best places to visit in Şile” or “Top 10 things to do and see in Şile” questions in this guide. Şile is one of the richest districts of the İstanbul in terms of natural places. You can also find a lot of parks and historical buildings to see all around the district. There are rich historical ruins in the Şile district from the Hittite, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman periods. The most wide-bodied lighthouse in Turkey, Şile Lighthouse was built in 1859. Şile Ocaklı Island Castle, built by the Genoese, is worth seeing. Hanımsuyu Fountain and Kabakoz Village Fountain are the famous historical fountains of the district. Değirmençayırı Waterfall and Hacıllı Waterfall are waiting for nature lovers. Kumbaba BeachAyazma BeachUzunkum Beach, Public Beach and Sofular Village Public Beach are the most beautiful beaches in the district. Kumbaba HillCrying RockKavala ParkOttoman Bath and Saklıgöl lake are among the other places to visit in the district.

Şile has only bus transportation alternatives. There is no direct transportation option to Şile with connections such as metro and metrobus. You can use IETT buses or minibuses to visit different districts of the city. Şile is 60 kilometers away from Sabiha Gökçen International Airport and 90 kilometers away from İstanbul International Airport.


Enes Sahin

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