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Go ahead with scenes from Sile.
A wonderfull summerresort on the Black Sea shores, only 65 kms east of Istanbul.
Here a view from the fishery harbour taken at late afternoon.
At the fars distance rocks at the entrance of the harbour and a castle from the historical times can be seen.

It can be reached via side roads passing from Polonezkoy or directly from the TEM Highway. The name of Sile comes from Greek, which means a kind of flower (Mercankösk in Turkish).

Sile has long sandy beaches and it gets very popular especially during the summer time. Its population is around 35thousand but it triples during the holiday season, even up to 10 times during the summer weekends. During the spring and on nice autumn weekends, people from Istanbul comes to Sile to taste the fish in one of the restaurants around the fishermens' harbor or to stroll in its narrow streets. The town has the biggest lighthouse of Turkey which is a small restaurant today overlooking the Blacksea, it also became the symbol of Sile. Just above the harbor, there are ruins of a Genoese fortress on the steep rocks which was also used during the Ottoman period.

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